Tarver Nova

Welcome! I'm Tarver.

By night, I'm a spec-fic author.
Also by night, I'm staff at a law firm.

I have stories and cats to share with you.
Glad you've stopped by.

My new story "Sentinel Crows" is out now in Kaleidotrope!


Check out my latest stories, and see what's coming.

Resources for Writers

Some links that my fellow genre writers might find useful.


Don't believe the lies: I am not a cat. But I have four of my own, and I've fostered a clowder's worth.


✧ in Kaleidotrope – October 2021

A tale about Death and her soul-guiding crows.

Fantasy | 4,600 words

The Oracle and the Heist

✧ in the J.J. Outré Review (Defunct) – May 2021

A fortune-telling trickster gets inventive with her tarot cards when a bank heister takes her seriously.

Crime/Humor | 4,000 words


Lingering Trinkets

Forthcoming in a spring 2022 anthology

A story about the ghosts in our antiques...

Horror | 4,800 words

Resources for Writers

Find a Market or Agent

Short Story Markets

Small Presses




Formatting and Standards

Professional Orgs


  • Conventions List - Locus Magazine list of conventions

  • World Fantasy Convention - Nov 4–7, 2021 | Montreal, Canada

  • DisCon III - 2021's Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention. Hosts the Hugos | Dec 15–19, 2021 | Washington, DC

  • Boskone - hosted by the New England Science Fiction Association | Feb 18–20, 2022 | Boston, MA

  • WisCon - May 27–30, 2022 | Madison, WI

  • Nebula Conference - hosted by SFWA - 2022 event TBD in mid-US


  • ASMRion - Background noise generator for focus

  • StayFocusd - Chrome app to limit time on distracting websites

  • Photopea - free Photoshop alternative


Cats. (1)

(1) Cats.