GusseF

 Retired pediatrician and cancer survivor, unpublished, looking for a group where I can share my work.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.    

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Greenville, SC
United States
South Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Healing/Health, LGBTQ Voices
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Appalachian
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
Critique.

meets
Weekly.

Christine Connelly

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.

https://vimeo.com/522192126

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.

Christine

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Newton, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Discussion.

AmandaRoyal

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.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, War
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Discussion, Reading.

Maggie Cooper

Aevitas Creative Management
19 West 21st Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10010

West Trade Review

Basic Information
801 West Trade St.
Charlotte
North Carolina
United States
28202
Contact Information
Ken
Harmon
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Poets: Kirstin Allio, Despy Boutris, Dylan Krieger, Arisa White, Sonya Vatomsky, John Amen, Treasure Sheilds Redmond, Joanna Acevdeo, and Yvonee Nguyen</p>; Fiction writers: David Obuchowski, Seth Clabough, and June Caldwell
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
No subscription. Sell single issues only. http://www.westtradereview.com/subscription.html
Issue Price: 
Each Individual Issue = $10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
New authors make up 10% or less of each issue, but don't let that discourage you. We are interested in passionate new voices whose words and ideas hit us in the gut and leave us thinking about their work days after reading.

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.

Have a question abour our journal?  Don't hesitate to ask.

Esty

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.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Bali
Indonesia
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Flash Fiction, Historical, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, BIPOC, Black
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 8.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Essence B. Scott

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. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Goldsboro, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
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.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

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. 

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
New York City, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Accountability partners.

LMorrisFL

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Fiction, Short Fiction
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 for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips.

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