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Poetry Editing Services, Manuscript Consultations & Mentorships

At Shiversong we embrace a team approach to help craft, polish, and make your work shine. We believe that writers and artists deserve expert attention, recognition, and fair payment for their work. We also know the power and importance of having well-crafted content, a beautiful book, and a supportive creative community.  

Shiversong, LLC

Meet The Team

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Editorial Consultants 

Alicia Elkort

Alicia Elkort (she/her) has been nominated thrice for the Pushcart, twice for Best of the Net, and once for the Orisons Anthology. Her first book of poetry will be published in the fall of 2022 by Stillhouse Press. She has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She lives in Santa Fe, NM. For more info or to watch her two video poems:


Luke Johnson lives on the California coast with his wife and three kids. His poems can be found at Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, Florida Review, Frontier, Thrush, and elsewhere. His manuscript in progress was recently named a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize, The Levis through Four Way Press, The Vassar Miller Award and is forthcoming fall of 2023 from Texas Review Press.  Website:   

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Martin Willitts Jr is a retired Librarian living in Syracuse, New York. He edits the Comstock Review. Nominated for 17 Pushcart and 13 Best of the Net awards. Winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Contest; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, 2015, Editor’s Choice; Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, Artist’s Choice, 2016, Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize, 2018; Editor’s Choice, Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, 2020; the 2022 Seventeenth Annual Seong Writing Competition. His 25 chapbooks include the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, “The Wire Fence Holding Back the World” (Flowstone Press, 2017), plus 21 full-length collections including 2019 Blue Light Award  “The Temporary World.” His new book is “All Wars Are the Same War” (FutureCycle Press, 2022). His forthcoming books are “Not Only the Extraordinary are Exiting the Dream World (Flowstone Press, 2022) and “Ethereal Flowers”

(Shanti Press, 2023). 

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