writers of the strange and unusual, welcome!

My name is David Fey and I have over a decade of professional writing and editorial experience, with a heavy focus on speculative and horror prose, poetry, and verse novels, flash fiction, and alternative styles of story-telling.

I’ve published short and flash fiction pieces in a number of anthologies, contributed nonfiction and craft essays to a variety of websites, performed my original prose and poetry on stages across the United States, and worked with artists of all ages and disciplines with the shared goal of expressing story through different mediums. I’m also a performing singer/songwriter, an amateur photographer, and graphic artist.

No matter where your writing passions lie, be it with stories written in verse, graphic novels, or traditionally structured narratives, especially if the macabre and left-of-the-dial is where your frequency lies, I would be thrilled to work with you.

I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and BA in Religious Studies from Siena College.


TESTIMONIALS

“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 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