Amanda Nora Meadows

Amanda Nora Meadows – Editor

A collaborative and colorful editor with 14 years of experience specializing in original graphic novels, games, and genre fiction.

Overview

Hey! I'm Amanda, an Eisner-nominated editor of comics, games, and novels. In the past 14 years, I’ve joyfully acquired and produced 4-color books inside and alongside publishers of every size, like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Delcourt, Wizards of the Coast, Lion Forge, Oni Press, and many a literary agency. The books I’ve worked on have starred reviews by PW, Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal, and more. The comics authors I’ve worked with have gone on to secure representation and sell their books to major publishers.


Expect an enthusiastic collaborator looking for every opportunity to deepen your work's impact. I’m here to help you craft story worlds and info-rich resources that engage your audience, whether they’re your loving fanbase or a prospective agent. My feedback is designed for you to confidently apply within your means of effort and resources. Services include…


- Query letter review

- Developmental editing

- Editorial assessment - full completed work

- Editorial assessment - incomplete story, manuscript, layouts, pencils


There’s no one approach to any of the above, so my process starts with you and your material. We work closely at the start to set goals and expectations for your needs. Whether we’re revising a query letter or starting a new manuscript from scratch, I build a shared sense of accountability for your project with tailored timelines and gently challenge you with feedback that is relevant and actionable.


My genre focuses have been Science Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+ Studies, Food & Lifestyle, Role Playing Games, Middle Grade, and Young Adult Fiction, but I am open to related genres and subgenres.


Mapping the next steps in your quest? Let’s talk!

Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Humor & Comedy
Non-Fiction
Comics Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree, 2015
  • YALSA Best YA Graphic Novels of 2021
  • SLJ Best Middle Grade Graphic Novels 2020
  • Eisner nomination, Best Lettering, To Drink & To Eat Volume 1
  • 2020 ALA TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR ADULTS
  • 2019 New Face Award, Japan Media Arts Festival, Invisible Differences
  • Vulture's Best Humor Books of 2017
Certifications
  • Lecturer, SVA, SCAD, CCA, and Center for Cartooning Studies

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2023 — Present

I offer hands-on editorial services for people making 4-color books and games. My clients range from indie cartoonists like Steenz Stewart (Heart of the City) to large publishers like Hasbro (Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering).

Oni Lion-Forge Publishing Group

Mar, 2018 — Jul, 2022 (over 4 years)

I acted as Senior Editor of French and English graphic novels at Lion Forge Comics, then led editorial and operations for Limerence Press, an Oni Press imprint dedicated to fiction and non-fiction sexual wellness, gender studies, and romance.

The Devastator, Devastator Press

Dec, 2009 — Jan, 2018 (about 8 years)

The Devastator anthology series, founded in 2010, grew into a full-line press of zines, comics, novels, and illustrated books. My partner and I managed 100+ freelance writers, illustrators, and designers to publish unique titles loved everywhere from WIRED to Vulture.

Portfolio

Editorial Assessment
Frankie Comics

Dukes, Rachel

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Hell Was Full

Reese, Branson

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
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Developmental Editing Copy Editing
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Developmental Editing Copy Editing Book Coaching
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Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
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Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Indexing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Star Beasts

Young, Stephanie

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Orcs in Space (1)

Tanner, Mike

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Smoove City (1)

Keil, Kenny

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