Erika Nichols-Frazer

I am a writer, editor, and reader from the Green Mountains of Vermont. I have an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and a B.A. in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College. I also have extensive experience in the nonprofit sector.

My fiction, essays, and poems have appeared in print and online. My story "No One Will Ever Hear You" won Noir Nation's 2019 Golden Fedora fiction prize. My story "Ember" was nominated for a Pushcart prize. My story "On the Outside" received an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train (January-February 2019). See Publications page for a list of publications.

I served as fiction editor for the Bennington Writing Seminars' End of the World journal (January 2019 edition). I also served as poetry editor for The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop's 2013 edition. I was the Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars (January 2019).

I am a reader for Literary Orphans and a Developmental Editor for New Degree Press.

I am currently editing an anthology of mental health recovery stories, and am working on a memoir and short story collection. 

I am a thoughtful and meticulous reader who provides copy editing, developmental editing, and proofreading services. I'd be happy to help you get your story, essay, or full-length manuscript ready for publication. Contact me for a quote.

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