Dave Gregory spent nearly two decades working on cruise ships and sailing around the world before he returned to Canada, married the woman he dated in high school and started writing fiction in a bay-windowed, book-lined room.

Dave is an associate editor for Exposition Review and a fiction reader for Gigantic Sequins. He is a member of the Internet Writing Workshop and his short fiction has appeared in more than fifty literary journals.


Dave’s story Eighteen Dollar Shoes was nominated for a Pushcart Prize (XLIV) in 2018.

Joran’s Song, a story set on the Greek Island of Syros, was selected as a winner in the 2019 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival – Read at the Fringe event.

His story Hoar Frost won an honourable mention in the Canadian Authors Association/Niagara Branch Annual Short Story Contest and appears in the 2019 Anthology “Fifteen Stories High.”

Out of 5081 entrants, Dave’s story Last Jump Off the Lift Bridge earned a spot on the longlist for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Out of 5107 entrants, Dave’s story This Monarch Can Fly earned a spot on the longlist for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Dave is one of 116 writers included in Sweetycat Press’ Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020.