Profile: Meg Smith

Meg Smith is a writer, journalist, dancer and events producer, living in Lowell, Mass. Her poetry and fiction have been published widely. Her short fiction has most recently appeared in, or have been accepted to Dark Dossier, Sirens Call, Raven Cage, Aphelion, the Planet Raconteur Podcast, and more. She has recently published her first short fiction, The Plague Confessor, and is the author of five poetry books.

She served on the board of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!., and produces the Edgar Allan Poe Show, dedicated to Poe’s presence in Lowell. For many years she served as associate editor of Belly Dance New England, and as a journalist and columnist for Jareeda magazine of Middle Eastern dance. Her journalism work has been honored with awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

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  • Journalism awards includes first place awards for reporting on racial and ethnic issues, social issues, and reporting on religion, from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

Most Recently Published Work (as of January 2021)

A deadly disease presents a woman with unexpected power over bodies and souls. Two school children find within themselves the ability to create—and to destroy. A war camp prisoner finds a way out—but must take a path of even greater horrors. These and other journeys into darkness—and light—await in The Plague Confessor, Meg Smith’s first collection of short fiction.

“Meg Smith’s The Plague Confessor is a revelation. . . . Reminiscent of early Ray Bradbury in the scope of their imaginative reach and possessed at times by a sense of dread worthy of Ramsey Campbell, the tales deliver.”—David Daniel, author, Coffin Dust and Infections & Innuendos


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