DJ Cockburn funded his unfortunate writing habit through medical research on various parts of the African continent and drinking a lot of coffee. Earlier phases of his life have included teaching unfortunate children and experimenting on unfortunate fish.

In between a steady drizzle of rejections, he’s seen a few stories in venues including Apex, Interzone, and Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction for 2014.

His website is at and he has occasionally been caught twittering as @DJ_Cockburn.