I am an editor and a manipulator of the written word. I write nonfiction articles, personal essays, poetry, short stories, and I am currently working on my first novel, as well as a full-length book of poetry. My work has appeared in numerous literary journals and I’ve been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net Award.
I have what some might describe as an unhealthy obsession with culture and its effects on a person's development. This is likely driven by my own (admittedly odd) ethnic background--Russian, Jewish, Azeri, Canadian--but my fascination transcends the personal narrative. I want to learn what it is that creates tension and harmony in a multicultural society.
But, most of all, I love to tease ideas, to hold them in my mouth like jawbreakers and take tiny, tentative bites every once in a while. Art and Writing belong to a long conversation, spanning generations and crossing cultural boundaries. I seek to participate in this conversation. Talk with me.
HOOT Review | Content Contributor
Zoetic Press | Reader
Lunch Ticket | Lead Editor, Blog Team
Lunch Ticket | Lead Editor, Creative Nonfiction
Lunch Ticket | Assistant Editor, Creative Nonfiction
Lunch Ticket | Copyeditor
Prague Revue | Associate Editor
Red Light Lit | Reader
Both the readership of the literary magazine on the whole, and the quality of the blog have increased since he donned the editorial mantle. We are very lucky to have him spearheading our efforts and I recommend him unreservedly to you. He is clever and kind. He is a total gem.
Mary Birnbaum, Blogger, Lunch Ticket
Alex Simand’s top notch work ethic, excellent writing and editorial skills, and enthusiastic commitment would be an asset to any organization. I would wholeheartedly work with him in any writing and editorial endeavor.
Arielle Silver, Editor in Chief, Lunch Ticket