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Editorial Services

Now accepting projects from indie authors and small presses. Finished that book but need a fresh set of eyes? Ready to self-publish but need a copy edit? Athans & Associates can help you put your best foot forward whether you’re just putting out that one passion project or launching a new small press. Find out what a veteran editor can bring to your work, your career, and your peace of mind.

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Online Courses

Join Philip Athans for two online courses from Writer's Digest University: Pulp Fiction is a four-week course where we'll each write a 6000-word short story in any pulp fiction genre: mystery/crime, science fiction, fantasy, romance, western, and more. Open to any writers looking to add a little excitement to their fiction! And the popular Worldbuilding for Fantasy and Science Fiction in which we get into some advanced tools to help bring your SF or fantasy worlds to life.

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Special Projects

Athans & Associates Creative Consulting has worked with a wide range of clients on some pretty exciting projects, from helping to launch F+W Media's Prologue Books imprint to concepting and project managing the special deluxe packaging for Brilliance Audio's Clockwork Angels with an actual working clock, and even sitting down with the brilliant creative minds at Pixar Animation Studios. Let's talk about those one-offs and outlier projects, new product lines and intellectual properties.

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Upcoming Events



A deeper dive into fantasy and science fiction worldbuilding with this four-week course registering now!


Pulp Fiction

Open to all genres! Write a 6000-word story the Lester Dent way in a four-week conline course registering now!


Write on the Sound

Join Philip Athans in Edmonds, Washington for one of the Northwest's best writers conferences. register now!


Novel Writing Conference

Philip Athans will once again be speaking at the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles. Also open for registration now!

Writer's Digest Conference

Join Philip Athans at the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles in October!

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