Heather Scott Partington, NBCC Emerging Critics Fellow:

“Michael J. Seidlinger is one of the busiest guys in the book business; if anyone can help you hack your productivity, it’s him. He’s a tireless advocate for authors and an enthusiastic editor. Michael has given me the space to explore my own ideas while encouraging my growth as a critic. Take this class! Even if you end up half as productive as Michael, you’re sure to accomplish twice as much as you did before.”

Gabino Iglesias. author of ZERO SAINTS:

“Seidlinger is an author/editor who knows writing inside and out. I’ve read all of his work, read the books he’s edited, and had him as an editor for a while. He knows what he’s doing, and he brings an invigorating energy to all of it.”

Tobias Carroll, author of TRANSITORY:

“Michael J. Seidlinger has edited my work on scales ranging from book reviews to a short story collection. Working with him has enabled me to think in new ways about my own productivity, organizational methods, and daily routines–all of which has made me a better writer.”

Lincoln Michel, author of UPRIGHT BEASTS:

“Michael Seidlinger is a wiz of lit world who does it all: publishes great books at Civil Coping Mechanisms, edits great work at Electric Literature, and of course writes great books. You can learn a lot from his hustle.”

Chiwan Choi, author of THE YELLOW HOUSE:

“Working with Michael J. Seidlinger continues to be one of my favorite experiences with an editor and publisher. From the beginning, he made it clear through his actions—in his desire to know and understand not just the words on the page, but about where I was coming from and what I wanted to achieve—that he cared about my voice and how to help me get heard as clearly as possible. Michael has approached me and my work without in any way trying to impose his ego (which unfortunately so many editors and publishers do). In the end, his subtle nudging, his checking in, his dialogue with me, and his seemingly simple edit suggestions all came together in helping me write my best work to date. Michael is an editor and a publisher that I hope to work with again and again for a long time.”