I'm Ryan Vance, a writer, editor, proofreader and general literary busybody, with a penchant for speculative fiction and queer representation, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

When not writing (and being shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Award 2016) I'm available for freelance editing and project work (get in touch below), and continually pining for the perfect dancefloor.

Twitter: @rjjvance


The Cowry House -
Dark Mountain
The Offset and The Calving - Gutter
Finch and Crow do the Alleycat - New Writing Scotland
Slippage and The Flag - Terraform
Noah Takes a Photo of Himself for Ten Thousand Years - Terraform
Unconscious Sands - The Island Review
Ten Love Songs - The Grind
Contamination - The Grind
Viet Cong - The Grind
Gold Star - Out There: An Anthology of LGBT Writing
The Mirror Man of ClaverHomespun Threads (A Patchwork of Fairytales)
Ori - with Daniel Ship Canal - The Queen's Head
The Record Shows I Took My Blows For Every Year

The Last of Us / Rob Ewing - The Island Review
The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau / Graeme MacRae Burnet - Gutter
The Good Dark / Ryan Van Winkle - Gutter
Proteus - The Island Review

Show Offs / Crackerjack - From Glasgow to Saturn
From a Problem With the Thickness of the Grease Inside The Body - Glasgow Review of Books
Some Dancers Inherit A Deficit  - Glasgow Review of Books

A Dedication To Fabric - Talbot Rice Gallery

Dusty Does Dallas
- Lock Up Your Daughters entry to the 48 Hour Film Project Glasgow - 2014
A Time To Die - Lock Up Your Daughters entry to the 48 Hour Film Project Glasgow - 2013



Whether you're seeking a line editor for a short story, a long-format structural guru, or consultation on getting a small-scale publishing project off the ground, chances are I'll be able to help.

Alongside writing fiction and poetry, I currently edit reviews for Gutter Magazine and proofread for Freight Books. In the past I've also edited, designed and produced several indie publishing ventures, including an 8-issue run of speculative fiction zine The Queen's Head and solicited fiction for The Island Review. Looking beyond the words to the page itself, I've three years in-depth experience of small-to-mid-scale commercial and editorial digital print and design.

If you think you might be able to find a use for me and my skills, please do get in touch with details of your project, and we can discuss what the next step might be.

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