About

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 former submissions editor with Apex Magazine.

Their fiction and occasional poetry can be found, or is forthcoming, in several venues, including IdeomancerStone Telling, and the anthologies Chilling Tales 2Dead North, FracturedFuture LovecraftMark of the Beast, and Masked Mosaic, among others. Michael is also editing three anthologies over 2015 and 2016: Start a Revolution (Exile Editions, May 2015), This Patchwork Flesh (Exile Editions, Spring 2016), and The Humanity of Monsters (ChiZine Publications, November 2015), with other anthology projects in the works.

Michael’s book reviews have appeared in ChiZineThe 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 also, once upon a time, used to draw. You can see why they turned their hand to fiction instead by visiting their DeviantArt page: ComesTheNight.

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.

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The “Self Portrait” image pictured above is © Michael Matheson. Please refrain from using this image in any capacity.

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