David F. Shultz writes fiction and poetry from Toronto, ON, where he runs the 1000+ member Toronto Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers group, and is Lead Editor at TDotSpec Inc and Speculative North magazine. He is greatly appreciative of his readers, including his 6000 followers on Wattpad. David holds degrees in cognitive science, philosophy, law, and education.

Twitter: @DavidFShultz

Free copies

Free digital copies of any of these anthologies, stories, and poems are available for review, study, & educational purposes. Just contact me and let me know which title(s) you are interested in.

Anthologies (editor or compiler)


  • “How to Check if Your Peacekeeper-2000 Is Loaded,” in Strange Wars (2022)
  • “The Santas,” in Holiday Leftovers (forthcoming)
  • “Cōlony,” in Grandpa’s Deep Space Diner (April 21, 2022)
  • “Starship Scion,” in Alternative War by B Cubed Press (forthcoming)
  • “Hunger,” in Wyldblood Magazine (forthcoming)
  • “Starship Seraphim,” in The Astronaut Always Rings Twice (August 16, 2022)
  • “Cretaceous Camp,” in The Fuckening (forthcoming)
  • “The Bag Lady,” in The Siren’s Call (forthcoming)
  • “Starship Sepulcher,” in Dark Void Magazine (March 2022)
  • “The Santas,” in Wight Christmas (2021)
  • “True North,” in Extinction Notice: Tales of a Warming Earth (forthcoming)
  • “Demons of Industry,” in UNSPLATTERPUNK! 5 (forthcoming)
  • “Least Conscious Unit,” in Polar Borealis (forthcoming)
  • “Fermi’s Prism,” in Cosmic Horror Monthly (forthcoming)
  • “Hook & Grinder,” in Sirens Call Publications (December 2020)
  • “Starship Solitaire,” in Fusion Fragment (forthcoming)
  • “Starship Cybus,” in Shoreline of Infinity (forthcoming)
  • “Junkhead,” in Augur (forthcoming)
  • “Unraveling,” in Penumbric (forthcoming)
  • “Starship Scion,” in Outsiders (September 2020)
  • “Terminal Velocity,” in House of Zolo (2020)
  • “How to Check if Your Peacekeeper-2000 Is Loaded,” in Sci Phi Journal (June 2020)
  • “Blood and Sand,” in Aurelia Leo (forthcoming)
  • “Abrama’s End Game,” in Unreal (forthcoming March 2020)
  • “Kevin Was Bees,” in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, issue #78 (March 2020)
  • “Abrama’s End Game,” in After Dinner Conversation (Jan 2020)
  • “Ascension,” in Of Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns, by TANSTAAFL Press (Jan 13 2020)
  • “Boom & Bust,” in Diabolical Plots (forthcoming, March 2020)
  • “Nervana,” in Crash Code by Blood Bound Books (Jan 2020)
  • “Lawnmower,” in Gallow’s Hill (forthcoming)
  • “The Bag Lady,” in the Creep anthology by Culture Cult Magazine (forthcoming)
  • “Unraveling,” in Vastarien: a Literary Journal, Vol. 2, issue 3, by Grimscribe Press (Dec 2019)
  • “Rainbow People of the Glittering Glade,” in After Dinner Conversation (Oct 2019)
  • “Dry Bones,” in Third Flatiron Publishing’s Longevity anthology (Oct 2019)
  • “Jegudiel,” in The Anti-Languorous Project, May 28, 2019
  • “Ars Poetica,” in Abyss & Apex (April 2019)
  • “Addrassus,” in Broadswords and Blasters (Jan 2019)
  • “Forgotten,” in Whimsically Dark Publishing’s Deteriorate anthology (2018)
  • “The Santas,” in Polar Borealis Magazine, issue #8 (Dec 2018)
  • “The Bag Lady,” in The Shapeshifting Detective, by D’Avekki Studios (2018)
  • “Hook and Grinder,” in The Horror Zine (2018)
  • “Terminal Velocity,” in SQ Magazine (2018)
  • “Jerold’s Stand,” in Broadswords and Blasters (2018)
  • “Gods in the Machine,” in Lovecraftian Tales: Stories of Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror, by The Lovecraft eZine, 2017
  • “True North,” in the 49th Parallels anthology, 2017
  • “Arbiters,” in the Singular Irregularity anthology: Time Travel Gone Horribly Wrong, and Digital Fiction Publication Corp., 2017
  • “Ngu’Tinh,” in the SNAFU: Hunters anthology (2016), by Cohesion Press


Non-Fiction: Articles and Conference Presentations

Digital Media

  • Writing team lead, Going Nowhere 3, computer game by producer Stephen Haldaman, forthcoming
  • Writer, The Shapeshifting Detective, computer game by D’Avekki Studios, 2018.

Contests, Awards, and Workshops

  • Toronto Arts Council individual writer grant, 2021
  • Rhysling nomination, 2020, for Of fairy tales—
  • Best Magazine / e-zine Editor, Critters Annual Readers Poll, 2020
  • Winston and Stephanie Ling Award in English, 2019-2020, University of Toronto
  • Gravity Award, longlist, 2020, for Kevin Was Bees
  • Writers of the Future, Honorable mention, 2019, for Rainbow People of the Glittering Glade
  • Walter O’Grady Scholarship in English in 2019-20, University of Toronto
  • Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence Seminar, with Susan Swan, University of Toronto, 2020
  • Writers of the Future, Honorable mention, 2019, for Hunger
  • Writers of the Future, Honorable mention, 2019, for Mindkillers
  • Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence Seminar, with Andre Alexis, University of Toronto, 2019
  • Rhysling nomination, 2019, for Golgothan
  • Rhysling nomination, 2019, for Spatial Arrangement (Syzygy)
  • Rhysling nomination, 2019, for Venusian Arachnoids
  • Rhysling nomination, 2019, for five sigils
  • Rhysling nomination, 2019, for Planck Length
  • Rhysling nomination, 2018, for Goodnight
  • Rhysling nomination, 2018, for first date
  • Anne Tanenbaum Scholarship in English Literature, University of Toronto, 2018-2019
  • Editor’s Pick, The Horror Zine, Feb 2018, for Hook and Grinder
  • Writers of the Future, Honorable mention, 2017, for Ars Poetica
  • Writers of the Future, Silver Honorable mention, 2015, 4th quarter, for True North

Visual Art

  • Break Away, in Polar Starlight, 2021
  • Sprite Artwork in Marble Quest by DrakesGames, 2020
  • Guitar Bot, in Star*Line, 2020
  • Broken Chains, in Dual Coast Magazine, July 2018

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello there,
    Very happy to have discovered your work.
    In particular, I deeply appreciated the post on Frost’s Stopping By Woods, which I am teaching tomorrow.
    Thank you! I will be back.
    Kind regards,
    Carolyn Gandouin

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