Michael McGlade is a creative copywriter and editor specialised in designing narrative journeys for digital and print media.
Copywriter and Editor Experience
Michael McGlade is an Irish copywriter and editor living in Belfast. He’s a creative writer specialising in designing narrative journeys for digital and print media. He is also an accomplished award-winning fiction writer, editor and journalist.
Michael grew up in an Irish farmhouse where the leaky roof didn’t bother him as much as the fear of electrocution from the nightly scramble for prime position beneath the “chicken lamp,” the only source of heating in the house – a large infrared heat lamp more commonly used for poultry.
His seminal influences were Darwin’s “Survival Of The Fattest” and a morbid belief that “undying love” meant you had a soft-spot for zombies. Never allowing these misapprehensions to hold him back from success, he understood that nothing is as clear as the illegible comprehensibility of the modern world.
Discovering that in other countries it didn’t rain as much as it did in Ireland, Michael jobbed his way around the world working as a nail sharpener, fortune cookie writer, chimney sweep, cow hoof trimmer, and carney.
Now, you’ll most likely find him patiently hanging around the “reduced items” section of his local supermarket in a nding quest to bag the ultimate bargain.
He has had 95+ short fiction stories published in Shimmer, the Saturday Evening Post, the Irish Times, Spinetingler, Grain, Downstate Story, and other journals. He holds a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Ireland.
His fiction has been narrated for Far Fetched Fables, Plan B, and Crime City Central shows. He was a finalist in Emerging Fiction for the Hennessy Literary Award 2017, with other competition-winning works for Write Well Award 2015, and Powers Irish Short Story 2012.
He has been a digital content producer and editor for eight years, and worked for national newspapers, such as the Daily Mirror and Belfast Telegraph.
Represented by Isobel Dixon of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.