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 lilyblackburn93@gmail.com 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 lilyblackburn93@gmail.com. She primarily reviews creative non-fiction and literary fiction.


Vestibules:” Little Fictions | Big Truths (online)

WHEN I SPOKE IN TONGUES: 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)