Fiction, nonfiction

Special Interests

Book-length and short fiction (stories, novellas); creative nonfiction; essay; memoir; biography; articles; profiles; metafiction and experimental writing. I like to read nonfiction that deals with the arts, culture and heritage, foreign destinations, politics and history, family and relationships. I am particularly interested in working with emerging writers to get that first title published.

Brief Bio

Licia Canton is a professional writer and editor with more than twenty years’ experience. She has worked with authors, publishers, teachers, and public relations and marketing professionals. She has published short stories, essays, and articles in Canada and abroad. She is the author of the story collection Almond Wine and Fertility (2008) – published in Italy as Vino alla mandorla e fertilità (2015) – and the editor of nine volumes of fiction and nonfiction. She is also a literary critic, translator and founding editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She has been a guest author and keynote speaker at universities, and she has read her work at international literary festivals. She has taught composition and literature and has mentored emerging writers and journalists. She holds a Ph.D. in Canadian literature from Université de Montréal and a Master’s in English from McGill University.

Services Offered

Writing and editing, ghostwriting, speech writing, critiquing, mentoring and coaching, translation, polishing texts for publication. Consultation in-person or via Skype.


“I needed someone who could help me get my first novel ready for submission to publishers. Licia was the right choice. She quickly put the spotlight on what crippled the story. Thanks to her precise feedback, my scenes are now more gripping, the tensions sharper and the dialogue crisper. Her detailed literary diagnosis came with an easy-to-follow prescription to tame everything from critical details of main characters to errant commas. She was fast, thorough and patient, taking the time to explain every intricacy. I can’t wait to work with her again with my second novel.” Russell Fralich, Professor, HEC Montréal.


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Licia Canton