Michael Matheson is a gender fluid Toronto (the Canadian one) writer, editor, anthologist, and book reviewer. Michael is also a former 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 Ideomancer, Stone Telling, and the anthologies Chilling Tales 2, Dead North, Fractured, Future Lovecraft, Mark of the Beast, and Masked Mosaic, among others. Michael’s first anthology as editor, The Humanity of Monsters, was published by ChiZine Publications in September 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 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 longtime freelance editor and writer, and they maintain a website, Matheson Freelancing, for their editorial, copywriting, and ghostwriting services.
The “Self Portrait” image pictured above is © Michael Matheson. Please refrain from using this image in any capacity.