I’m a Canadian-born fantasy and science fiction writer, currently living in the Boston area. While I enjoy both reading and writing within many genres and sub-genres, I admit to a particular fondness for high fantasy, most particularly for those multi-volume series of 800+ page novels that everyone loves to make fun of. Especially the ones with elves.

Although I am working on my own 800+ page novel (with elves!), everything I’ve published so far has been short fiction. I’ve listed all my publications below; if you’re interested in reading any of the stories, you can find links on the Start Reading tab.

For slightly more frequent updates than I tend to post here on my blog, you can follow me on Twitter, @KristinJanz.

I am also the co-owner of Enigmatic Mirror Press, along with my husband Donald S. Crankshaw. In 2016, we published Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith–an anthology of fantasy and science fiction stories with Christian themes. Now the Mysterion online magazine brings you more of the same, plus related non-fiction content. You can stay informed about all our projects–including open submission periods!–by subscribing to our newsletter or connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Published Fiction

“The Hungry Ghosts” in The Colored Lens (short story)

“The Vanished Legions” in Tales of Ruma (short story)
“King of Nowhere” in Strange Constellations, April 2018 (short story)
“The Water Tower” in Polar Borealis, April/May 2018, Issue 6 (short story)

“The Price of Healing” in Kzine, January 2017, Issue 17 (short novelette)
“Fabiana’s Fairy Godmother” in A Sea of Stars Like Diamonds (short story)

“Children of Cronus” in Silent Screams, October 2016 (short story)
“As Travelers in Sky Boats” in Escape Pod, September 2016 (short story)
“Thou Hast by Moonlight at Her Window Sung” in SQ Mag, March 2016, Edition 25 (short story)

“The Workshop at the End of the World” in Daily Science Fiction, December 2015 (short story)–Reprinted in Mythic Orbits Vol. 2 (2018)
“Twenty-Seven Images of Retribution” in, March 2015 (short story)

“It Is Beautiful Here” in Crowded Magazine, July 2014 (short story)
“Brother’s Keeper” in Fantasy Short Stories, June 2014, Issue 2 (short novelette)
“City of the Dying Sun” in Kaleidotrope, Winter 2014 (short novelette)

“The Guild of Swordsmen” in Silver Blade (novella)

“Clear Skies in Pixieland” in Nine: A Journal of Imaginative Fiction, April 2012, Issue 1 (long novelette)

“The Observation Deck” in On Spec, Fall 2011 (flash)
“The Kiss of the Blood-Red Pomegranate” in Aoife’s Kiss, December 2011 (short novelette)–Reprinted in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing
“The Shoemaker’s Daughter” in Mystic Signals, May 2011 (short story)
“Sons of God, Daughters of Men” in Strange, Weird, & Wonderful, Spring 2011 (short story)
“Woman Moving to the Country” in Prairie Fire, Winter 2010/2011; Volume 31, No. 4 (short novelette)

“The Year of the Bear” in Allegory, Winter 2010, Volume 11/38 (short novelette)

“Looking-Glass Milk” in Crystal Codices (short novelette)

“Veritas Nos Liberabit” in Futurismic (short story)

(flash = 1-1000 words; short story = 1000-7500 words; short novelette = 7500-10,000 words; long novelette = 10,000-17,500 words; novella = 17,500-40,000 words)