Elizabeth Hirst

Elizabeth Hirst - Editor

Hamilton, ON, Canada

I'm an experienced fiction editor who specializes in SF/F/H. I am currently working as an assistant and copy editor at Amazing Stories.

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I am the experienced editor you need for your next project.

I typically work in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction and related sub-genres, but I can assist with all genres of fiction and most non-fiction works. I can also work with essays and research projects in the humanities which utilize MLA or APA format, and business communications. I am open-minded and LGBT-friendly, and I love new and different kinds of stories in addition to more commercial work.

I hold a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Brock University. I started off as an editorial assistant for The Harpweaver, Brock’s literary magazine, and also worked grading papers as a TA, essay coach and tutor. I’ve edited three anthologies and one collection for my Pop Seagull Publishing label, and I am currently an Assistant Editor at Amazing Stories magazine, where I have copy edited issues of the magazine and several of the Amazing Selects novels. I have experience working with both new and seasoned authors and excel at maximizing the tension, flow and accuracy of both fiction and non-fiction works.
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Science Fiction


  • Master of English Language and Literature, Brock University
  • Graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop, 2006

Work experience

Copy Editor, Amazing Selects Series

Amazing Stories Magazine
October, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

Assistant Editor

Amazing Stories
June, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Editor and President

Pop Seagull Publishing
June, 2011 – March, 2016 (over 4 years)

Content Writer

Hitgrab, Inc
June, 2009 – January, 2011 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Love, Time, Space, Magic: Tales of Love for the Imaginative and Fanciful

Hirst, Elizabeth, Bickerstaff, Russ, Bondoni, Gustavo, Feistner, Victoria, McDaniel, Tim, Moss, Molly N, Nayman, Ira, Pearl, Stephen B, Selmys, Melinda, Hirst, Elizabeth

Robotica: The Real Relationships of Artificial Life Forms

Hirst, Elizabeth, Bondoni, Gustavo, Carter, Timothy, Dunn, Robin Wyatt, Eximeno, Santiago, Finegold MD, Robert B, Frankel, Jen, Goza, Sharon, Green, Robert, Nayman, Ira

Spirits of Suburbia: A Pop Seagull Anthology

Hirst, Elizabeth, Hirst, Elizabeth, Bickley, Jennifer, Nayman, Ira, Bickley, Jennifer, Mcintyre, Tecuma

Amazing Stories Fall 2019: Volume 77 Issue 1

Stories, Amazing, Nayman, Ira

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