News & Appearances

Reading at HiFi Bar


Excited to be reading alongside some of my favorite writers at the Lyrics, Lit & Liquor reading series hosted by Amanda Miller. I will be reading new material, a brief short story.

Join us at HiFi Bar in the East Village on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 PM.

Readings also by Joseph Salvatore, Scott Hess, Sebastian Briglia, Genevieve Betts, and Amanda Miller. Music by Adeline Hotel.

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“Astronauts” in Steel Toe Review

Christopher’s story “Astronauts” appears in Steel Toe Review’s Issue #19 released May 14, 2014. The story is available to read online in full.

Essays & Criticism

Book Review: D. Foy’s MADE TO BREAK

dfoy_madetobreak_cover-724x1024Christopher’s book review of Made to Break from author D. Foy, appears in American Book Review.

From the review: “Readers will wish they could grapple D. Foy in a game of Truth or Dare to hear about all of his inspirations and influences. Because that’s what the meat of this story is: a Truth or Dare game gone bad, in a remote cabin, in really bad weather with trees falling over.”


“The Interview” in Revolution House Magazine

375651_503137713046379_291553337_aChristopher’s story “The Interview” appears in Revolution House Magazine, the December 2013 issue, volume 3.2. The magazine issue is available to read online in full.


Story: An Arabian Ornament

This story originally appeared in Poydras Review Issue 1, released Spring 2012. Read it here…


Earlier Stories

Earlier stories by Christopher X. Shade:

12th Street Journal, 2008: “The Finch”;

12th Street Journal, 2008: “The Choir Girl”;

SoMa Literary Review, 2005: “The Four Seasons of San Francisco”;

Riverwalk Journal, 2005: “The Accident”;

The Square Table Journal, 2005: “The Hat Cleaner”;

and other stories in small press publications.

12th Street Cover
12th Street Journal, Issue 1, Spring 2008.