Joseph Demes


Joseph Demes is the editor in chief of Long Day Press. A nominee for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, his writing has been published or is forthcoming in print with METER, Oyez Review, and Sobotka Literary Magazine, as well as online with Hobart After Dark, Essay Daily, and [PANK]. He has received support from the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Tin House Writers Workshop, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA. He lives in New York.

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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.