Steve Potter is a New England-born writer and editor.


His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions and Narrative Magazine, been nominated for the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, and been honorable-mentioned in Best American Short Stories 2020. He was also a recipient of the Adirondack Center for Writing's 2019 Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency. He received an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from New York University, where he served as a two-year Starworks Fellow. He is at work on two novels.

Steve currently serves as a Digital Editor at Climbing, an Outside Inc. publication, where he writes for Climbing MagazineAscent, and climbing.comHe has previously reviewed literary fiction for Kirkus Reviews, served as a content editor and producer for the executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, and taught creative writing at New York University and through Duke University TIP.


Steve lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife/life-partner, Emma Hine.