Hello! My writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Pank, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Gertrude, and elsewhere, and it has been listed as notable in The Best American Essays. I’m a contributor and former editor at The Rumpus and founding editor of The Splinter Generation. I teach at Antioch University Los Angeles, where I received my MFA, and Writing Workshops Los Angeles (where, if you live in Los Angeles, I offer classes.) I have been awarded fellowships by the Jentel Arts Residency Program and the Lambda Literary Foundation. I’m currently at work on an essay collection, a novel, and a memoir.


You should also know that I once peed in a urinal next to Buzz Aldrin. I was raised by three psychologists and a psychiatrist. I date men and women. 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. I am terrified of birds because of their affiliation with dinosaurs. I drink too much coffee. I love science museums, and I used to work in one. I also used to work in politics, but I’m glad I don’t anymore. I loathe filing. I am in love with John Bellairs, though I didn’t discover him until a couple years ago thanks to a very good friend.

You can always reach me at sethfischer (at) gmail (dot) com


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  1. Alex Young

    Aloha from Hawaii,

    I just read “Notes from a Unicorn” and it just changed my life. Some of these struggles you talk about, like the locker room peeks, are pretty damn close to some of the things I went through growing up. I came out to most of my friends earlier this year as gay, but then started dating a girl, which I’m sure was confusing and WTF-inducing to everyone. I have been in relationships with both men and women, and have learned so much about life and love from both. I constantly go back and forth when i think about my future, between ending up with a man or with a woman. Both options seem possible, and both seem incredibly fulfilling. I can honestly say that whichever gender i end up with for the long haul, I will be happy and not feel like I’m lying to myself. I am so glad I found someone (you) who i can relate to, it has been difficult not being able to read things like this. Thank you so much.

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