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.

Vocal Media Articles and Stories

Owen Schaefer on Vocal

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


Artemis Seven — Produced by Loads of Talent. Director: Gerrome Miller. Jan 17–19, 2022. N7 Theatre, Camden.


Living Artists Magazinea consummation on mount mitake; on Halloween i see the devil

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

Tokyo Weekender Arts Writing

Owen Schaefer: Articles and Weekender Blog


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

Amazon: Author Page