About Aigner Loren Wilson
Aigner Loren Wilson (she/her) is a 2023 Ignyte Award Finalist and a SFWA, HWA, and Codex writer who writes poetry, nonfiction, and games alongside her fiction. She is a coastal body and has lived on occupied Coast Salish, Cowlitz, Nisqually, and Lenni-Lenape land. Besides writing, Aigner is an avid reader, baker, cook, and hiker.
Currently, she is writing and editing for herself and others while working on the endless submission grind for her short and long works. For fans, readers, and supporters, subscribe to this website for updates. For writers or publishers wishing to work with Aigner, reach out to her through her contact form.
She is a senior fiction editor for Strange Horizons and a former associate editor for the Black horror podcast NIGHTLIGHT. Along with her work with Strange Horizons and NIGHTLIGHT, she’s served as guest editor for Apparition Literary’s Contamination issue and Fireside Magazine’s 2022 winter issues. She’s also been a judge for NYC Midnight’s short story contests.
Aigner writes monthly reviews for Tor Nightfire and Lightspeed Magazine. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Vice, and more. Her poetry has been published in FIYAH, Anathema, and more. Her nonfiction can be found in WIRED, The Writer, and many more. Her work has been called evocative, noteworthy, and imaginative and has earned her an honorable mention for the 2019 Otherwise Fellowship Award.
Masterclasses in Writing and Editing
With years of experience as both a professional writer and editor, Aigner teaches several masterclasses for writers of all levels. There are in-depth classes on how to sell more of your writing and work with top-paying publications. Aigner shares insider tips and gives direct help and insight into where authors should send their work and updates the course quarterly to match open submission calls and new trends in publishing.
She also offers a couple of masterclasses in novel writing and editing. Aigner will teach you how to craft your unique novel in a way that is strategic, artful, and informed. And for writers who have already completed their novel, there is a class on how to self-edit a novel, where Aigner gives students all the tools they need to turn their novels into publishable works of art.
A recent addition to her lineup of classes is Scene Crafting 101. An introductory online course in not only how to write scenes but how to study them and order them in your own stories for maximum effect.
Books and Games
Aigner is the author of the science fiction and fantasy short story collection Plagued Company & Other Stories and the horror poetry collection to be haunted. She’s also the writer and designer of the games the Nightmare House, an interactive haunted house novella and the science fiction puzzle game Take Me Home.
All of her fiction, poems, and games straddle the barrier between literary and speculative fiction. More than anything, Aigner wants to entertain and engage her readers through exciting and original storylines loaded with themes of friendship, home, and self that the reader can carry away from the page.
Her science fiction near-future thriller, Out of the Machine, dealing with themes of family, imprisonment, friendship, and free will played out across an expansive city, is currently doing the query rounds in search of an agent.
Where to Find Aigner
You can find Aigner active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She’s also the founder and leader of the Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group for local writers living in or around Olympia, WA. To leave her a note or get in contact with her, use the contact form on this site. The blog section is for both fans and writers. There are weekly posts on the writing life, what Aigner’s working on, links to her free work, and more. Subscribe to stay up to date!