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.


selected publications & projects

The Palm Reader” short fiction at Tatterhood Review. Nominated for 2021’s “Best of the Web.”

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)

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

Commuter School” poetry in Hacksaw Literary Arts Magazine


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: ashleigh.rajala (at) gmail.com

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