Andrew Kelly Stewart

We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep

Andrew Kelly Stewart’s debut book, We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, is in press with Tor.com, arriving March 9, 2021.

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Praise for We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep

"A parable of paranoia -- twisty, claustrophobic, haunting, and strangely beautiful. Sadly pertinent to the times in which we live." -Karen Joy Fowler

“A claustrophobic suspense novel of immense propulsive power; also a study of people under pressure, filled with heart and soul, hope and music. You’ll read it in one take, and be grateful you did.” -Kim Stanley Robinson

Available March 9, 2021 from Tor.com.

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Andrew Kelly Stewart

San Marcos, California · wordslikewater at gmail dot com

Andrew Kelly Stewart’s writing spans the literary, science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural genres. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, ZYZZYVA, and Juxtaprose, and his debut book, We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, is in press with Tor.com, arriving March 9, 2021. Andy lives and writes in San Marcos, CA, and is represented by John Silbersack with The Bent Agency.


Publications

A writer of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction.

We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep

Tor.com

Arriving March 9, 2021

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The Vicious World of Birds

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

November/December 2019

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Lemon Season

JuxtaProse

Winter 2019

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Likho

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

March/April 2018

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The New Cambrian

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

January/February 2014

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Wormwood is Also a Star

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

May/June 2013

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Synesthesia

ZYZZYVA

Winter 2012 (volume 28, issue 3)

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Typhoid Jack

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

May/June 2012

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Fuckin' Boots

Big Bridge

Summer 2010

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Kimchi

Big Bridge

Summer 2009

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Honors

The New Cambrian

Selected as notable story in The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, eds. John Joseph Adams and Joe Hill.

Wormwood is Also a Star

Selected as Honorable Mention story in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, 2013

Typhoid Jack

Selected as Honorable Mention story in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois, 2012.

Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop

Attendee, 2011


Coaching & Tutoring

Whether it's writing novels, short stories, academic articles, personal statements, or dissertations, the process is much the same: writing takes time. It takes multiple drafts. It takes patience, working through bad ideas in order to stumble upon good ones. And, if the project is long enough, it takes unbelievable fortitude and self-confidence. As an actively publishing writer, I am reminded of these challenges daily. But I'm also keenly aware of the rewarding feeling of completing a project, and putting the final polish on a piece. Of sharing my words and ideas with the world. This is why, for almost a decade, I have committed myself to being both a guide and a working professional in the field of writing.

In my capacity as a coach, I've worked with a broad spectrum of students, aged middle school through college, in various aspects of the writing process. In all cases, being a coach has meant both assessing the root of a person's particular problem or fear, and then encouraging and guiding them to succeed in their own goals. Open communication has always been a key component in my pedagogy, particularly when communicating via webcam, where technology mediates my relationship with a student or client.

Freelance Coaching & Tutoring

Words Like Water
  • Prep high school students for SAT Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay sections
  • Coach high school seniors in developing college admissions essays
  • Coach high school juniors and seniors in applying for college
  • Provide holistic guidance for students in improving writing
  • Train developing writers in grammar, punctuation, and style
  • Guide young writers through fiction exercises
  • Lead fiction writing camps for young writers
May 2013-Present

Private Instructor

The Vardell Family
  • Homeschooled AP English to Middle and High school students
  • Homeschooled AP History to High school students
  • Guided students through SAT and ACT prep
  • Guided students through exam prep
September 2014-March 2018

University Teaching Experience

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (August 2018-May 2020)
  • ALI 6110: Writing Across the Curriculum
Ashford University (June 2011-December 2014)
  • ENG 125: Introduction to Literature
  • EXP 101: Student Success Orientation
  • ENG 318: Creative Writing
San Diego State University (August 2007-May 2010)
  • ENGL 100: Rhetoric of Written Argument
  • ENGL 200: Rhetorics of Written Arguments in Context
August 2007-Present

Editing

As an editor, I have had the opportunity to truly help shape and develop student and client writing so that they are able to communicate more effectively, and to get to the essence of their meaning. Part of helping writers achieve this is to guide them in adhering to academic or professional conventions, both in their grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, but also in their adherence to particular formatting standards. Over the years, I've fostered the balance between hands-on editing and letting a student's individual voice emerge. I particularly enjoy helping writers to hone their voice, find their tone, and attain a professional standard.

Freelance Editing

Words Like Water
  • Edit college admissions essays for grammar and style
  • Edit fiction and non-fiction book manuscripts for grammar and style
  • Edit academic manuscripts for APA or MLA formatting
May 2013-Present

Dissertation Editor

University of the Rockies
  • Provided feedback to graduate students regarding dissertation continuity and argumentation
  • Critiqued dissertations for grammar, punctuation, and style
  • Provided technical editing for APA style and formatting
December 2009-May 2012


Request a Consultation

Please email wordslikewater at gmail dot com to inquire about availability and rates.

Coaching & Tutoring

Available for video-based SAT & AP English, Language, Reading, and Writing subject tutoring, as well as college prep coaching and consultation.

Editing

Available to edit and consult for all genres of fiction and non-fiction, including academic writing and dissertations.

Freelance Writing

Available for select content writing for creative and business projects, as well as collaboration.