We love helping with in-progress projects, as it’s always great to see a manuscript grow up before our very eyes. So if you want some assistance with a project you’re working on, this is the place.
Editorial Coaching includes a series of one-hour meetings with one of our exceptional Developmental Editors (see below) to dive into everything you’ve already drafted, give feedback, and help brainstorm possible directions the work could take. It’s pretty great, as it’s like having a writing mentor, an art therapist, and a good friend all at the same time.
Also, heads up that Editorial Coaching with Atmosphere doesn’t preclude you from shopping the manuscript for publication elsewhere; it’d also get you a $400 discount on publishing with us down the line, if you’d like.
Dr. Trista Edwards
Trista Edwards (she/her) holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas as well as an M.A. and B.A. from the University of West Georgia. She is the author of Spectral Evidence (April Gloaming Press, 2020) and the editor of Till The Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015).
Her poems have appeared in Ligeia Magazine, Flapperhouse, Dream Pop Press, Southeast Review, The Adroit Journal, White Stag, Lover’s Eye Press, and more.
Trista lives in Hiram, Georgia with her husband, son, and two pups. When she’s not talking about books, she can be found working on her various miniature
dollhouses or making candles. You can read more of her writing on her website here.
Dr. Kyle McCord
Kyle is the author of seven books including National Poetry Series Finalist Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders (Trio House Press 2016) and X-Rays and Other Landscapes (Trio House Press 2019). He has work featured in AGNI, Blackbird, Boston Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.
Kyle has received grants or awards from The Academy of American Poets, The Vermont Studio Center, and the Baltic Writing Residency. He received his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. He serves as Executive Editor of Gold Wake Press, and teaches at Drake University in Des Moines.
Tammy is a Chicago author, writing coach, and developmental editor with a long and varied professional writing career. After earning a degree in journalism from Indiana University, she began as a copywriter, marketing things like Big Macs, dog food, and Jim Beam whiskey, before trading taglines for full-length manuscripts.
Tammy’s latest book, The Buddha at My Table, is an award-winning memoir that was named the 2019 Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. Her work can also be found on Huffington Post, Grok Nation, She Does the City, Eden Magazine, Brazen Women, and more. She is currently writing her second novel. Please visit her at TammyLetherer.com.
Asata is a writer and multimedia artist. A California native, Asata received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She writes speculative fiction and essays. Her creative work culminates as multimedia collections of speculative art installation, merging writing, film, and form.
Asata’s work invites one to experience the interstitial spaces of speculative landscapes and surrealist futures. Concerned about the planet, her research includes topics of land ethics, futurism, and the nonlinear narratives of human existence.
Albert Liau enjoys working on literary projects across various genres and is particularly keen to bring his scientific training at MIT and UC Berkeley to speculative fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. With literary sensibilities honed through workshops led by Joe Haldeman, Anita Desai, Steve Almond and Laura van den Berg, Albert engages in editorial work with critical perspectives as well as empathetic concern.
Albert is a contributing editor at CRAFT Literary where he provides feedback on submissions and co-authors the column “The Art of the Opening,” an ongoing series that examines how the beginnings of stories achieve their effects.
Megan Turner graduated from the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2009. She has taught online, overseas, and in college and college prep programs. She also served as a foreign rights coordinator at HarperCollins Publishers in New York.
More recently, Megan worked as a digital editor for a nonprofit in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Witness, Rio Grande Review, Atticus Review, Fiction International, and others. (photo by Leila Jacue)
Colleen is an award-winning writer living in West Michigan. She earned a degree in English
with an Option in Creative Writing from Michigan State University, and her master’s from
Wayne State University.
The author of two novels, one poetry collection, and a handful of poetry chapbooks, Colleen
loves to talk about writing. A former teacher and librarian, she also loves craft beer, the
Oxford comma, distance running, and her family. She serves as a contributing editor for
short fiction at Barren Magazine. You can find her online at www.ColleenAlles.com.
Bryce has worked as a professional writer for fifteen years. He was a film columnist and feature writer for The San Luis Obispo New Times, and his work has also been featured in magazines and websites such as Paracinema, ScreenRant, Cinema Blend, Arts Decades Magazine, and inReads.
Bryce's fiction has been published in anthologies such as Texas Horror Vol. 2 & 3, This Book Is Cursed, The Edge: Darkness, Switchblade Magazine, and Smoke & Flame.
Editorial, Children's Books
Dakota Reed holds an MFA in Poetry from the College of Charleston, where she was a Woodfin Fellow, and earned her BA in English from the University of Georgia. She's worked as senior editorial assistant for Crazyhorse as well as editorial intern for The Georgia Review.
Dakota's work has been published by Blood Orange Review and is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review. She has also been awarded the Nancy Walton Pringle Memorial Prize by the Poetry Society of South Carolina and received honorable mention in AWP's 2020 Intro Journals Prize.
BE Allatt is an award-winning scholar of the fantastic genres and is a published academic and flash fiction author. BE holds a BA with highest honors in English literature and political science, as well as an MA-Lit with a concentration in science fiction studies from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. They have worked as a freelance editor for many years, assisting first-time, self-published, and NYT-bestselling authors alike.
In their freetime, BE enjoys travelling the world and being silly with their nieces and nephews, while also being an avid reader, gamer, and occasional performance artist. Most importantly, at least as far as the cat is concerned, BE is a dedicated slave to a bossy tuxedo cat named Eimear.
Sam O’Neil is a writer and editor from Garland, TX. He fell in love with reading at an early age and soon began to write. His first books were written on primary paper and staple-bound between sheets of construction paper.
Sam is currently the Managing Editor for The Sunday School Store and owner of OneWheelOneil Writing and Editing. He lives in Plano, TX with his wife, two sons, and dog. You can learn more about him at onewheeloneil.com/about.
Shelley is a small-town girl who has done big-town things. From spending many months on an aircraft carrier working directly with F18s on the flight deck to jumping out of a plane to driving a race car, she’s done some crazy stuff! All these life adventures have lead to the creation of six novels with two more in the works.
Shelley has studied creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and when not working or reading, Shelley enjoys traveling with her husband and kids, finding life’s next big adventure, and, of course, writing about it all.