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David Byron Queen is a writer, publisher, designer, and brand strategist currently based in New York. He is the founder of the publishing company word west, the online writing school word west workshopsand Byron Design Co. He has taught with the Weil School of Medicine at Cornell University, London Writers Salon, Dallas Writing Workshops, and the Hudson Valley Writers Center. His work has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, VICE, Paste, Buzzfeed, Good Morning America, and many other places. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching sports, and making music on his laptop.




VICE McSweeney's Paste Magazine New World Writing Vol. 1 Brooklyn Split Lip Magazine The Rumpus Neutral Spaces Magazine Schuylkill Valley Journal New South BULL UnContemporary Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Micro No Contact Fractured Literary Okay Donkey Extra Crispy Jellyfish Review Fiction Southeast Whiskey Island Cheap Pop Hobart Extra Crispy Pithead Chapel Atlas Obscura Deep South Maudlin House NANO Fiction Fiction Advocate Monkeybicycle LUMINA Everyday Genius


University of Montana | MFA | Writing | '19

UCLA | CPE | Screenwriting | '11

The New School | BA | Media Studies | '10

Western Reserve Academy | HS | '06

Awards / Nominations

Best of the Net | Nominated | '21

Pushcart Prize | Nominated | '21

Truman Capote Foundation Fellowship | '17-19

Larry Brown Award | 3rd Place | '16

Ryan R. Gibbs Award | Finalist | '16


Adobe Creative Suite


Digital Media

Google Analytics

HTML / CSS / Java

Logic Pro


Microsoft Office



David Byron Queen

+1 (718) 691-9093


86 Wyckoff Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237


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