Poetry. Prose. Portfolio. Perhaps.

Owen Schaefer is a Canadian writer and poet. Prior to moving to London in 2019, he lived in Hong Kong for six years and Tokyo for fifteen, working as a content writer, proofreader, and editor. For several years, he also worked as Arts Editor for Tokyo Weekender Magazine. His fiction and poetry have been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, and he is currently working toward an MFA at the University of British Columbia.

Short Fiction

Hong Kong Highs and Lows AnthologyThe Mansion    [Kindle]

Antilang, Issue 2, 2018 — flash-fiction: The Last Town / Myopia

Hong Kong Future Perfect AnthologyIn the Floating City

Dimsum: Asia's Literary Journal, Vol. 9Fazima

Jungle Crows: A Tokyo Expatriate AnthologyTrio

Pressed Literary Journal, Vol. 8 — The Sinking of the Disco Barge

Tokyo Advocate — Fifteen Minutes


Arc Poetry Website, May 2020i poison the ants and regret it

Barzakh, Spring 2017Border Crossings

McGill Street Magazine — On a Queen Street East Church; Bloor Subway; Photographer

Arts Writing

Tokyo Weekender Magazine


Arc Award of Awesomeness, May 2020, winner, poetryi poison the ants and regret it

Writers' Union of Canada Postcard Story Competition, shortlisted — Myopia

Writer's Federation of New Brunswick Annual Competition, winner, poetry — Raising the Whale

Writer's Federation of New Brunswick Annual Competition, 3rd place, poetry — Incidence


Mail: owen -[at]- this domain

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