E. Alex Pierce: Senior Editor at Boularderie Island Press

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E. Alex Pierce is a writer and editor who lives on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and spends part of each year in Cape Breton. For ten years she taught creative writing  (playwriting and poetry) at Cape Breton University, and is currently Series Editor for the CBU Press publication, The Essential Cape Breton Library. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College (NC), and has been a participant in the Writing Studio and Wired Writing at the Banff Centre and in the Poetry Colloquium at Sage Hill. She has worked with such editor/mentors as Don McKay, Barry Dempster, and Daphne Marlatt.

Pierce has been published in Arc, The Fiddlehead, CV2, The New Quarterly, The Literary Review of Canada, and The English Journal (USA). Her work has been anthologized in Words Out There: Women Poets in Atlantic Canada (Roseway); Best Canadian Poetry 2008 (Tightrope);and in Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry (Cormorant). Recent work was long-listed for the CBC Literary Award in Creative Non-Fiction. Her book, Vox Humana,was published by Brick in 2011, and will receive its second printing in the fall of 2012. Pierce has worked for Roseway, CBU Press, and as an independent editor and mentor. She conducts manuscript review workshops across Canada and tours frequently for readings. Alex is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Editing Services

  • Substantive
  • Copyediting


  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Short Story Collections
  • Drama
  • Non-Fiction