Meet Your Instructor: Timons Esaias
We are excited to introduce one of our favorite instructors! Some of you have worked with Timons in our contests or other workshops and know how insightful his feedback is.
Beyond his positive criticism, Timons taught in the MFA program at Seton Hill University for 20 years and has hundreds of publications to his name, in several languages.
With fifty years of storytelling experience, Timons has boiled down the tools and tricks into a digestible, easy-to-follow formula that will help your writing blossom.
Timons Esaias is a satirist, writer, and poet living in Pittsburgh. His works, ranging from literary to genre, have been published in twenty-two languages. He is the 2020 Asimov’s Readers’ Award winner for the Best Short Story and winner of a recent The Winter Anthology Contest. He has also been a finalist for the British Science Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize. His story Norbert and the System has appeared in a textbook and in college curricula.
His SF short story Sadness was selected for three Year’s Best anthologies in 2015, and The Asimov’s winner, GO. NOW. FIX., has been selected for two. Recent genre appearances include Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog, and Clarkesworld. Concrete Wolf brought out his full-length Louis-Award-winning collection of poetry titled Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek. His poetry publications include the Atlanta Review, Verse Daily, 5AM, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Willard & Maple, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Elysian Fields Quarterly: The Literary Journal of Baseball.
Timons was adjunct faculty at Seton Hill University for twenty years, in the Writing Popular Fiction MFA Program. Those who know him are unsurprised to learn that he lived in a museum for eight years.