Cora

I am a 20 year old traveler and writer hoping to improve with the eventual goal of publication. Currently living abroad so I am only available to meet online. I have experience writing music, poetry, essays, and short stories but am primarily focusing on poetry and music right now. I mostly write semi-autobiographical poetry that focuses on my experience with mental illness as well as philosophy, belief, and humanity. Most my writing is meant to be intense and slightly uncomfortable; it is meant to highlight authentic human experience, especially my experiences with pain, sex, and identity. I have always been drawn to visceral imagery; as a feminine, nonbinary, and biracial writer, I would love to meet other writers who are exploring the concepts of violence and rage within the marginalized experience. Some major themes in my work are feminism, travel, identity, isolation, desire, substance abuse, restlessness, and self-destruction. I am very interested in gore imagery and amoral honesty about lived experience. I'm hoping to find other writers exploring similar themes who are open to sharing their work and talking about literature. I'd love to get more feedback on my poetry from like-minded people and have a chance to read personal writing of any genre. 

I am also looking to get advice from pubished poets/fiction writers. While the current publication goal is for poetry, my long-term goal is to finish more short fiction stories and as well as (eventually) complete a novel. I have several projects in the works but definitely would appreciate external opinions as I primarily have experience with poetry and songwriting. Currently working mainly with themes of dystopia, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and coming-of-age; generally with overarching philosophical and moral ideas. 

I am also looking for opportunities to experiment with more consistent, structured writing such as prompts and workshops. I have mostly been a very emotional writer, which has been beneficial in my poetry but can cause creative blocks with completing fictional stories. Open to giving and recieving suggestions, really just looking for a community of writers who want to explore the world through their work!

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, BIPOC, Biracial, Black, Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Rosewood Publishing House

Basic Information
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Christine
Meade
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months

Christine Meade is interested in receiving both YA and adult novels. 

Adult:

  • Contemporary Contemporary novels with speculative elements or magical realism
  • Mysteries, thrillers, suspense (nothing overly graphic or violent)
  • Book club, millennial, "women's fiction," feminist
  • Unexpected twists
  • Characters with secrets
  • Family/motherhood
  • High-concept romcoms
  • Retellings of classics
  • Unpredictable novels

YA:

  • Coming of age Mystery/thriller (think Karen McManus)
  • Humorous/contemporary Paranormal (love a good ghost/haunting story)
  • Romantic relationships
  • Retellings of classics Friendship novels
  • Not interested in: High-fantasy, middle grade, graphic novels, non-fiction
Distributors: 
Ingram Content Group
Publishing type: 

Dakota Lane

Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

Julia Livshin

Julia Livshin Literary Agency
6532 79th Street
Cabin John, MD 20818

Elijah X.A. Esquivel

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Robstown, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Translation, Visual Poetry, War, Young Adult

Dansuma Lawrence Ojonugwa

Writing is therapeutic to me. I write to heal and inspire others who are struggling in life like me. I look forward to meeting like minds in this group.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Kogi, KO
Nigeria
Kogi
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Erotica, Fiction, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Poetry, War, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 7.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Other.

Irish American Writers & Artists

 Irish American Writers & Artists was started in 2008 by Malachy McCourt with in-person salons twice a month in New York City. I was a new playwright in NYC when I found them in 2014 and it really helped launch my playwrighting career and find community. We are an all-inclusive group and are now back to in-person salons once a month in the city and another virtual salon where we get writers and artists from all around the world!

Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Regional, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry, War, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Reading.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Writers Space Africa

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Anthony
Onugba
President and Founder
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Periods: 
Sep 20 to Oct 15
Oct 20 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Stella Gonye Tshuma, Dumpson-Asare Elisabeth, Patricia Furstenberg, Hellen OwuorIsa-Sharon Ngollo
Issues per Year: 
8-10
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20

Writers Space Africa Magazine (WSA) is an international literary magazine, which features a rich diversity of writings from African writers to a global audience.

 

Abby Mei

I'm open to any/every writing group! I love meeting people who are as passionate as I am about writing and reading 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Boone, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

JGLee

I'm a budding novelist who's currently in the process of workshopping my novel. I've sent it off to several agents already for queries, but I'd like to make good use of my downtime by editing, updating, and learning more about the publishing process. I have been a part of several in-person writing workshops, but now prefer online workshops due to time constaints (and the comfort of home).

In terms of writing, I'm a sucker for genre fiction. Sometimes it gets a bad rep in the literary world, but I think that genre fiction shapes the industry and the popular trends of today. From science fiction stories like Backrooms lore to modern romance sensations, genre fiction is revolutionary. And I want to be a part of it.

Among those genres, I specialize in thriller/suspense, especially with some psychological elements mixed in. I've written several online stories in the horror and thriller genre, and enjoy when they intertwine with sci-fi, fantasy, or other paranormal elements.

Looking forward to meeting with other professionals!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
St. Louis, MO
United States
Missouri
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Discussion.

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