Susan Tomaselli


Susan Tomaselli is founder and editor of gorse journal. She is former co-editor of 3:AM Magazine and editor at 3:AM Press. She has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Bookmunch, CultureNI, and contributed to Little Black Book of Books (Cassell 2007), The Beat Anthology (Blackheath Books 2010), and We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books 2019), amongst others. She edited Dogmatika from 2005 until 2009. She has participated in numerous literary festivals (West Cork Literary Festival, Cúirt, Doolin Writers’ Weekend, Listowel, Mountains to Sea), and provides consultation to arts organisations (Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin, The Arts Foundation UK) and literary publishers. She is currently working on a novel-in-essays, Traces, on memory, trauma, technology, and failure.

Recent publications

Editor, DW Cities: Dublin (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2019)
‘Ghosting,’ We’ll Never Have Paris (ed. Andrew Gallix, Repeater Books 2019)
‘Safe as houses,’ The Elysian: Creative Responses (ed. Graham Allen & Billy Ramsell, New Binary Press 2017)

 “An incredible and under-acknowledged force for good in Irish writing for the past decade and if there’s a hope it lies with the likes of her.” – Darran Anderson, author of Imaginary Cities

gorse‘s editor Susan Tomaselli is a masterclass in the importance of visionary editorial endeavours. Her presence has handed me a skeleton key to open doors in my writing that I would never even have noticed alone. A class act.” – Doireann Ní Ghríofa, winner of The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature