Crystal Sikma is the managing editor at Coach House Books. Her job involves editorial, production, and the design of covers and interior layouts. Alongside author Matthew James Weigel, she received first prize in the poetry category of the 2020/21 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design. She was the acquiring editor for Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Previously, she worked at Bellevue Literary Press and Writers House Literary Agency in New York. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of British Columbia.


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