Short Stories

Stephen at a reading in ManitobaStephen Henighan’s first published short story was accepted by Pierian Spring, a literary magazine in Brandon, Manitoba, when he was nineteen years old. Since then, whatever else he has been writing, there has always been a draft of a short story on his desk.

As an undergraduate at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Stephen won the Potter Short Story Prize, which that year was judged by the novelist Richard Price, beating out, among others, fellow undergraduate Jonathan Franzen, who came third.

While  a graduate student at the University of Oxford, Stephen became the first writer to place stories in three different editions of the annual May Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge Short Stories. The second writer to achieve this, one year later, was Zadie Smith.

Stephen’s short stories have been published in many magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. 


Published Stories

"The Telescope,"  Lonely Boy. Stories of Father Loss  (Toronto: Cormorant Books, forthcoming), ed. Carla Maria Lucchetta.

"Grade," Numéro Cinq, Vol. 4 No. 5 (May 2013), 4pp. 

"My Soul Will Be in Paris,"  The Antigonish Review #172 (Winter 2013), pp. 89-99.

“How I  Became a Muslim,” University Affairs Vol. 52 No. 5 (June-July 2011), pp. 20-23.

After the Hurricane,”  Numéro Cinq, September 18, 2010, 7pp. 

“Terms of Surrender,” Ryga: A Journal of Provocations No. 1 (2009), pp. 83-88.

“Who Killed Martin Coombs?”, The Malahat Review # 167 (2009), pp. 69-87.

“After the Hurricane,” Grain, Vol. 36, No. 3 (2009), pp. 28-35.

“MacAnally’s Z,” [excerpt] Maryland High School Assessments (Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service,  2009).

“Road Accidents,” The New Quarterly # 105 (2008), pp. 116-120.

“La Santiaguera,” Descant # 134, Vol. 37 No. 4 (2006), pp.  56-73.

Descant 2006

“Motive ale exilului,” Lettre Internaţionale # 54  (2005), pp. 89-96 [Romanian translation, by Irina Horea, of “The Origins of Exile”].

“The Killing Past,” Prairie Fire, Vol. 26 No. 2 (2005), pp. 31-51.

Pairie Fire

Nothing Wishes to Be Different,” The Antigonish Review # 140 (2005), pp. 11-22.

“Where Are You in America?” Prairie Fire, Vol. 26 No. 1 (2005), pp. 30-35.

The Breath of the Turtle,” Best Canadian Stories 04 (Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2004), ed. Douglas Glover, pp. 102-116. 

Best Canadian Stories 2004

The Breath of the Turtle,” Matrix # 64 (2003), pp. 47-50.

“Femeia din Baku,” Lettre Internaţionale # 43 (2002),  pp. 82-86 [Romanian translation, by Irina Horea,  of “The Gentlewoman of Baku”].

“The Origins of Exile,” The May Anthologies: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Cambridge, U.K.: Varsity/ Cherwell, 2002), eds. Andrew Motion and Nick Cave, pp. 137-152.

May Anthologies 2002

“The Reverse Wedding March,” Carousel # 13 (2001), pp. 108-115.

“The Reverse Wedding March” [excerpt], Off the Shelf # LXXX (2001), p.7.

“Road Accidents,” Standard Hostility Index [on-line], (2001), 1 pp.

“Miss Why,” Queen Street Quarterly, Vol. 4 # 3 (2000), pp. 55-60.

“North of Tourism,” International Quarterly,  Vol. 3 No. 4 (2000), pp. 94-100.

International Quarterly 2000

“The Tongue Below,” Matrix # 53 (1999), pp. 18‑25. [reprint]

“Two Pleas,” Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 105 # 3 (1998), pp. 458‑464.

“The  Farm,”  A Room at the Heart of Things: The Work That Came to Me  (Montréal:  Véhicule Press, 1998), ed. Elisabeth Harvor, pp. 78‑83.

A Room at the Heart of Things

Nights  in the Yungas,” What  Is Already Known: 20th  Anniversary Anthology (Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1995), ed. Seán Virgo, pp. 254‑257.

“The  Tongue  Below,” The 1995 May Anthology of Oxford  and  Cambridge  Short  Stories  (Oxford:  Varsity/Cherwell,  1995), ed.  John Holloway, pp. 1‑16.

“The Meaning of an End,” The Malahat Review # 109 (1994), pp. 59‑69.

Malahat Review 1994

“The  Origins  of Exile,” The 1994 May Anthology  of  Oxford  and Cambridge Short Stories (Oxford: Varsity/Cherwell, 1994), ed. Stephen Fry, pp. 93‑118. 

May Anthology 1994

“The Border,” 32 Degrees: Prose, Poetry and Drama from  Concordia University's Creative Writing Program (Montréal: DC Books, 1993), ed. Raymond Beauchemin, pp. 232‑238.

Moving  Houses,” The 1993 May Anthology of Oxford and  Cambridge Short  Stories (Oxford: Varsity/Cherwell, 1993), ed. Michael  Dibdin, pp. 41‑51. 

“The Progression of Celibacy,” Event, Vol. 21 # 2 (1992), pp.  7‑11.

Event 1991

“Casualties,” Scrivener # 16 (1991‑1992), pp. 43‑46.

“Small Exposures,” Zymergy, Vol. 5 # 2 (1991), pp. 83‑89.

“Ida,” Zymergy, Vol. 3 # 1 (1989), pp. 89‑95.

“Cochabamba,”  Engaged  Elsewhere:  Short  Stories  by  Canadians Abroad  (Kingston, Ont.: Quarry Press, 1989), ed. Kent  Thompson, pp. 95‑107.

Engaged Elsewhere 1989

“MacAnally's  Z,” Telling Differences: New English  Fiction  from Quebec  (Montréal: Véhicule Press, 1989),  ed. Linda Leith,  pp. 64‑70.

“The Border,” Amelia, Vol. 5 # 2 (1988), pp. 104‑109.

“MacAnally's  Z,” Canadian Fiction Magazine # 63 (1988), pp.  64‑70.

Nights  in  the  Yungas,” Souvenirs: New  English  Fiction  from Quebec  (Dunvegan,  Ont.:  Cormorant Books,  1987), ed. P.  Scott Lawrence,  pp. 80‑85.

Souvenirs 1987

“Inside,” The Moosehead Review # 9 (1986), pp. 43‑44.

“Cochabamba,” The Fiddlehead # 148 (1986), pp. 50‑59.

Fiddlehead

“The Voice of the Artist,” Waves, Vol. 14 # 1 & 2 (1985), pp. 33‑36.

“The Sun of Coricancha,” Descant # 38, Vol. 13 No. 4 (1982), pp. 39‑41.

“Adrian  and Oliver,” Pierian Spring, Vol. 5 # 3 (1980), pp.  32‑37.

Pierian Spring

 

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