Todd Summar

artful editor


Todd Summar writes essays and fiction and serves as an editor for publishers and individuals. His work has appeared in PANK, Literary Hub, Joyland, and Punctuate, among others. He is the founding editor of Goreyesque, an online literary journal that featured fabulist fiction, poetry, and artwork, and he also edits short stories for The Masters Review. He has taught at Columbia College Chicago, where he earned an MFA in creative writing.


  • manuscript critique

  • developmental editing

  • line editing

  • query letter editing

  • MFA portfolio review

  • business editing

  • copywriting for authors


short stories, literary fiction, mystery & suspense, contemporary realism, thriller & crime, horror, science fiction, fantasy, supernatural/the weird, historical fiction, women's fiction, memoir, biography, art & film, literary criticism, essay collections

selected projects

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