About

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I’m a queer and transgender writer, editor, bookseller, blogger and distant relative of John Harrison. I’m from Santa Ana, California, and I currently live in Edinburgh, UK. More info to come as I become more interesting.

My writing will be featured in the transgender anthology Pride, Not Prejudice (Unbound, forthcoming), which is still in the process of getting funded. Crowdfunding means we need to raise money BEFORE we can publish, so please consider pledging here!

I also write short genre fiction, which has appeared in Bewildering StoriesEsoterica and will be forthcoming in the August 2017 issue of Scrutiny. In November I completed NaNoWriMo; my project, such as it is, can be viewed here.

I’m a founder and editor at Æther & Ichor, a publisher of short fantasy stories. Our submissions guidelines can be viewed here. I’m also a resident reader for Carve literary magazine, book reviewer at Shoreline of Infinity and The Copperfield Review.

I’m also a Blackwell’s affiliate, meaning that if you buy a book from Blackwell bookshop online using a link from one of my posts, I’ll get a share of your purchase at no extra charge to you.

I also tweet an awful lot, and offer editorial services at reasonable rates, from proofreading and copy-editing to full plot structure and worldbuilding feedback. I will evaluate both fiction and academic papers. My services can be engaged by emailing ErisYoung@outlook.com.

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TESTIMONIALS:

REZZA RINOVA, MA in Environment and Development:
I went to use Eris’ help at last minutes notice. They were really responsive and willing to do the proofreading for my dissertation on short notice. Moreover, they were able to work within a tight deadline with a clear and concise review of my work, giving hints on where I can improve, and also helped me structurise my writing’s logic so I can deliver my message better. I definitely recommend their service as a proofreader.

IRENE ELLIOT, author:
[in my capacity as novel beta-reader, through Æther & Ichor mag]
Thanks to for giving me stellar feedback on my WIP novel! They were very thorough, honest, and quick.  

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