Michael Bailey


Michael Bailey, Writer

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Writer Bio

Michael Bailey is a freelance writer, editor, and book designer, and a recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, Benjamin Franklin Award, numerous independent accolades, and a Shirley Jackson Award nominee. He recently finished his third composite novel called PSYCHOTROPIC DRAGON, a memoir about surviving the California wildfires, SEVEN MINUTES, and is currently working on a dark science fiction thriller called SEEN IN DISTANT STARS. He is also responsible for over a dozen anthologies of science fiction and horror.

Writing Style

Dark and literary.

Writing Goal

To finish the last part of a new dark science fiction thriller called SEEN IN DISTANT STARS. 1,000 words per day minimum, 3,000 words per day if really plugging along.

Fundraising Goal

I want to help raise as much as possible for Clarion, whether that be by per-word rate or flat donations. Many of my early mentors started here, and recent peers have benefited greatly from this program over the years.

writing goal:
40000 words written


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