Lily Blackburn is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Portland State University, earning her BA in 2017. She has served as a senior prose editor with Typehouse – a writer-run literary magazine – since 2016. She has provided developmental feedback for submitting writers to the magazine for two years, covering short fiction and creative nonfiction; she now edits and curates the craft-essay blog.
Lily currently facilitates a workshop called Write to Publish for The People’s Colloquium, a non-profit writer’s community where she is also an active board member.
Submitting your work for publication to literary magazines? Lily edits short fiction and literary non-fiction, offering proofreading, line and developmental editing services. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your current project.
Single stories/essays or collections welcome.
If you would like her to consider reviewing your book, you can email Lily at email@example.com. She primarily reviews creative non-fiction and literary fiction.
“Vestibules:” Little Fictions | Big Truths (online)
WHEN I SPOKE IN TONGUES: Book Review (online)
EARTHQUAKES IN CANDYLAND: Book Review (online)
“Mugs:” *82 Review (online/print)
“Personal Essay and Memoir: How Content Shapes Form in Nonfiction,” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“Four Ways to Revise Your First Draft,” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“How to Handle Rejection As a Writer” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“5 Inspiring Essay Anthologies Every Writer Should Own” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“5 Poetry Collections to Add to Your Bookshelf This Spring” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“Writing Between Genres: When to Make Your True Story ‘Fictional’” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“Day Jobs Vs Creativity: Can You Have Both?” Write Or Die Tribe (online)
“The Wax:” flash, at Coffee People Zine (print)