Seth Fischer

What I do

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

I write weirdo fiction and memoir and personal essays about sex, grief, and cats.  Writing appears in Best Sex Writing, The Rumpus, Guernica, Joyland, and more. 

Developmental Editing

I edit for publishing houses and independent writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. I specialize in developmental and substantive editing, but I also do copy editing. 


I am a copywriter for a wide range of nonprofits and the occassional for-profit institution. I  write for the web, brochures, and more, and I have also done curriculum development. Clients include Stanford Children’s Health and Antioch University Los Angeles.

Teaching and Private Workshops

I teach creative writing workshops, and I also teach professional writing. I teach for the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program, Antioch University Los Angeles, Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and more.


About Me

I’m a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. My 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. I’ve also been awarded fellowships and residencies by Lambda Literary, Jentel, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe, and I teach at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Books and essays I have edited have received reviews, honors, and mentions in The Best American Essays, The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, Kirkus, The LA Review of Books, Library Journal, Booklist and more.

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