Stephanie Adams-Santos is a Guatemalan-American writer from Oregon. Their work spans poetry, prose, and screenwriting. Often grappling with themes of strangeness and belonging, their work reflects an endless fascination with the weird, numinous, and primal forces that shape inner life. Stephanie is the author of several full length poetry collections and chapbooks, including DREAM OF XIBALBA (selected by Jericho Brown as winner of the 2021 Orison Poetry Prize) and SWARM QUEEN’S CROWN (finalist for a Lambda Literary Award). Their work has been anthologized in SPECULATIVE FICTION FOR DREAMERS, ATÉ MAIS (a Latinx Futurisms anthology) and a forthcoming anthology of hybrid literature and art. Stephanie served as Staff Writer and Story Editor on the television anthology horror series TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (CW/Netflix). Their episode ELLIOT was winner of a 2022 Gold Telly Award in Writing. As an inaugural fellow of the 2022 Ojalá Ignition Fellowship, Stephanie developed an original fantasy pilot based on the world and characters of the Tarot. Most recently, she was a fellow of the 2022 Sundance Episodic Lab. In addition to their literary work, Stephanie is creating and illustrating an original Major Arcana tarot deck called Tarot de la Selva.
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