Catching Up With Meg Eden

Where can we read some of your recent work?

You can read some of my individual pieces, like poems, essays on video game craft, and more here on my site:

You can also check out my books—

Selah’s Guide to Normal:

Drowning in the Floating World:

Post-High School Reality Quest:

What are you reading right now? 

I’m currently reading SOMEWHERE AMONG by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, which took me a little bit to get into, but now that I’ve sunk my teeth into it, I’m absolutely in love. It’s a fantastic example of what a historic novel and a novel in verse should be, really embedding us in the year 2001, and letting us get to know the characters deeply and intimately. I also really love the idea of needing rest, and how stress and grief can physically impact us. In our hustle culture, this is such a necessary reminder.

I’ve also been really loving JAZMIN’S NOTEBOOK by Nikki Grimes, and everything I can find from Corey Ann Haydu. I’ve been transitioning to writing more middle grade, and am just really loving learning from other writers what is possible in this age category.

What’s next for you?

I am currently working on edits of my novel SELAH’S GUIDE TO NORMAL, a novel-in-verse which comes out with Scholastic in 2023. It’s a novel inspired by my experiences on the autism spectrum, and I’m so excited for it to come out into the world.

I’m also working on some other middle grade and YA proposals, and sending out a couple poetry manuscripts. Make sure to keep an eye on my website for any announcements!

Meg Eden is a 2020 Pitch Wars mentee, and teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She is the author of the 2021 Towson Prize for Literature winning poetry collection “Drowning in the Floating World” (Press 53, 2020) and children’s novels, most recently “Selah’s Guide to Normal” (Scholastic, 2023). Find her online at or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.

Meg Eden's work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Poet Lore, RHINO and CV2. She teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland. She has five poetry chapbooks, and her novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Find her online at or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.