Steve Wedel

Steve Wedel - Editor

Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA

Long-time English teacher/professor, author of 35+ books, a former newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist, and corporate and PR writer.

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I have 16 years experience as a high school English teacher, plus eight years as a college English professor, critiquing, editing, and guiding revisions for people who didn't even want to write in the first place. I am an author who has worked with agents and major publishers, small presses, and my own independent imprint. I have been a reliable and valuable member of critique groups, and have done some paid editing on my own of essays, short stories, and novels.
English (US)
Literary Fiction
Young Adult
Writing & Publishing


  • Oklahoma teaching certificate in English and Journalism


  • Multiple awards for newspaper writing from the local and regional competitions for the Society of Professional Journalism

Work experience


MoonHowler Press
April, 2001 – Present (almost 22 years)

I have worked for a major daily newspaper, several weekly papers as a staff writer/editor or on a freelance basis, written non-fiction for local and national magazines, and fiction for numerous genre magazines. I have been public relations director for three years combined at a private university and a chamber of commerce. I was also employed as a writer in the human resources department of a major energy company for three years, writing about insurance and retirement plans.

My short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. I have had novels published by many genre presses (most of them defunct now), and have co-authored two young adult paranormal novels with a New York Times best-selling author; those are from Bloomsbury and Tor.

As a high school English teacher and college professor, I have guided hundreds of students through the writing and revision process.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Tails of the Pack: A Werewolf Anthology

Wedel, Steven E., Finn, Mark, Jones, Frog and Esther, Angus, Tiffani, Jacobs, Trina, Smith, Aaron, Murphy, Deirdre M., DelPonte, Bridges, Correll, Patricia, Wedel, Steven E.

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