Profile: Colleen Anderson

Author Photo Colleen AndersonWriter of fiction, dark fiction, erotica, poetry, SF, fantasy, you name it, and a partridge in a pair of trees. Past poetry editor for ChiZine and slush reader for CZP. Co-editor with Steve Vernon of Tesseracts 17. Twice nominated for the Aurora Award, as well as shortlisted for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award, the Friends of Merril short fiction contest, the Rannu competition (and placed second in poetry), the SFPA poetry contest.

Winner of the Jerry Jazz Musician short story contest. Several honorable mentions in the Year’s Best SF, Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy, and the Writers of the Future.

Embers Amongst the Fallen is a reprint collection available through Smashwords and Amazon. Please leave a review. Chapbook of speculative verse “Ancient Tales, Grand Deaths and Past Lives” available through


Awards – Wins and Nominations

Aurora Awards Nomination, “A Good Catch”, 2011 (Aurora)

Shortlisted, short fiction competition, 2011 (Friends of Merril)

Aurora Awards Nomination, “Of the Corn: Kore’s Innocence”, 2010 (Aurora)

Honorable Mention (2nd place) Prize, “A Good Catch”, 2009 (Rannu poetry competition)

Shortlisted, “Freedom’s Just Another Word”, 2009 (Rannu fiction)

2nd Place Poetry, “Finding Dionysus” to be published in Crucible, 2009 (Barton College)

Awarded BC Arts Council Study Assistance grant to attend the CSSF novel writing workshop, 2008

Shortlisted, fiction competition, “Shoes”,  2008 (Rannu)

Judges choice, “Don Quixote’s Quandary”, 2008 ( SF Poetry)

Short Fiction Contest Winner, “Cipher”, 2007 (Jerry Jazz Musician)

Shortlisted, “Hold Back the Night”, 2005, (Gaylactic Spectrum Award)

Speculative Literature Foundation Nominee, “Hold Back the Night”, 2003 (Speculative Literature)

See the complete list of awards/nominations at Colleen Anderson’s website:

Most Recently Published Book (as of December 2018)

The Beauty of Death 1 Anthology Book CoverTHE BEAUTY OF DEATH

The Beauty of Death Anthology, edited by Bram Stoker Award® Winning Author Alessandro Manzetti.

Over 40 stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers. Stories by: Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, John Skipp, Poppy Z. Brite, Nick Mamatas, Shane McKenzie,Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton, Gene O’Neill, Linda Addison, Maria Alexander, Monica O’Rourke, John Palisano, Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti, Rena Mason, Kevin Lucia, Daniel Braum, Colleen Anderson,Thersa Matsuura, John F.D. Taff, James Door, Marge Simon, Stefano Fantelli, John Claude Smith, K. Trap Jones, Del Howison, Paolo Di Orazio, Ron Breznay, Mike Lester, Annie Neugebauer, Nicola Lombardi, JG Faherty, Kevin David Anderson, Erinn Kemper, Adrian Ludens, Luigi Musolino, Alexander Zelenyj, Daniele Bonfanti, Kathryn Ptacek, Simonetta Santamaria.

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Other Work:

Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction

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Blood In the Rain: Seventeen Stories of Vampire Erotica

Book Buy Links: Cwtch PressBetter World Books | Amazon

Second Contacts

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