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 a concentration in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. I also have extensive experience in the nonprofit sector.

I edited the mental health recovery anthology, A Tether to This World: Stories & Poems About Recovery (Main Street Rag, 2021). My essay collection, Feed Me, is forthcoming from Holbrook House in 2022. I have been a Fiction and Poetry editor for various anthologies.

More than twenty of my short stories, essays, and poems have appeared in print and online. My story "No One Will Ever Hear You" won Noir Nation's 2020 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 (RIP). See Publications page for a full list of publications.

I am a judge for NYC Midnight's writing competitions and a Developmental Editor for New Degree Press. I am also the part-time Communications Manager at the Children's Literacy Foundation and I freelance edit manuscripts.


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.