Philip Elliott was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1993 and it wasn’t long before the world baffled him. He’s been scribbling words onto paper for as long as he can remember, trying to make sense of it all. He first submitted a poem for publication in April 2016 and since then his fiction and poetry have been published in over 50 journals in 9 countries, including Otoliths, Scarlet Leaf Review, the Lehigh Valley Vanguard, Foliate Oak, Flash Fiction Magazine and Revista Literariedad. His first book, Dreaming in Starlight (CTU Publishing Group, 2017), a collection of fictional letters from a deceased, 26-year-old Southern American named Jeremiah John Watts, is available to buy on Amazon.
Philip is the founder and editor-in-chief of Into the Void Magazine, which won Best Magazine in the 2017 Saboteur Awards, and was included in ‘Nine New Lit Mags You Need to Read’ as one of “nine new journals that appeared on the scene within the past couple of years and have already made their mark on the literary landscape” in the November/December 2016 Issue of Poets & Writers.
Philip believes in the power of self and our ability to become master of our minds, as well as the ability of art to illuminate the Truth when and where it is most needed. He has a degree in Ancient Classics and is fascinated by the past and how it defines us, as well as how we can learn from it, or fail to, thus breaking the cycle or continuing it forever, a theme that pops up often in his work alongside themes of love and obsession, religion, addiction, mental illness, and the ultimate loneliness of existence.
When he’s not writing, Philip is most likely playing in some shitty punk rock band in Toronto, Canada, where he lives. His passions include fiction, poetry, music, film, animals, veganism, yoga, gender equality, atheism, Buddhism, and trying to never have more than he needs.
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