Richard Butner runs the Sycamore Hill Writers' Conference. His first full-length story collection, The Adventurists, will be published by Small Beer Press in February 2022. His story "Ash City Stomp" appeared in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection (eds. Datlow, Grant, and Link, 2004) and was shortlisted for the Speculative Literature Foundation's Fountain Award. More recently, his story "Holderhaven," originally published in Crimewave 11: Ghosts (TTA Press, 2010), was a nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Other short fiction includes appearances in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interfictions, Electric Velocipede, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, SciFiction, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (eds. Cox and Duncan; Tor Books, 2004), and When the Music's Over (ed. Shiner; Spectra Books, 1991).
His nonfiction, on topics ranging from computers to cocktails to architecture, has appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers. He has written for and performed with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Aggregate Theatre, Bare Theatre, the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, and Urban Garden Performing Arts. Urban Garden produced his plays "Vogue Men's Fashions" and "Vogue Men's Fashions: The Window." He lives in North Carolina.