Mark Evan Chimsky

Writer and editorial consultant

Mark Evan Chimsky is currently an editorial consultant based in Portland, Maine ( He has worked at such top publishing houses as Harper San Francisco, Little, Brown, and Macmillan, and edited a number of bestsellers, including Johnny Cash's autobiography, Cash. He also conceived of The Best American Erotica series, and compiled and edited 65 Things to Do When You Retire and the recent 25 Women Who Survived Cancer: Notable Women Share Inspiring Stories of Hope. His poetry and essays have appeared in JAMA, Wild Violet, The Oakland Review, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, and Mississippi Review. Mark's writing has also appeared in The Good Men Project, Next Avenue, and The Huffington Post.