Joseph Demes


Joseph Demes is the editor in chief of Long Day Press. A nominee for the 2021 PEN America Dau Prize, he has published original writing in Hobart After Dark, Oyez Review, and Essay Daily, among other print and digital journals. Additionally, he has produced interviews and reviews for Full Stop, Literary Hub, [PANK], and other publications. His writing has received support from the Tin House Writers Workshop, the Southampton Writers Conference, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA. He lives in New York, where he works in books.

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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.