Darius Frasure

Professor Darius Frasure is a highly sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator, poet, and coach. He specializes in helping high-functioning individuals and teams create, nurture, and develop sustainable presence and engagement practices. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from National University, with a specialization in poetry.  His poetry appears in many literary journals, and select readings are on youtube. He has one spoken word album, Spoken Pieces (2010), and two collections of poetry: stained glass medusa (2015) and of stone and rope (2019).

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, 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, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood is a New Jersey-based Pushcart Nominated Award-winning poet, editor, writer and blogger. She earned her Postgraduate Degree in Computer Application (M.C.A)and Bachelors in Computer Sciences (B.Sc.) from India. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the UK-based Arts and Literary Journal MookyChick, Literary Partner in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, USA, and Associate Editor with Literary Journal “Life and Legends”. She is the author of a chapbook (“A Potpourri of Emotions”, Local Gems Press, NY). Chapbook ( “My Body is Not An Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length ( “My Body Lives Like a Threat”, Flower Song Press,2021).She co-edited anthologies (“The Medusa Project”, Mookychick) and ( “The Kali Project”, Indie Blu(e) Press).

Her 600+ works have been featured internationally in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, newspapers, podcasts like Rising Phoenix ReviewSONKUBetter than StarbucksPoetry Society of New YorkWNYC Studios, HUDSON Reporter, LILIPOHPBS American Portrait, Kissing DynamiteAdelaide Awards Anthology, American Writers Review, Dime show review, Rainbow Project among others where she received her Pushcart 2020 Nomination.

Her literary partnership “Life in Quarantine” with Stanford University has been presented in the Open Education Global Forum 2020 and received mention in Stanford Daily.Her sonnet publication with Poetry Society of New York has been accepted as a Summer Reading curriculum in University High School, Indiana, USA.  She also has been featured on the PBS American Portrait. Her works has also been selected in the literary publication of various US universities like (Temple University, Philadelphia), Stanford University, University of Albany, Kent State University, Chicago University and Arkansas University.

Megha is a Three-time NAMI NJ State Level Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020 winner and National Level Spring Robinson Lit Prize 2020 winner. Shortlisted in Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019(USA), Adelaide Literary Award 2019 (USA), Erbacce Prize 2020(UK), iWomanGlobalAwards 2020(India), TWIBB Beyond Black Sakhi Awards 2020(USA), Poetry Super Highway 2020(USA).Nominated for “Publication of the Month” and “Author of the Year 2020” by Spillwords Press Awards 2021,NYC.

Her works have been selected numerous times by the Jersey City Writers Group and the Department of Cultural Affairs for the Arts House Festival. Chosen twice as the international panelist for the Jersey City Theater Center Online Series “Voices Around the World”. and “The Box : Reinvention 2021”. 

She has been a featured poet in Oceanside Library Poetry reading 2020 , NY alongside Brooklyn Poet Laureate and Fellow of Academy of American Poets Maria Lisella. She was also a featured poet in BrownStone Poetry Reading 2020 along side LA Based Joshua Corwin and Chad Parenteau.

Anthologies featuring her works have been mentioned in the Huffington Post and showcased in the Poets House, Manhattan as part of the summer reading 2019. Anthology (“SMITTEN” , Indi(e) Blue Press) has been a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards 2020.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Jersey City, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

scipoet

I've written and performed hundreds of poems and I need some help developing collections. I'm particularly interested in mentoring and learning from other Black male poets.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Clinton, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, BIPOC
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

My groups: Benjamin Bards

Meher Manda

Hey,

I'm a poet, short story writer, journalist, and educator originally from Mumbai, India, currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. 

After an undergraduate degree in advertising and journalism, I moved to New York City to pursue my MFA in Fiction and have since been based here. I mainly write short fiction and poetry, and take the occasional stab at creative nonfiction though I hesitate to call myself  an essayist because the form comes to me sporadically and with great trepidation. I am, however, very quietly working on a novel — saying this out loud ensures I can be accountable to myself. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Providence, RI
United States
Rhode Island
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

Vincent F. A. Golphin

My publication history includes fiction, nonfiction and journalism for children and adults. Most recently, those efforts include InBrief: a daily short-poem blog, stories contributed to Thrill of the Hunt: Cabin Fever and The Gathering anthologies, and poems in three of the four volumes in the Poets Speak Anthology. I am anxious to join a group to critique, encourage, and challenge me to submit more stories and poems. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Orlando, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book, 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 for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Tatiana Gomez

I have been a writter my whole life, but only recently have began to take it more seriously. I write short stories, poems and personal essays mostly. I would like to join a group that is willing to give and take constructive feedback so that we can all help eachother grow. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Windham, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Hispanic
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Fairley Lloyd

I'm a writer and editor with a bachelor's in fine arts degree in creative writing with a certificate in publishing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I currently work full-time as a technical writer for a technology company and also freelance write personal essays for various online publications. I am always looking for writing prompts to keep the creative juices flowing and spark new ideas, and I love to find writing communities where people can share what they're working on to keep one another inspired in their writing lives.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Wilmington, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, BIPOC, Black, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips.

Brim4peace

I am a Spoken Word Poet.  In addition to writing about the everyday rhythms of life, I like to pause for a cause and so I write about social issues like domestic violence, racism, xenophobia, human trafficking, etc. I also write about survivors of breast cancer and other challenges we face.  I write poems to motivate young people as well.  I use a lot of visuals, music, and even dance and art in my work when I can.  My books have the most vivid captivating pictures as I strive to create a complimentary message.  My poems are messages.  They are passionate, stirring, and creative.  As a free-style poet, sometimes I will use lines that rhyme, and sometimes they don't, but the cadence builds and the messages come through loud and clear.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Stone Mountain, GA
United States
Georgia
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Healing/Health, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 50.
meets for
Submissions, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

O LYMOUS

I am an African American male in the late 70's. I write on my life experiences and emotional feeling from my soul. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
New Orleans, LA
United States
Louisiana
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices
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, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Reading.

meets
Monthly.

SAND

Basic Information
Willibald-Alexis-Str. 16
Berlin
Germany
10965
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 20 to Apr 10
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
€22 (print subscription) or €8 (digital subscription)
Issue Price: 
€12 (print issue) or €5 (digital issue)

SAND is an international journal publishing risk-taking work from the diverse range of creatives making visual art, poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and translations. We specifically look for work that subverts, work that pushes the boundaries of form, message, and voice in ways that we will feel, physically, in our bodies. We have long amplified underrepresented voices and encourage submissions from writers and artists who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, working class, international, and/or geographically underrepresented.

Submit early. Fiction and poetry close when the submissions cap is reached. To find out if your work is a fit for SAND, read back issues and visit our "submit" page at sandjournal.com.

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