Authors of the strange and unusual, welcome!
My name is David Fey. I am an MFA graduate of the esteemed Vermont College of Fine Arts writing program, and have over a decade of professional writing and editorial experience with an emphasis on speculative and horror prose, poetry, verse novels, flash fiction, and alternatively structured story-telling.
My freelance editing work has gifted me the honor of connecting and creating with artists of all ages and disciplines under the shared goal of expressing story through non-traditional mediums.
I am the co-executive editor of The Quiet Ones Literary Magazine along with Emily Young, a tri-annual digital publication that centers quiet horror and intimate dystopian short fiction, micro fiction, and poetry.
No matter where your writing passions take you, be it into stories written in verse, graphic novels, or traditionally structured narratives – and especially if left-of-the-dial is where your frequency lies – I would be thrilled to assist you and your craft.
“I had the honor of working with David Fey on a book in its early stages, and their feedback was extensive and thoughtful, and it helped me deepen the plot, characters, and the story as a whole. David has a keen understanding of plot and their detailed edit letter was immeasurably helpful.”
– Ann Dávila Cardinal, author of Five Midnights and Category Five.
“Working with David Fey restored my faith in editors, and the editing process in general. From our first correspondence, David demonstrated both professionalism and competency, and made it clear that his interest in helping me develop my manuscript was sincere. Early on he expressed a genuine desire to improve my project while maintaining my style of writing and voice, and he never gave me reason to doubt his ability to help me create something incredible. He was not only approachable when I had questions or concerns, but also proved to be as critically empowering as an editor can and should be. With his guidance, edits, and support, I was able to turn my manuscript into something I’m incredibly proud of. I would not hesitate to recommend David to any author who may be in need of an editor, in fact, I would be proud to do so. They met every expectation I had as a young author.”
– Travis Hall, author of The Lumaian Legacy series.
“Working with David has been amazing. His edit letter was incredibly thorough and detailed and after only a partial he seemed to have such a great understanding of the story and how I want to tell it. While he laid out the weaker areas of my story in a very cut clear manner, he somehow did it in a way that had me excited and inspired to go back and fix the problems- and as someone who finds revising a bit of a slog- that was some feat! Not only was his feedback exceptional but when we chatted via zoom he was super easy to talk to and genuinely enthusiastic about my work. He has been open to questions, taking time to clarify and explain things throughout the process and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him. Seriously, I can not recommend him enough.”
– Makayla O’Brien, fantasy writer
“David’s comments were exactly what I needed and I have so many ideas how I can continue exploring and building the world of my novel.”
– Jamie Evans, YA writer and graduate student
“After only reading a third of David’s notes I already knew exactly what my manuscript needed, and after reading all of them I was brimming with enthusiasm to make it happen. His analysis has fully equipped me for the adventure ahead.”
– Stephen Finn, science fiction writer
“David’s edit notes were clear, concise and of immense help with my first draft. I look forward to working with him again!”
– Gloriya Gostyaeva, fantasy writer
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