Tim Pratt (born December 12, 1976) is a science fiction and fantasy writer and poet. He grew up in the vicinity of Dudley, North Carolina, and attended Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor's in English. In 1999 he attended the Clarion East Writing Workshop. He moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2000, and currently resides in Oakland with his wife Heather Shaw and son River. He currently works as a senior editor at Locus Magazine.
Pratt's work has appeared in a number of markets, including Asimov's Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Strange Horizons. His story "Little Gods" (online) (2002) was nominated for Nebula Award for the Best Short Story. His story "Hart & Boot," first published in Polyphony 4, was reprinted in Best American Short Stories: 2005. His "Impossible Dreams" (Asimov's July 2006) won the Hugo Award in the Best Short Story category. Collection Hart & Boot & Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist in 2008.
He has also had stories and poems published in various other markets and Year's Best collections.
In 2009, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.