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Max Jason Peterson

Max Jason Peterson

Master of Arts, English Literature

Pro member, Sisters in Crime, HWA

Author of Mystery, Horror, & Literary Fiction, Poems, Art.

Max Jason Peterson appears in these fine publications:

Carousel Nightmare” (story), Mystery Magazine, Special Pastiche Double Issue October 2021.

“The Halloween Open” (story), Virginia Is for Mysteries Volume III: An Anthology of Mysteries Set in and Around Virginia, Anthology Coordinators Teresa Inge and Heather Weidner, Koehler Books, Feb. 2022.

“An Invitation to Our Friend, Professor Moriarty” (poem), JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, Vernal Equinox 2022 (March).

“Rhubarb Pie” (story), Mystery Tribune, March 29, 2023.

More coming soon!

Also check out Sand in Our Shorts entries by members of the Sisters in Crime chapter Mystery by the Sea.

About Max.

Max Jason Peterson (they/Mx.) holds a master’s in English literature. With stories and poems published as MJP in Mystery MagazineVirginia Is for Mysteries Vol. 3, and JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature, this award-winning author has published under various bylines in AnalogClarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Flash Fiction Online, PodCastle, Seascape: The Best New England Crime Stories 2019, and A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes, among others. This genderfluid, pan night owl loves samurai films, reading comics with cats, fencing, dancing, and working in the darkroom.  

Enjoy additional creative works:

Blogging at Sand in Our Shorts with members of the Sisters in Crime chapter Mystery by the Sea

Or write to Max:

maxjasonpeterson [at] gmail [dot] com