Joseph Demes


Joseph Demes is an inaugural 2023–2024 Tin House Reading Fellow, and was a nominee for the PEN America Dau Prize in 2021. His work has been published in Hobart After Dark, Oyez Review, and Essay Daily, among other print and online journals. He has been awarded residencies from Vermont Studio Center, Tin House, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts; and has received support from the Southampton Writers Conference, the Tin House Writers Workshop, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA. He lives in Manhattan.

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editing services

Since 2015 I’ve worked as a freelance editor for multiple small presses and publications. My skills are available for writers looking for assistance with a project of any length at any stage, including: essays (individual pieces or full-length collections), hybrid/non-genre prose, memoirs, novellas, novels, short stories (individual pieces or full-length collections), and other work. Accolades for past clients include a 2019 IPPY award for short fiction and placement in the Best of 2019 fiction list for Entropy Magazine. For all inquiries, fill out this form. Below are some testimonials.