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 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 Casper Press in Dec. 2022 and my poetry collection, Staring Too Closely, will be coming out in 2023.

More than twenty-five 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. See Publications for a full list of publications.


I write for my local newspaperhave freelance written and edited, taught writing, and been a developmental editor for New Degree Press. I also have a decade of experience in the educational nonprofit field. 

When I'm not writing, you can usually find me snowboarding, reading, or playing sports in Vermont.