Michelle Elvy is an editor, writing coach and manuscript assessor. Her experience includes academic articles, translated texts, corporate publications, novels, short stories and creative non-fiction, including travel stories and memoirs. For more about Michelle’s editing work and past projects, please go here.

Contact Michelle to tell her about your work-in-progress:

michelle[dot]elvy[at]gmail[dot]com / Facebook / Twitter


Michelle has served on the editorial staffs of Flash Fiction International (W W Norton 2015), Best Small Fictions (Queens Ferry Press 2015, 2016, 2017) and Voyaging with Kids (L & L Pardey 2015).

Michelle edits online at:

Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction, a literary journal based in New Zealand and publishing award-winning compressed fiction

Blue Five Notebook, an online journal publishing award-winning poetry for ten years and flash fiction since 2011

Other projects include:

National Flash Fiction Day, New Zealand’s annual celebration of the shortest form, on the shortest day of the year (June 22)

Flash Mob 2013, the International Flash Fiction Day Competition

 An Aotearoa Affair, a Blog Fest from Kiel to Kaitaia, edited with Dorothee Lang in Germany, dedicated to connecting German and New Zealand writers in connection with the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair

52:250 A Year of Flash, a year-long writing challenge that grew to include over 180 writers and artists from around the world

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 extraordinary things, a quarterly journal featuring experimental writing, art and experiences

Michelle edits in US, British and Kiwi English. Most pages on this site reflect New Zealand spellings and punctuation, but many posts reflect American spellings and punctuation if they were written for North American publications.


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