ashleigh rajala

An award-winning fiction writer and editorial consultant, Ashleigh lives and works in Surrey, BC, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. (she/her)


selected publications & projects

The Carter County PTA” table-top role-playing game (TTRPG) available at itch.io

The Palm Reader” short fiction at Landing Zone Magazine. Nominated for 2021’s “Best of the Net.”

Millennial Gothic” short fiction at Button Eye Review

The Mysterious Man in Black” murder mystery party game available at itch.io

Trev’s Books: Unpacking My Grandfather’s Library” personal zine available on issuu

A Breach at Stronghold” murder mystery party game available at itch.io

Museum of the Western World” parody art zine available on issuu (collaboration with Amy Rajala)

Inspire Courage Crafts” character creation blurbs for gaming accessories

Nineties Kid” flash fiction at Every Day Fiction

Unmasked!” short fiction in Crab Fat Literary Magazine

Working Title” short fiction in WomenArts Quarterly Journal and Quarter Castle Chronicles. Winner of the Quarter-Castle Publishing Short Story Contest.

Ticker Tape Kings” short fiction in the Redwing: Speculative Fiction Takes Flight anthology

Kings Cross” novel excerpt in ROOM

Scenes from a Road Movie” short fiction in The Steel Chisel

Madrid, Before a Recession” poetry in Ataraxia

The Stars / Les Étoiles” short fiction in SAD Magazine. Winner of the SAD Magazine Fantasy Fiction Contest.

Coal Dust” novel excerpt in Sassafras Literary Magazine

A Live Studio Audience” flash fiction in the Kudzu Review

Waiting” (director) short film produced by Bus Stop Productions / Langara Film Arts (Official Selection Stepping Stone Film Festival, Ferndale Film Festival) (written by Robyn Thomas)

The Duende’s in the Details” short memoir at the re:moved project

Commuter School” poetry in Hacksaw Literary Arts Magazine

The Year Without Hockey” (writer/director) short film produced by Quarter-Life Productions (Official Selection Hell’s Half-Mile Film Festival)


Ashleigh also provides freelance editing and manuscript consultations, from developmental and substantive editing to proofreading, early draft support to final formatting. Past projects include academic reports, articles for popular media, screenplays, creative non-fiction, and various fiction genres. Please inquire for current rates and availability.

Contact & CV

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