James Valvis has placed poems or stories in Ploughshares, River Styx, Arts & Letters, Hubbub, Midwestern Gothic, Rattle, Hot Metal Bridge, Cloudbank, The Sun, and many others. His poetry was featured in Verse Daily. His fiction was chosen for Sundress Best of the Net. His work has also been a finalist for the Asimov's Readers' Award. A former US Army soldier, he lives near Seattle.