Crysta K. Coburn


Crysta K. Coburn has been writing award-winning stories for most of her life. Her first short story was published at the age of sixteen after winning runner-up in a local writing contest. She earned her bachelor's degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University in 2005. She is a journalist, fiction writer, poet, playwright, editor, podcast co-host, and one-time rock lyricist. She served as editor for The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales, Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages, and Gears, Ghouls, and Gauges (the latter two with Phoebe Darqueling). Tune in to podcasts Cinema Guano, Haunted Mitten, and Back Up A Second on your favorite podcast server.



"Skinship" in GlassFire Anthology

"Spider Crawling" in Mad Rush 1

"The Waiting Future" in Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica

"Night Flight" in Valves & Vixens Volume Two (also available as standalone audiobook)

"Heaven Ain't Close" in Cosmic Encounters (also available as standalone audiobook)

"Treasure" in The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales (also editor)

"Parched" in Migration: Queer Sci Fi's Sixth Annual Flash Fiction Contest

"Where the Light Enters" in Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages: a steampunk anthology (also editor)

Gears, Ghouls, and Gauges: a steampunk anthology (editor)

"He Called It Angel" in Harvey Duckman Presents... Volume 4

"Liberty" in Fairy Tales Punk'd: An Illustrated Mythpunk Anthology