Mari Adkins

Mari Adkins - Editor

Lexington, KY

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Overview

I am a southern gothic fiction writer who grew up in the coal mining community of Woodbine in southeastern Kentucky. My poetry, short stories, and other writing to date have appeared in the e-zines associated with the now-defunct 3Sides Literary Agency, the limited Stories from the Red Light District anthology, in various projects associated with Apex Publications, and in the Help anthology. I've worked as a book reviewer and professional copy editor for the last ten years.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Horror
Literature
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Novel Writer

Apex Publications
May, 2014 – February, 2015 (9 months)

Midnight is my first published novel.

Copy Editor

Crossroads Press
May, 2010 – Present (about 8 years)

Freelance copy editing work for Crossroads Press. I handle fantasy and horror manuscripts.

Anthology Editor

Apex Publications
October, 2009 – October, 2012 (about 3 years)

Harlan County Horrors is Apex's regional horror anthology, mining Kentucky for supernatural, dark and fantastic short stories. Edited by Mari Adkins. HCH is my love-story to Harlan County.

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