Korra

I write in a lot of different genres--short stories, poetry, novels, essays, memoir; horror, fantasy, speculative fiction, literary fiction. Much of what I've been writing lately has been a mix of essays on social justice issues, personal/narrative essays, and writing craft; some short horror/folklore-inspired stories; a handful of poems; and a memoir. I'm currently exploring the themes of intergenerational trauma, biracialism, the American Dream, subverting the "madwoman in the attic" trope, justice in the horror genre, and the picaresque/maqamat as a form. Carmen Maria Machado and Roxane Gay are the authors whose work probably best resembles my current work.

I'm looking for ideally a local (NYC-based) writing group that I can grow alongside, who can help me see what I perhaps can't in my writing because I'm too close to it and who can suggest particular form and craft development--so for this reason, I'm looking for a group of intermediate or advanced writers, not beginners. For right now, despite vaccines, I'd like to stay remote/digital, but once the pandemic has dissipated, I'd like to meet in person. I don't write for children, so I'm looking for a group of writers outside of the children's/YA world.

I have a B.A. in creative writing and business administration from Iowa's Coe College, alma mater of Paul Engle. I've taught and tutored in English Language Arts and English for Students of Other Languages, and I freelance edit (though this is currently on hiatus) and work full-time in trade publishing in a non-editorial capacity.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Arab American, BIPOC, Celtic American, Mixed Race, Scotch-Irish American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion.

Iwalani Kim

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.
55 Fifth Avenue
Floor 15
New York, NY 10003

Miss Seesaw

Making it up. Looking to generate with others. 

Pronouns: 
They/They
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Fiction, Flash Fiction
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 20.
meets for
Writing exercises, Accountability partners, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Plentitudes Journal

Basic Information
1 Columbus Place
NEW YORK
New York
United States
10019
Contact Information
Wally
Suphap
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Jeanne Althouse, Devan Brettkelly, Ann Calandro, Azriel Cervantes, Christie B. Cochrell, Francis Flavin, Amanda Ganus, Feng Gooi, Thomas Penn Johnson, Alex Law, Frederick Pollack, Yash Seyedbagheri, Rachel Stempel, Reginald Thomas, Janessa Vargas, Alexander Lazarus Wolff, Amber Wong
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8-10

The Plentitudes is a quarterly international literary journal housing captivating short stories, personal essays, and poetry from diverse voices. We believe in the power of writing - in its plentitudes of forms - to touch the soul, shift the gaze, and offer new perspectives.

We publish quarterly, approximately in January, April, July, and October. Submissions open three months prior to each issue's publication. 

Mikah Amani

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Miami, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African 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, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion.

Talking River Review

Basic Information
500 8th Avenue
Lewis-Clark State College
Lewiston
Idaho
United States
83501
Contact Information
Jennifer
Anderson
Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Apr 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1994
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Steve Almond, Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Sherwin Bitsui, Judy Blunt, Michael Earl Craig, Claire Davis, David James Duncan, Stephen Dunn, Gary Fincke, Pete Fromm, Jim Harrison, Patricia Henley, William Johnson, William Kittredge, Dorianne Laux, Lee Martin, Michael Martone, Ron McFarland, Neide Messer, Brenda Miller, Lia Purpura, DA Powell, Alberto Rios, Rob Schlegel, Michael Wasson, Joe Wilkins, and Robert Wrigley, among others.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$10/year. $18/2 years
Issue Price: 
$10

Talking River Review, Lewis-Clark State College’s literary journal, seeks examples of literary excellence and originality.  Send us your poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction manuscripts.

Saeide Mirzaei

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Minnesota
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Attend(ed) a PhD program
How I choose to identify myself: 
BIPOC
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

Digging Through the Fat

Basic Information
130 W. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 307
Maywood
New Jersey
United States
07607
Contact Information
Gessy
Alvarez
Founder & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2013
Distributors: 
Digging Press, LLC
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Mandy Suzanne-Wong, Abigail Carl-Klassen, Dimitri Reyes, Marie Baléo
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 20

We encourage risks that redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, harsh, and ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don't try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

We welcome submissions from ALL. We especially want to encourage more submissions from women and non-binary writers, writers of color, and the LGBTQIA community. Help Digging Through The Fat's community grow in diversity and beauty!

Cherish Daye

Greetings Everyone.  I am a Black queer-identified woman who enjoys writing poetry, personal essays, memoirs, and creative non-fiction.  I am also interested in travel writing.  I would like to connect with other BIPOC as well as others who are interested in the same genres.  I mainly write based on my own personal experiences and the experiences of those around me. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

Danielle Mitchell

Hi! I'm Danielle Mitchell, co-founder and director of The Poetry Lab. I curate spaces for poets, writers, and artists to come together to learn and collaborate. My poetry has appeared in journals like Vinyl, Hayden's Ferry Review, Animal, and Baltimore Review. My first chapbook, Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry, won the Clockwise Chapbook Prize and is published by Tebot Bach. I'm especially interested in prose poetry, hybrid works, and new and invented forms. My workshop experience extends not only to leading community groups through The Poetry Lab, but also academic training as an alumni of the University of Redlands Creative Writing Program and the Community of Writers.

Hoping to make connections with:

  • Reading groups/ Book clubs
  • Teaching opportunities 
  • Individual artists (to grow my personal network)

Also, I want to connect with writers and teaching artists on behalf of The Poetry Lab for:

  • Sunday Workshop Series (paid)
  • 5 Week Courses (paid)
  • Resource Center articles (publication opportunity)
  • New collaborations (open to course ideas/pitches!)

The Poetry Lab supports a thriving autodidact community as well as MFAers who are seeking a post-graduate network. Our mission is simply to write, read, and collaborate with folx in our community to help them along their learning journeys. This is an anti-racist educational space designed for creativity and the crafting of new futures. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

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