James Stewart III is a Black writer from Chicago. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA from North Central College. He is currently finishing a novel about the daily struggles of a multi-racial working-class family and the costs they pay for loving each other. He also co-curates a text-based performance series "The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B" and is a managing editor of the magazine Critics’ Union. Stewart works as a paraprofessional with special needs students at a high school in the Chicagoland-area.