Colleen Anderson

ColleenAndersonColleen Anderson lives in Vancouver, BC and writes in varying genres from dark fantasy, science fiction, horror, slipstream, erotic, literary, to poetry. She has written nonfiction articles as well as been a freelance copyeditor for many years.

Not a creature of habit, she tends to work on several ideas at once. Currently she is working on a fantasy novel, an erotic novel, a steampunk story and a story about skin, rewriting other stories and contemplating how to write with a cat on her arms.

She is a poetry editor for Chizine the web magazine, as well as being a slush editor for ChiZine Publications, which produces trade paperbacks of dark fiction.

British Fantasycon takes place in Brighton, England this year on Sept. 30 and Colleen will be going to see if she what speculative fiction looks like on the other side of the pond. “It’s Only Words” has just come out through The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies and “Tasty Morsels” will be coming out in Polluto #8. Both of these are British publications.

New poems will be coming out in Candle in the Attic Window, Witches & Pagans #23 and Bull Spec. Another story “A Book By Its Cover” should be out in the Mirror Shades anthology this fall.

Colleen has received four honourable mentions in the Year’s Best anthologies for SF or Horror. She is a current Aurora Award finalist for poetry. Voting can be done here:

You can check out Colleen’s blog here:

Published Works




TASTY MORSELS Polluto #8 TBA 2011
IT’S ONLY WORDS The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies D.F. Lewis, June 2011
LOVER’S TRIANGLE New Vampire Tales, Books of the Dead Press James Roy Daley, Feb. 2011
EXEGESIS OF THE INSECTA APOCRYPHA Horror Library Vol. 4 Cutting Block Press R.J. Cavender June 2010
A TASTE FOR TREASURE Alison’s Wonderland, Harlequin Spice Alison Tyler July 2010
AN EMBER AMONGST THE FALLEN Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, Edge Publications Nancy Kilpatrick March 2010
A KIND HAND Shroud #9 Timothy Deal Nov. 2009
THE BOY WHO BLED RUBIES Don Juan & Men, Tales of Lust & Seduction, MLR publications Caro Soles June 2009
STOCKING STUFFERS Mammoth Book of New Erotica Vol. 8, Running Press Maxim Jakubowski Jan. 2009
JANUKURPARA Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra Running Press Maxim Jakubowski Aug. 2008
AMUSE-BOUCHE Shroud Magazine #2 Timothy Deal July 2008
FATHOMLESS WORLD Nemonymous 8: Cone Zero Des Lewis June 2008
ICE QUEEN Warrior Wise Woman, Norilana Books Roby James June 2008
STRICT MANAGEMENT Open for Business, Cleis Press anthology Alison Tyler June 2008
STOCKING STUFFERS Naughty or Nice, Cleis Press Alison Tyler Nov. 2007
CIPHER Jerry Jazz Musician, Joe Maita Nov. 2007
HEAT E is for Exotic, Cleis Press Alison Tyler May 2007
PROMISE OF SUBMISSION B is for Bondage, Cleis Press anthology Alison Tyler Feb. 2007
HOLD BACK THE NIGHT   Open Space, Red Deer Press Claude Lalumiere Sept. 2003
HORIZONS Mammoth Book of On the Road, Carol & Graf M. Christian, M Jakubowski Dec. 2002
DREAM JOURNEY Guilty Pleasures Black Books M. Christian Jan. 2002
ON WINGS OF ANGELS Vestal Review Web Magazine #7 Mark Budman Oct. 2001
LOVER’S TRIANGLE Dreams of Decadence #14 Angela Kesseler Summer 2001
THE FISHWIFE Descant 109, Cresting the Modern Age, Vol. 31, No. 2 Karen Mulhallen Summer 2000
STOP ME BEFORE I WASH AGAIN  Technocopia Editor in chief—Hillary Rettig,1999-2000
PHOENIX SUNSET Twilight Tales web author Tina Jens Jan 1999
THE DAY ON THE DOG OF SNAPPY & ITCHY Tails From The Pet Shop Twilight Tales chapbook Tina Jens Feb. 1999
ALL MY FAMILY North Of Infinity, Mosaic Press Michael Magnini1998
CONSUMING FEAR Northern Frights 4, Mosaic Press Don Hutchison1997
LOVER’S TRIANGLE On Spec Magazine, Spring Vol. 8 #1 Cath Jackal 1996
PHOENIX SUNSET Tesseracts3, Press Porcepic, Candas Jane Dorsey, Gerry Truscott Dec. 1990

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