Retired pediatrician and cancer survivor, unpublished, looking for a group where I can share my work. I am also anxious to provide feedback to other writers. I write short stories, essays and poetry. My work includes Memoir, Health/Medical issues, and Feminist issues. Some of my work has potentially troubling themes and I need a group where this will not be a problem. I welcome LGBTQ+ voices and writing from anyone and everyone. I am a lonely liberal in a place where few share my views. I would like to find a Workshop where I can get critiques of my work. I need to know if my work is worthy of publication.
I am an author of a book called My First Red Sox Game which is a children's illustrated one day memoir written with baseball hip hop haiku which I am the creator of. I'm also producing a video and would like to do 30 more MLB books and videos like this. I am also working on an educational patented process.
In addition I am writing about A First Amendment Political Malicious Prosecution where I was falsely accused falsely imprisoned raped by a prison guard & sexually abused in prison tortured and this is because I am transgender after I was marked by a district attorney and another government official for retaliation for complaining about a judge who would not let me see my transgender son because I am transgender. I did not commit any crimes so the DA has the police file false police reports and the DA never had any evidence of a crime, and judges didn’t care and refused to obey the law too and therefore I was mobbed and lynched by Law Enforcement after I asked to see my son and complained about a judge who would not let me see my transgender son.
Looking for Agents and Publishers to help fund & write the story of political corruption in law enforcement and the fact that there is no separation of powers as is the core elements of the U S Constitution. I am currently preparing a professional book proposal.
I've spent a career in journalism and corporate communications. I've written my first novel (environmental fiction) and will begin my second soon. Looking to connect with other writers.
West Trade Review strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays) and publishes a mix of established and up and coming writers. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and want to hear from underrepresented voices of all types.
We like works that are edgy and affect us intellectually and emotionally. We want poems , creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays), and stories that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work. Quality of writing, style, and characterization are important to us.
Please don't send us poems that rhyme, slam-style works, or dogmatically religious pieces.
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Born in Utah and raised in North Carolina, Esther Milanzi is half Black South African and half Caucasian American. Spending most of her life in America with her mom, dad, and 2 sisters. She was estranged from her biological father who was deported from the US when she was 3 years old. The only time Esther was able to visit South Africa was 23 years later at his grave site. The opportunity to visit the birthplace of humanity arrived after she finished graduate school from Florida State University with a degree in International Education Development.
She was then awarded a Fulbright grant to teach leadership and literacy skills at a FET college in Vereeniging, South Africa, an Afrikaans town 40 minutes south of Johannesburg. To share her teaching abroad experiences with family and friends back home in the states, she started a blog. Unintentionally, it became a journal of her healing journey as she documented her experiences understanding the post-apartheid racial climate, visiting her father’s grave, and meeting her paternal family including a younger brother and sister. It was there that she received, from her cousin, her South African name, Ubuntu, meaning humanity -”I am who I am because of who we all are.”
Inspired by her journey, she began to write magical realism, poetry, and daily morning pages, as a way to continue to heal, elevate, and to empower others. For the last 5 years, she has been traveling, teaching, writing, & radiating bread crumbs for other creatives.
She is the co-founder of the Surat Warrior Writers group in Surat Thani, Thailand. Weekly writing workshops were held and a community of creatives was cultivated in a time and place where people were looking for alternative ways to connect other than partying. Eventually, Esther co-led 3 writing retreats in Thailand. The first one focused on unlocking creativity and getting rid of the inner critic, the second one focused on healing through love and letters, the third one focused on developing an individualized blueprint as a creative.
In Vietnam, Esther was a member of a writing society and eventually led the group with exercises. techniques, and insights she’d learned, discovered, and created in South Africa and Thailand. For the last 3 years, Esther taught grade 6 literacy and a 6-week intensive novel-writing course at the Green School. Most recently, she has taken a sabbatical to focus on writing full-time and to start a writing coach business.
Esther manifests abundance and happiness with her life partner and husband, Lo. She is in the middle of writing the first draft of a novel: The Enchanted Elm, the sentence summary reads: A woodcarver’s life is changed forever when she discovers an enchanted tree and its connection to the oppression of one family.
Esther is excited to lead and empower you on a journey to uncover the true source of your own unlimited creativity.
I am a Black Disabled writer who recently moved to Goldsboro, NC. I am not picky about what I write and am interested in learning how to write new things/forms. Am also interested in revision, critique, and accountability. Also some fun! (because like the saying goes... "all work and no play...") I have participated in NaNoWriMo and NaPoMo. I enjoy writing poetry, fiction, and CNF. I have projects that I wish I could finish (as in publish) and would love a virtual group to write with that may transition to in-person as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to lift in Wayne County.
I was born in Taiwan. Moved to Argentina when I was 6 and spent my formative years in Buenos Aires. I now live in New York City. My writing reflects the multiple subjectivities I hold. I write mostly creative non-fiction now. I used to be a research professor at the University of Virginia where I studied immigration, religion, race and ethnicity. I'm the author of Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). It's an ethnography of Latin American immigrants who converted to this form of Christianity as a way to become Americans. My first work of fiction are stories inspired by the people I met through my research. They are a series of stories of immigrants who met their challenges with their faith to varying results.