José Pablo Iriarte

José Pablo Iriarte

José Iriarte is a Cuban-American writer and high school math teacher living in Central Florida with his spouse and their two teenage kids. His fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Grantville Gazette, Fireside Fiction, and other professional markets. His novel-length fiction is represented by Cameron McClure of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Learn more at his website:


  • “The Flood.” Grantville Gazette. November 2015. Buy it here.
  • “Cupid and Psyche at the Caffé Sol y Mar.” Fireside Fiction. October 2015. Read it here.
  • “Message from Beyond.” Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. July/August 2015. Read it here.
  • “Weight of the World.” Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. February 2015. Read it here.
  • “Extra Innings.” Penumbra eMag. October 2014.
  • “Yuca and Dominoes.” Strange Horizons. 4 November 2013.  Read it here. Listen to it here.
  • “Cabrón.” TWO: The Second Annual Horror Special (Stupefying Stories). November 2013. Buy it for Nook. Buy it for Kindle.

Awards and Memberships

  • Member: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
  • Member: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Member: Florida Writers' Association

Related Experience

I have presented and been a panelist at Spec Fic South East and Necronomicon, and will be a panelist at OASIS this spring. I have also given writing presentations for Osceola County writing groups and for the Orange County Library System. Additionally, I have been a school teacher for over twenty years, so basically present in front of an audience on a daily basis.

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