Lucy Roeber became the Editor of the Erotic Review in December 2022. She is currently working on the revamp 2023.
Lucy started her professional life by editing her school magazine, the Chronicle. After getting a first in History at the University of York and a Masters in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, she got her first job as editorial intern at the New Statesmen. She then became assistant editor at Prospect magazine under David Goodhart and ran the Paris office from 2002. Returning to London pregnant in late 2003, she’s worked as an independent editor, for both fiction and essays. She helped Melissa de Villiers get her collection of short stories, The Chameleon House, published by Modjaji Books in 2015. She’s been an editor and mentor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy since 2014. She has also worked as a story consultant for Knickerbockerglory TV. She’s written book reviews for the Scotsman, the New Statesman and the Erotic Review, amongst others. In February 2021, she became editor of the History of Pleasure section of the Erotic Review. She’s the founder of the Erotic Book Club with the Hearth.
Lucy is also a writer. In 2007, she did a Masters in Creative Writing at Birkbeck and since then has written two historical novels, The Prophet’s Wife and The Posture Girl. Her short story, ‘Paroxysm’, about the medical use of vibrators in 19th century, was published in 2008. Since 2019, she has been exploring desire, ageing and motherhood in her short stories. She has been commissioned by Lickerish Library to write short erotic fiction, both historical and contemporary. They’ve published five of her stories under a pseudonym.
Lucy lives in London with her family.
Her literary agent is Araminta Whitley at the Soho Agency – firstname.lastname@example.org
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