Ray Stoeve

Ray Stoeve is the author of the young adult novel Between Perfect and Real, which was a 2021 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Their second YA novel, Arden Grey, is forthcoming in April 2022, and they also contributed to the young adult anthology Take The Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance. They received a 2016-2017 Made at Hugo House Fellowship and created the YA/MG Trans and Nonbinary Voices Masterlist, a database that tracks all books in those age categories written by trans authors about trans characters. When they’re not writing, they can be found gardening, making art in other mediums, or hiking their beloved Pacific Northwest.


In the past, they attended the inaugural 2019 Tin House YA Workshop as well as the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop for adult fiction. As a teacher, they ran creative writing workshops for tweens and teens through the Associated Recreation Council, volunteered as a writing tutor for teens with the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), and worked as a classroom aide in public and private schools. They will be faculty for the upcoming 2022 Tin House YA Workshop. They have written for Autostraddle and YES! Magazine, and are currently a full-time writer, in addition to working with authors and publishers as a sensitivity reader. They are represented by Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.