Mary Lanham

Bibliomancer Editing


Saint Paul, MN



Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Spirituality, Religion


All writers are storytellers. Some are story alchemists.

If you’re a story alchemist, your writing has a worldview, not just a plot. You believe words conjure reality, and you want to shape how readers imagine what's possible. You also know readers aren't transformed by a series of ideas on a page; they're transformed by an immersive, authentic narrative.

My job is to help identify the most powerful elements of your writing, the stuff with potential to become true gold. Together, we’ll distill your voice and your narrative, so readers won’t just read your work – they’ll be transformed by it.

I specialize in speculative fiction (SFF and literary) and in nonfiction exploring spirituality and personal development. In all of my work, I strive to hit that happy medium where constructive critique meets creative respect.

My favorite focus areas include:

- science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, magic realism / magical realism
- mythology, folklore, transpersonal psychology, eco-spirituality, paganism, witchcraft, tarot
- LGBTQIA+ characters, diverse worldbuilding

I live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, where I share a home with my partner and our disconcertingly friendly cat.

To contact me or find out more about my services, please visit my website.


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