I Can Edit Your Novel in 2023

Hey everyone! I have some room in my schedule early in 2023 for your novel edits. Whether it’s a read and response edit, a developmental edit, or a full edit—whether you are self-publishing, or getting ready to submit to a small press or agent—let me help you get there! For more information on rates click HERE. For a full list of my past clients and students, see below. Drop me a note to richardgthomasiii@gmail.com with questions.

Books Edited by Richard Thomas


  • Burnt Tongues – with Chuck Palahniuk and Dennis Widmyer, Medallion Books (Bram Stoker nominee; This is Horror, INDIEFAB and USA Books News Best winner for Best Anthology of the Year)
  • Exigencies – Dark House Press (Shirley Jackson nominee)
  • Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, The – Black Lawrence Press
  • New Black, The – Dark House Press


  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off  by Stephen Graham Jones, Dark House Press (Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson nominee, This is Horror winner for Best Collection)
  • Beyond the Rail by Ichabod Ebenezer (self-published)
  • Dead Reckoning by Dino Parenti, Crystal Lake Publishing
  • Vile Men by Rebecca Jones-Howe, Dark House Press


  • Gamut magazine, 12 issues, from 2016 to 2018


  • La Folie Forty by Thierry Tellier and Jennifer Jones, Baer Books Press


  • Beneath Ash and Bone by D. Alexander Ward, Necro Publications
  • Black Canyon by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books (Lou Allin Memorial Award winner)
  • Box of Bones by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Federales by Christopher Irvin, Shotgun Honey
  • Neighbors by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Rewind by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Run by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Six Bullets by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Wild Spaces by S. L. Coney, Tor

NOVELS (Published)

  • Alone on the Shield by Kirk Landers, Academy Chicago Publishers
  • Bald New World by Peter Tieryas, Perfect Edge Books
  • Bone Weaver’s Orchard, The by Sarah Read,  Trepidatio Publishing (Bram Stoker winner,    This is Horror winner)
  • Catacombs, The by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books (Australian Horror Writers Association Shadows Award and IPPY Bronze Medal/Horror winner)
  • Echo Lake by Letitia Trent, Dark House Press
  • Four Days by Eli Wilde and Anna DeVine, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
  • Greylock by Paula Cappa, Crispin Books (Chanticleer Book Award winner)
  • Helltown by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Island of the Dolls by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books (Foreword INDIES Horror Book of the Year Award Gold Medal winner)
  • Mind is a Razorblade, The by Max Booth III, Kraken Press
  • Milk-Blood by Mark Matthews, Wicked Run Press
  • Mjolnir by Brian James, CreateSpace
  • Neophyte by Eli Wilde and Anna DeVine, Matador Publishing
  • New America Utopia Calling by Jeremy Bates, Ghillinnein Books
  • Old Farmer’s Road by Isaiyan Morrison, CreateSpace
  • Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters, Dark House Press
  • Ragnarok by Brian James, America Star Books
  • Ramblings of a Revenant, The by David Tromblay, CreateSpace
  • Robin Randle Stories, The by Wood Dickinson, CreateSpace
  • Scratch by Steve Himmer, Dark House Press
  • Seeking Redemption by Elizabeth Zguta, EZ Indie Publishing
  • Toxicity by Max Booth III, Post Mortem Press
  • Truth About the Moon and the Stars, The by Brian Jacobson, Montag Press
  • United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas, Angry Robot Books (Seiun Award for Best Translated Novel 2017)
  • Until Death by Kari Kilgore, Spiral Publishing
  • Whitesands by Johann Thorsson, Headshot Books

NOVELS (Being Shopped)

  • Archmage by David Newman
  • Changing Night, The by Kristin Peterson
  • Chosen Deaths by Christiaan Morris
  • Deadfall, The by Lisa Holden
  • Desert Helix, The by Ian Vogel
  • Disappeared by Zachary T. Wiser
  • Draugr by Brian James
  • Dropping the Veil by Erik Bergstrom
  • Eternity by Amy Strong
  • Gesture of Balance, A by Larry Geni
  • Glitch by Selene dePackh
  • Guns and Almond Milk by Mustafa Marwan
  • Hell in a Bucket by Matthew Brockmeyer
  • Lotus Eaters, The by Joshua Blair
  • Nightjar by D. Alexander Ward
  • Of Noble Blood by Erin Cochran
  • Oh, Wonderful World by Amy Strong
  • Penumbra of Innocence by Roni Stinger
  • Radiance of Memory by Julianne Sutton
  • Seekers, The by Letitia Trent
  • Trypophobia by Joseph Sale
  • Sweet Things and Dark Animals by Jeremy Mallory
  • Two Strangers and a Train by Jennifer Howard and Joshua James
  • Whisper Us Home by Janet Roberts


Other clients and students have published short stories at/in Tor, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Black Static, Pseudopod, The Missouri Review, Fantasy Magazine, Vastarien, Unnerving, and Dark Matter, as well as in the following anthologies: The Best Horror of the Year, Nightscript, Gorgon, Arterial Bloom, and Chiral Mad 5.

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