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Allison Alexander is an editor, writer, artist, gamer, and chronic illness mage (she doesn't have the HP to be a warrior). From her home on Hoth, a.k.a. Canada, she builds fantasy worlds with a keyboard and a drawing tablet. She makes up for the shocking absence of cats and coffee in her life by spending time with her supportive partner and drinking tea. From her experience as a science fiction and fantasy editor, she shares insights about publishing and writing in her newsletter, and she loves helping authors hone their stories. You can find her playing D&D, chasing otter penguins off the Normandy, or co-hosting The Worldbuilder's Tavern, a podcast for speculative fiction writers.



  • Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

  • Murderbot by Martha Wells

  • Nimona by N.D. Stevenson

  • The Outside by Ada Hoffman

  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

  • Sabriel by Garth Nix

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

  • Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

  • To Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose


  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Critical Role

  • Firefly

  • Fringe

  • Fullmetal Alchemist

  • The I.T. Crowd

  • The Last of Us

  • The Mandalorian

  • My Hero Academia

  • The Office

  • RWBY

  • Stargate: SG-1

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

  • Wheel of Time

  • The Witcher


  • Baldur's Gate 3

  • Celeste

  • Don’t Starve Together

  • Dragon Age

  • Final Fantasy

  • Hollow Knight

  • Horizon Zero Dawn

  • League of Legends

  • The Legend of Zelda

  • Mass Effect

  • Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Portal and Portal 2

  • Stardew Valley

  • Tunic

  • Undertale

  • Valheim

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Education & Experience


  • BA, Canadian Mennonite University (English Major)

  • Publishing Certificate, Toronto Metropolitan University


  • Developmental Editing of Fiction - Intermediate (EFA)

  • Editing Books for Children and Teens (TMU)

  • Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy (Club Ed)

  • Publishing for Children (TMU)

  • Substantive and Stylistic Editing (TMU)


  • Demystifying the Language of Disability (EFA)

  • Trans Allyship for Writers and Editors (EFA)


  • Graphic Designer, 2014–2015

  • Freelance Writer, 2014–2018

  • Managing Editor, Area of Effect magazine, 2015–2018

  • Editorial Director, Mythos & Ink publishing, 2018–2022


  • Blog team member for Editor's Tea Club

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