Gazing West Publications

Author Stephanie West has a long history of award-winning storytelling, starting as a journalist in traditional print media before transitioning to digital and video mediums. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing, graduating during the pandemic, and is an alum of the New York Film Academy’s courses in line producing and filmmaking. She has taken multiple courses through the Sundance Institute’s Collab program, including directing and producing. She’s a regional Emmy-nominated film producer and director with a Telly Award credit for helming the video portion of a multimedia project on veterans through the Columbus College of Art + Design, where she taught film and video for two and a half years. On Fire is her debut memoir. She is working on her debut novel, Newcross, set for release in 2023, along with her second narrative nonfiction book.


West is always interested in new talent! To query her with a fiction or nonfiction book or short story with female, POC, LGBTQ+, or other marginalized voices and characters in central roles that are not stereotypical, send a letter (NO ATTACHMENTS) to GENRES: Drama, sports, crime, mystery, science fantasy. Think Unbelievable, Gilmore Girls, The Blind Side, Harry Potter, etc. NO APOCALYPSE OR HORROR.