Joseph Demes


Joseph Demes is a co-founder of Funny Looking Dog Quarterly and the fiction editor of Long Day Press. A nominee for the PEN America Dau Prize, his work has been published in print for Oyez Review and Sobotka Literary Magazine, and online for Essay Daily, [PANK], and elsewhere. He has received support from the Tin House Writing Workshop and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA.

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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.