Poetry. Prose. Portfolio. Perhaps.

Owen Schaefer is a Canadian writer and poet. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2013, he lived in Tokyo for fifteen years, where he worked as a writer, proofreader, and editor, as well as arts editor for Tokyo Weekender Magazine. His fiction and poetry have been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies, and he is currently working toward his MFA at the University of British Columbia.

Short Fiction

Hong Kong Highs and Lows AnthologyThe Mansion

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


Barzakh, Spring 2017Border Crossings

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

Arts Writing

Tokyo Weekender Magazine


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

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


On Twitter: @owenschaefer

Mail: owen -[at]- this domain

Amazon: Author Page