Dominik Parisien is an award-winning editor, writer, and poet. His memoir On a Scale of 1 to 500 Miles: a Memoir of Chronic Pain and Pilgrimage, is forthcoming from Penguin Canada. His debut poetry collection Side Effects May Include Strangers was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in fall 2020 and his chapbook We, Old Young Ones by Frog Hollow Press in 2019. His writing has appeared in Maisonneuve, The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, EVENT, This Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada, and elsewhere.
He has also co-edited, with Navah Wolfe, The Mythic Dream, Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood, and Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction with Elsa Sjunneson. His anthologies have won the Hugo, Shirley Jackson, British Fantasy, and Aurora Awards and have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Ignyte, and the Locus Awards. In addition, Dominik is an instructor with InkWell Workshops, and he has worked on various magazines and editorial projects, including Plenitude and The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity).
Dominik is a disabled, bisexual French Canadian who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas.
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Dominik is represented by Stephanie Sinclair at CookeMcDermid Literary Agency.
Dominik gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Access Copyright Foundation.