John Steciuk is a British-Ukrainian writer from Manchester, UK. In 2017, he received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where he was a recipient of the Difference Scholarship. His work has appeared in Litro magazine and has been shortlisted for both the Galley Beggar Short Story Prize and Penguin Random House's Write Now program. John currently lives in Norwich, where he is studying for a Ph.D. in Creative and Critical Writing. His Ph.D. project, a collection of linked stories titled The Reservoirs Are Colder and Deeper Than You Think, explores themes of mental illness and masculinity in the post-industrial north of England.