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Greetings from New Member Conor Kelley

Hi, folks! My name is Conor Kelley, writing you from Seattle, and I’m excited to join the Cascadia Editors Collective as a publishing specialist. For the past 13 years, I’ve learned how to develop creative projects and reach readers in a variety of ways. I’ve...

We’re Growing!

The CEC is proud to announce the addition of three new editors to our team: Gillian Jerome in Vancouver, Will Sweger in Seattle, and Damon Barta in Spokane. Our founding members—Matthew Bennett, Judith Scholes, and Lucia Lorenzi—primarily edit academic, fiction, and...

Water from the Deepest Well

When my font of energy for writing and editing runs dry, I sometimes turn to ancient words. With the publication of Cascadia Editors Collective member Gillian Jerome’s book of poems, titled Red Nest, and the continued success of Madeline Miller’s novel Circe, I...

Retrospective in the South Seattle Emerald

After attending the protests in Seattle, such as the Capitol Hill Organizing Protest at Cal Anderson Park, I decided to write up some reflections on the mass movement. From conversations on the protest, it became clear to me that people didn’t understand where...

Getting the Words Out

A few years into editing full-time, I came to realize that the publication process bewildered most of my writers. Not only did they not know what hoops to jump through, they very often didn’t know that editors could help them in the leaping. I was in a similar...