“CHILLING AND INFECTIOUS… VANCE’S POETIC VOICE SPARKS A VIOLENT VERTIGO AS HER WORDS BURY THEMSELVES WITHIN YOU UNTIL YOU’RE LEFT MOONSTRUCK. HER WORK WILL BECOME YOUR NASTY ADDICTION.”
– EFFY WINTER, AUTHOR OF 
BLOODMILK

Erin Emily ann Vance

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books and solo works

 

Advice for Amateur Beekeepers and Taxidermists: A Novel  Stonehouse Publishing, 2019

 

Spoiled Milk + Wet Specimen (Leaflet, The Blasted Tree Art Collective & Publishing Co., 2018)

 

The Night Will be Long But Beautiful: The Life and Death of Jeff Lakes (Chapbook, Loft on Eighth Press, 2016)


This chapbook was also made into an exquisite art book by printmaker Tim van Wijk in 2017, for the Canada Council funded project, Print(ed) Word with Loft 112 and Alberta Printmakers. 

 

Fiction and Poetry

 

  • 2019


Augur: "Advice from Granny Moon" forthcoming

Train, a poetry journal: "At Sunnyside Station," "harvest"  forthcoming

Barren Magazine: "Dead Leaves" forthcoming
 

  • 2018

 

The Quilliad: "This Little Web, This Little World" forthcoming

In/Words 18.1: "Her Writhing Fever"  forthcoming
Talking About Strawberries All of the Time: "Axe Tidings"  forthcoming

Coffin Bell Journal: "Keep Very Still and Quiet," "Couples Counselling for Ghosts," "Ice Fishing in May" Forthcoming
The Ambrosia Literary Review: "Death Cap in November," "Lac La Biche" Forthcoming

Pussy Magic: "Breakup Spells 1&2," "Spell to Finish A Masters Thesis," "Protection Spell for Poetry Readings," "Moorwitch," "Where Bragg Creek Meets the Elbow River" forthcoming
Bad Nudes: "Red Bird in Window" Forthcoming
Hamilton Arts and Letters: "Root Rot" Forthcoming
Vessel Press: "You Always Want to Leave," "She is a Wanderer and a Spinner" 

Post Ghost Press: "Urban Beekeeping"

Rose Quartz Journal: "Phases of Gone" (visual poetry suite)

The Anti-Languorous Project, Blog:  "Happy Hour" (winner of the August flash  contest)

Awkward Mermaid: "Crossing the Wires," "Being Alive was the Hard Part" 

The Anti-Languorous Project:, Antilang 2: "Birdbones," "Mistress" 

The Anti-Languorous Project:, Soundbite 1: "Awake in Roscommon" 

Half A Grapefruit: "Flickers," "Missing Persons Report," "The Man in the Bowler Hat, by the Pond Out Back" 

Cauldron Anthology: "Only Death to Me," "Heavy Breather"

The Occulum: "Room" 

The Black Dog Review: "To the Widow Writing to the Inmates at Ponoka," "Crumbs"

Terse Journal: "verum, n." 

Revue Post: "with her legs dangling over the edge of the maidenhead bridge" 

Plentitude: "Evernia Prunastri" 

The /tƐmz/  Review: "Cervinae," "Weeds," "thumb," "the drag of the key in the lock"

The Warren Review: “Nuptial Flight”
The Anti-Languorous Project, Antilang 1: “Honey Cookery,” “Spring,” “Hymn”

 

  • 2017

 

Rejected McSweeney’s Lists: "Proposed Articles That Were Promised a Response but Never Even Got a Follow-Up Email"
Human Parts: “Spells to Banish Depression”
Contemporary Verse 2: “Homecoming”
The White Wall Review: “Formicidae,” “Corvus”

Untethered 3.2: “Finnabair”
Petal Journal: “Macha,” “Grace O’Malley.”
NoD Magazine: “Macroglossum,”(21) “Winterbee”(22)

filling station #68: “All the Pretty Bones”(Shortlisted for a 2018 AMPA Showcase Award in Fiction)

 

  • 2016


Existere: “Dear Julia”
Petal Journal: “Tricks,” “The Falling Sickness”
NoD Magazine 21: “Beta Vulgaris,” “The Conservatory”

  • "Beta Vulgaris" was also selected as part of the 2017 People's Poetry Festival Artist and Poet Pairing (Artist: Nicole Love)

Dual Coast Magazine: "Charlotte" 

 

  • 2015

 

The Boiler Review: “Charlotte,” “Cling”
Eleventh Transmission: “Wrists,” “Fibre Glass”
The Murmur House: “Lion”
The Ignatian Literary Magazine: “Poor Sister Nazarene”
(Parenthetical): “Panic”
Untethered: “Lungs”
s/tick: “Drop,” “Rebecca,” “Dead Birth”
NoD Magazine 18: “Clatter,” “Vermeer’s Light”
Human Parts: “This Shining Fever”
Qwerty Magazine 34: “Panic”

After the Pause: "Skin Signs, Still the Girl he Married"

Sharkpack Poetry Review: "Sirenomelia"

Clockwise Cat: "Dissolving," "Some of Us"

The Birds We Piled Loosely: "Constant," "Spring," "Mariam"

Fry Your Friends: "Have You Noticed Yet?"

Weekly Poem: "Leaving"

 

  • 2014

 

NoD Magazine 17: “Teşekkürler,” “{iii}”

The Snapping Twig: "Skin," "Cresol," "Fifteen"

 

  • 2013


The Gauntlet: "Snapshots of 17"
WAX Poetry and Art Magazine: "Boa Constrictor"(1st Place in Autumn Contest)

 

Non-Fiction

 

On Submitting: Article, 2018

Atlas Obscura: Tesco Metro, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2018)

FLURT Magazine: Numerous Articles (additional copies available in print/PDF edition here and here.)
Calgary Prime Times: "The Sickening Sea"

The Gauntlet: "Bullied"

Gender Focus: "10 Unsung, Real Women to Look Up To"

Unbound Magazine: "7 Smutty Stories for the Adult Harry Potter Fan"

My (Small Press) Writing Day: Article, 2018

 

I have also written for Grip Magazine, Edmonton and Calgary Senior News, and Edmonton Women's Magazine.

 

Editor:


Contributing Reader and Writer, Awkward Mermaid Lit Mag 2018-Present

Honey Pot Literary Miscellany
NoD Magazine: Managing Editor 2015-2016