I'm Steven Sandor

When I’m not writing books, I’m editing Avenue magazine in Edmonton. I’ve been named Alberta Magazines’ editor of the year in 2015 and Avenue has twice been named Alberta’s magazine of the year.

My work has appeared in over 100 magazines and newspapers in North America, Europe and Africa.

I also do a bit of broadcasting work. For the last decade, I have done colour for FC Edmonton and some Canadian Premier League games that don’t involve FC Edmonton. I’ve appeared on Sportsnet, Citytv and OneSoccer. I’ve also done regular guest appearances on TSN Radio, CBC and Global Television. 

Maybe I’m listening to Slayer. You should, too. It really helps to get a project done. I also love horror movies, watching Arsenal (which can be sort of like a horror movie) and spending time with my family. I spend time as a volunteer coaching basketball and baseball.

I used to edit the Edmonton urban paper, Vue Weekly. I also used to write for the Sun Media chain and spent time in Toronto as the soccer columnist. There was also a time I edited Zone, the Edmonton Oilers’ magazine. Writing is what I do, because I am not handy.

I know there’s a lot of sports in there, but I didn’t start off that way. In fact, I thought I would do anything BUT write about sports. After I graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, I moved west so I could started off writing at small-town Alberta papers. I didn’t even stay long enough to attend the convocation.

After I got to Alberta, I’d head to Edmonton on my days off so I could follow the passion that had been sparked when I was in university — writing about bands. Staying out all night. Going backstage. Then, Vue offered me the chance to edit an urban weekly, back in a time when urban weeklies were the coolest thing in the world. It was awesome. It was through a series of happy coincidences that I sort of fell into sports, and I approach it the same way I did the rock and roll biz. I love the larger-than-life-ness of it all. But, as you’ll see, I’ve written about a wide variety of topics. Jack of all trades, master of none, right?

Want me to visit your school to talk about writing, character building, plotting? I do that. Find out more at http://www.yabs.ab.ca/artistprofile.php?id=107

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"You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs,
lotta what-have-yous."
"The Dude" Lebowski

My Awards

  • 2019 Winner, Alberta Magazine of the Year
  • 2018 Nomination, Alberta Magazine of the Year
  • 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards Nomination, Best Alberta Story
  • 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards Nomination, Best Digital Presence (The11.ca)
  • 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards Nomination, Best Long Feature
  • 2017 Nomination, Alberta Magazine of the Year
  • 2016 AMPIA Nominee, Best Sports Live Event Broadcast
  • 2016 Nomination, Alberta Magazine of the Year
  • 2015 AMPIA Nominee, Best Sports Live Event Broadcast
  • 2015 Winner, Alberta Magazine of the Year
  • 2015 Alberta Magazines’ Editor of the Year
  • 2014 Alberta Magazine Awards Nomination, Best Profile 
  • 2014 Nomination, Alberta Magazine of the Year
  • 2012 Resource Links Magazine’s The Year’s Best Books 
  • 2012 Finalist, Alberta Magazines Editor of the Year
  • 1993 AWNA Second Place, Best Feature Column
  • 1993 AWNA Second Place, Best Local Editorial