Chwedyk's first published story was "Getting Along with Larga," which was the first winner of the ISFiC Writers Contest in 1986. In 1988, he won the contest again with his story "A Man Makes a Machine," which went on the be published as Chwedyk's first professional sale in Amazing Stories in November, 1990.
In addition to writing fiction, Chwedyk has also published a number of poems and has coordinated poetry slams in Chicago, where he makes his home.
In 2000, Chwedyk oversaw the Writers' Workshop at Chicon 2000, the Worldcon, and has overseen several other writers workshops at science fiction conventions over the years, often running the workshop at Windycon.
In his day job, he worked as a newspaper copy editor.
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