Seth Fischer is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing, PANK, The Rumpus, Guernica, and elsewhere, and it has been listed as notable in The Best American Essays. He’s also been awarded fellowships by The Jentel Artist Residency Program and the Lambda Literary Foundation, and he teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

Books and essays he has edited have received reviews and mentions in The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, Kirkus, The LA Review of Books, Library Journal, Booklist and more. His specialty is developmental editing, and if you are interested in working with him, please go here for more details.

He just finished a draft of a novel that features both goblins and Hello Dolly, and he’s also writing his memoir about what it was like to be raised by four child psychologists.


A few other things because I can’t help myself:

I am scared of birds because of their affiliation with dinosaurs.

I  was once an employee of The House of Representatives, a fact I hope you won’t hold against me.

Related: I peed in a urinal next to Buzz Aldrin at a Buckminster Fuller Postage Stamp ceremony.

One of my favorite short stories ever is “Brownies” by ZZ Packer.

I moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco from Syracuse from Menlo Park from Santa Cruz from Denver from Boston from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania from, again, Denver, so I don’t know how to answer when people ask me where I’m from.

When I’m sick, I like to read Raymond Chandler. And John Bellairs. And watch Australian Rules Football.