Michael Matheson is a genderfluid (pronoun: “they”) writer, editor, anthologist, book reviewer, and graduate of Clarion West (’14), based in Toronto (the one in Canada). Former Managing Editor (CZP eBooks) with ChiZine Publications, Michael is Editor-in-Chief of Anathema: Spec from the Margins, a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by queer POC/Indigenous/Aboriginal creators.
A Sunburst Award-nominated writer, Michael’s fiction and occasional poetry can be found, or is forthcoming, in venues like Nightmare, Shimmer, Grendelsong, Stone Telling, and anthologies like Upside Down, among others. Michael’s first anthology as editor, The Humanity of Monsters, was published by ChiZine Publications in Autumn 2015, with other anthology projects in the works.
Their reviews have been published in Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, ChiZine, 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 built and maintained the Canadian Speculative Fiction List (CSFL).
See the Bibliography and Editing pages for full info on published and upcoming projects.
Michael is a longtime freelance editor and writer, and they maintain a website, Matheson Freelancing, for their editorial, copywriting, ghostwriting, and other related services.
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.