J. S. Kuiken earned his MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow. In 2020, he was a winner of Project Outbreak’s audio play competition. He also teaches fiction at The Cottonwood Center for the Arts.
J. S. Kuiken writes about queer lives and experiences, teasing apart the easy categories we make for ourselves, instead reveling in the mercurial and, well, queer nature of identity. He is also focused on home and hearth, commenting on the nature of family, friendship, and love.
He has published in an assortment of magazines, including Cactus Heart, |tap|, Bosie Magazine, and has work forthcoming in Foglifter. You can view a complete catalogue of his publications here.
In addition to writing, J. S. Kuiken is a queer trans man. He loves archaeology (anything prior to the Bronze Age is golden). He has traveled throughout Europe and the U.S., and hopes to travel to East Asia, Australia, and beyond. He is owned by his ginger tabby, Beatrice.