Charles Degelman

Charles Degelman is a writer and editor. He currently teaches narrative and dramatic writing at California State University, Los Angeles. Previously, Degelman served as staff writer and editor at a Los Angeles-based educational organization while he produced original work for the stage and wrote fiction, screenplays, and political commentary.


In 2010, Degelman edited A Voice From the Planet, an award-winning collection of international short fiction, published by Harvard Square Editions.

Recent work includes Gates of Eden, a '60s tale of resistance, rebellion, and love. Gates garnered a silver medal from the 2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards. A Bowl Full of Nails, set in the counterculture of the 1970s, was a finalist in the PEN/ Bellwether Competition and will be published by Harvard Square Editions in February, 2015.

Degelman lives in Hollywood with his playwright wife and four cats. Follow Here To Find Out More About Charles


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You probably don’t think about editors when you first sit down to write. You’re driven by the strength of an idea, you’re in love with words and ideas, eager to see them pour from your keyboard or pencil tip. You may be immobilized, intimidated by a blank page or screen. Either way, you begin to write your story or make your claim and you may realize that you already have an editor — perhaps more than one — perching on your shoulder.



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