About Calvin D. Jim

Nominated multiple times for the Prix-Aurora Award, most recently as author of the short stories “Rose’s Arm,” and “Breathe,” Calvin D. Jim is a Calgary lawyer-turned-writer whose Asian-inspired tales have appeared in numerous anthologies and publications. A self-proclaimed geek, he managed to wrangle his wife and two sons into board games and Karate (not necessarily in that order, and not without injury). His latest short story, “Clear Waters”, was recently published in the anthology, Seasons Between Us under the pseudonym of C.J. Cheung. Calvin lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife, two kids, and an ever-expanding army of meeples.


Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest, 2006, 3rd place, “Hell Money.” In Places Between, summer, 2006.

Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest, 2007, winner, “Happy Valley.” In Places Between, summer, 2007.

Prix Aurora Award, 2013, Finalist, “Shanghai Steam,” Absolute XPress, an imprint of Hades Publications, November, 2012.

Prix Aurora Award, 2018, Finalist, “Rose’s Arm,Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Laksa Media, August, 2017.

Prix Aurora Award, 2021, Finalist, “Breathe,Prairie Gothic, Prairie Soul Press, November, 2020.

Publication Credits

Calgary Japanese Community Association quarterly magazine Japanese Mythology columnist Volumes 25-26 (Current Contributor)

Shanghai Steam (co-editor)
In Places Between
Rigor Amortis (Contributor)
Crossed Genre Quarterly (Contributor)
Tomorrow Anthology (AUS) (Contributor)
Okage Sama De
Enigma Front (Contributor)
Enigma Front: The Monster Within (Contributor)
Where the Stars Rise (Contributor)
Enigma Front: Onward (Contributor)
Enigma Front: The Stories We Hide (Contributor)
For Hart & Queen (Contributor)
Experiencing Chinatown Through the Arts Publication (Contributor)
Prairie Gothic (Contributor)
Seasons Between Us (Contributor)