My name is Madison McSweeney, and I’m a writer, poet and columnist from Ottawa, Canada. Frequent topics of interest include the Canadian arts scene, genre fiction, music, and politics.
My non-fiction writing has appeared in The Fulcrum,Thee Westerner, Music Vice, Bravewords and Hellbound. For the past two years I’ve covered Canada’s Juno Awards with full media accreditation, and I regularly contribute political columns and arts & culture coverage to a variety of publications.
My short story Daydream Noir won 1st Place in The Fulcrum’s Fiction Contest in 2015.
Literary: Stephen King, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Thomas Harris, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Matheson, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke, and Celtic folklore
Music: David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Jethro Tull, The Ramones, Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, Courtney Love, Amanda Palmer, My Chemical Romance, Billy Talent, Metric, Avril Lavigne, and punk rock
Film: Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Joss Whedon, the Coen Brothers, the Washowskis, zombie movies, classic horror and film noir.