About Me

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G’day.

My name is Jeremy Szal. I was born in 1995 and currently live in Sydney, Australia but I’ve lived in both Austria and Thailand. I have a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales.

I’m a writer of science-fiction, fantasy, young-adult, and occasional horror, as well as reviews, articles, and essays. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Nature: Physics, Abyss & Apex, Grimdark Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, The Drabblecast and others. My work has been adapted into audio and translated into Polish, Arabic and Chinese.

In 2015, I was a Finalist for Writers of the Future Q3. My stories, reviews and articles are free to read online here. I have written several novels in the young-adult and adult genres, and I am currently seeking literary representation. I have also worked on a short film as a film producer. My IMDB profile is here.

I am also the fiction editor and audio producer for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, where I have worked with hundreds of talented authors and narrators, from Hugo and Nebula award winners and film actors, to new never seen before voices. These include George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, Christopher Priest, Joe R. Lansdale, Robin Hobb, Kim Stanley Robinson, Joe Abercrombie, and others. Episodes that I’ve worked on can be found here.

My favourite authors and sources of literary inspiration include Joe Abercrombie, Iain M. Banks, Paolo Bacigalupi, George R. R. Martin, Pierce Brown, Stephen King, and Michael Grant. Favourite film directors include Bong jo Hoon, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Sion Sono, Park Chan-Wook, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, and Martin Scorsese.

You can find me on Facebook and Twitter, on Goodreads and Amazon.

You can also buy me a coffee here.

 

 

 

Press Kit:

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Born in 1995, Jeremy Szal is an author of fourty publications and the assistant editor for Hugo winning podcast StarShipSofa. He lives in Sydney, Australia and is looking for literary representation Find him at: https://jeremyszal.wordpress.com/

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Born in 1995, Jeremy Szal’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Abyss & Apex and Perihelion, and his nonfiction in Strange Horizons and Grimdark Magazine. He’s the fiction editor of Hugo winning podcast StarShipSofa. He lives in Sydney, Australia and is looking for literary representation. Find him at: https://jeremyszal.wordpress.com/

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Born in 1995, Jeremy Szal is a Writers of the Future finalist and the author of more than fourty publications. His fiction has appeared (or is forthcoming) in venues such as Nature, Abyss & Apex, Perihelion magazine, and his nonfiction has appeared multiple times in Strange Horizons, Grimdark Magazine, and Fantasy Scroll.

He is also the fiction editor of Hugo award winning podcast StarShipSofa. When he’s not writing he’s watching films, playing video games, or reading. He’s written multiple novels and is currently on the hunt for a literary agent. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Find him at: https://jeremyszal.wordpress.com/

 

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Born in 1995, Jeremy Szal sold his first short story at 18 and his first professional short story at 19, with a total of nearly fourty publications. A Writers of the Future finalist, his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Perihelion magazine, and his nonfiction has appeared multiple times in Strange Horizons, Grimdark Magazine, and Fantasy Scroll magazine.

He is also the fiction editor of Hugo award winning podcast StarShipSofa, where he has worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, William Gibson, Allen Steele, and many others. He’s written multiple novels and is on the hint for a literary agent. He lives in Sydney, Australia, but somehow prefers the snow. Find him at: https://jeremyszal.wordpress.com/

 

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Born on a dark day in 1995, Jeremy Szal is an author of science-fiction, fantasy and nonfiction, tallying almost fourty publications and counting. He is also a 2015 Writers of the Future finalist. He sold his first story at 18, and his first professional short story at 19. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in venues such as Nature, Abyss & Apex, Perihelion and more, while his nonfiction has appeared multiple times in places such as Strange Horizons, Grimdark Magazine, and Fantasy Scroll Magazine.

He is also the fictioneditor of Hugo award winning podcast StarShipSofa, where he has worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, Robin Hobb, Kim Stanley Robinson, and dozens of others. Areas of interest include cinema (especially Asian cinema!), video games, medieval history, traveling, and reading, especially when spaceships or swords are involved. He has written multiple novels and is currently on the hunt for a literary agent to represent him. He lives on the beach suburb of Sydney, Australia, but prefers snow and cold weather so he can stay indoors and drink beer by the fireplace. He does not believe in happy endings. Find him at: https://jeremyszal.wordpress.com/

 

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Jeremy
    I noticed that your blog is a word press blog the same as mine. What is different however is the fact that you actually have viewers. How is this so? I am trying to get people to read my blog but so far all I got were four readers. I’m actually writing my blog as the fictional character Merrick Mc Cleud a Shaman and exorcist for hire. I wrote a book that talks all about him. I see your a fellow writer with multiple books under your belt along with other things. I would like to chat with you more if possible.

    I read your suicide squad review. It was interesting

    1. Hi mate,
      Can’t say. Probably because I’m “big” in other areas – I don’t just blog here, I’ve got stories and articles published in places like Nature, which links up and directs people here, which they follow me. At least that’s what I’m amusing happens.

      And thanks for the compliment…however I don’t have any novels published, only the aforementioned short fiction and articles. For what it’s worth: if you want to write, then write and send your stuff out there. That’s what I did and I’m here today.

      Have a good one,
      Jeremy

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