In celebration of Women in Horror Month, we are continuing to highlight some of the amazing work that women have been doing compiling and editing magazines and anthologies in the horror industry. We’re continuing our Women Who Edit Interview series with Stephanie Ellis.
Could you introduce yourself, and tell us a little about you?
Hi Holley, thanks for inviting me here! I’m Steph, author of the novel The Five Turns of the Wheel and the novellas Paused and Bottled with Silver Shamrock. I’m also a poet and have recently published the found poetry collection Foundlings, co-written with Cindy O’Quinn based on the works of Alessandro Manzetti and Linda D. Addison. I’ve self-published a folk horror collection, As the Wheel Turns, and a non-themed collection, The Reckoning. I am co-editor of Horror Tree’s weekly online flash zine, Trembling With Fear, and its associated anthologies and have been co-editor of anthologies from the Infernal Clock (Infernal Clock, DeadCades, CalenDark and Inferno) and Black Angel Press’ Daughter of Darkness I and II with Alyson Faye. As well as editing these books, I was also responsible for formatting and in some cases, cover creation. I am a member of the Dark Fusion podcast with Beverley Lee and Shane Douglas Keene and an active member of the HWA where I have joined their mentorship programme to support other writers.
With my family all grown-up(!), I’ve been able to move into the world of ‘full-time’ writing, with the support of my husband, although sometimes this means more time to procrastinate!