Michael Matheson is a gender fluid Toronto (the Canadian one) writer, editor, anthologist, and book reviewer. Michael is also a managing editor (CZP eBooks) with ChiZine Publications and a submissions editor with Apex Magazine.
Their fiction and occasional poetry can be found, or is forthcoming, in several venues, including Ideomancer, and the anthologies Chilling Tales 2, Dead North, Fractured, Future Lovecraft, Mark of the Beast, and Masked Mosaic, among others. Michael is also editing three anthologies for 2015: Start a Revolution (Exile Editions, Spring 2015), This Patchwork Flesh (Exile Editions, Fall 2015), and The Humanity of Monsters (ChiZine Publications, Fall 2015), with other anthology projects in the works.
Michael’s book reviews have appeared in ChiZine, The Globe and Mail, and Innsmouth Free Press, and Michael is the former reviews editor for ChiZine. From 2010-2013 Michael was editor of the Friends of the Merril Collection newsmagazine Sol Rising, and from 2011-2014 Michael also built and maintained the Canadian Speculative Fiction List (CSFL).
Michael is also a Clarion West (’14) graduate. Their class was full of amazing people (many of whom you have already heard from, or will be hearing much more from in future), and Michael highly recommends the experience. Bearing in mind that it’s very much something that needs to be done at the right time in one’s career and life, so consider carefully before applying, but if it’s something you want to do and feel is right for you, it is absolutely worth doing.
See the Bibliography page for more information on published and upcoming projects, including those listed above as well as other non-fiction projects.
Michael is a freelance editor, and a dedicated Editing page can be found in the navbar above. Said page discusses process, as well as lists rates and some testimonials. The rates listed for editorial services are current as of now, but will be going up before the end of the year. (This paragraph will be updated to reflect that when they do.)
The “Self Portrait” image pictured above is © Michael Matheson. Please refrain from using this image in any capacity.