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EC Dorgan writes dark fiction and monster stories on Treaty 6 Territory in the Edmonton area. Her work has been has published in literary journals including Augur Magazine, The Dread Machine, The Ex-Puritan, Metaphorosis, and Novus Monstrum. She has stories forthcoming in Prairie Fire and Northern Nights, an anthology of Canadian speculative fiction. Dorgan is currently at work on her first novel. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. 

Program History

2024 Rising Star

Rising Stars

Selected by

Hiromi Goto


“EC Dorgan’s dark tales of loss, grief, and alienation are evocatively rendered through characters both human and monstrous. Dorgan’s stories arise from the land just as much as her fabulous creativity. Whether detailing the ice of the North Saskatchewan River during an Edmonton winter or describing ‘where the prairies turn to willow bushes and poplar bluffs,’ her attention to and respect for natural settings captured my heart and imagination. Dorgan renders a new Gothic, blazing brighter than the stars in the night sky. I cannot wait to see what she will be writing next.”