About: Steve Yates
- Steve Yates was born and reared in Springfield, Missouri. He is the winner of the 2012 Juniper Prize in Fiction, and his collection, Some Kinds of Love: Stories, will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in April 2013. Portions of his novel Morkan's Quarry appeared in Missouri Review, Ontario Review, and South Carolina Review. A novella-length excerpt was a finalist in the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Faulkner / Wisdom Award for the Best Novella. For his fiction, Yates is the recipient of a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council and twice the recipient of grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission. His short stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, Turnstile, Harrington Gay Men's Literary Quarterly, Valley Voices, and elsewhere. Yates is assistant director / marketing director at University Press of Mississippi and lives in Flowood with his wife Tammy.