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'Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first published short story was "Heart" in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. Since then, he has had over two dozen short stories published, including This is How You Die (the second Machine of Death anthology).

His first novel, Light, is available from Bold Strokes Books and was a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror, and the BOTYA 2013 Gay & Lesbian (Adult Fiction) ForeWord award. His first novella-length work, "In Memoriam," is included in the collection On the Run, by Wilde City Press.

A cat lover, 'Nathan managed to fall in love and marry Daniel, who is a confirmed dog person.
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Nathan Burgoine Listen to your editors. I know "aspiring" likely means you're not at the stage yet for an editor, or you've only just begun (or haven't yet begun) so…moreListen to your editors. I know "aspiring" likely means you're not at the stage yet for an editor, or you've only just begun (or haven't yet begun) so let me alter that to: find an editor. Friends are great for positive feedback, support, encouragement, and testing the narrative flow of a story. Editors help you sharpen your craft, spot errors, and streamline something you've created into something better. I can count on one hand the number of times I've resisted an editor's suggestion - they're almost always right. And even those few times I've resisted, it's usually been because there was something I'd not made clear about the importance of a point, or a turn of phrase that was Canadian (and thereby needed a bit more explanation that I'd obviously neglected).

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