Peter J. Stavros

Peter J. Stavros is a writer and playwright in Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of two short story collections : Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore, winner of the Etchings Press 2020 Book Prize for a Chapbook of Prose, and (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village, based upon his short stories that first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. A former reporter for the Associated Press, he has had his writing published in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and magazines, including The Boston Globe Magazine, Cheap Pop, Crack the Spine, Fiction Southeast, and Hypertext Magazine, among others. Peter’s plays have been produced across the country, receiving Audience Choice accolades at various festivals. He earned a BA in English from Duke University, where he received the prestigious Newman Ivey White Award for Fiction, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University. He also holds a JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and has practiced law for over twenty-five years. More can be found at, and follow on Twitter and Instagram @PeterJStavros.

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