TalkingSmoke

I've been writing in one form or another since very young.  my parents, a Baptist Minister and his trusty companion, Mother, thought i was on drugs, which i was, i mean come on it was the sixties. anyway vietnam came along and lucky me was sent to Germany for a 3 year tour.  i got to do the whole Europe thing which was super cool.  all of my life experiences are all bunched up in my head and i struggle to sort them out via poetry and/or short story fiction/nonfiction.  I've been keeping jounals the whole time. 

I've attended every possible writers group, some bad/some good, and taken what i thought useful.  having said, i self published my first book of poems called, 'habiltual contrition,' which let me air some of my critiques/observations about organized religion and/or life experiences such as the death of family members, etc.   i've retired from my job of 35 years and thankfully i'm happy writing each day, playing my guitar, and/or painting/assembling collages.  i decided to self publish once i experienced the, 'institutional snobbery' thats become concretized within the industry.  living in the south i'm accustomed to southern aristocracy which Tenessee Williams brought to life in such brilliant fashion.  apparently there exists a secret society that has been sent by the creator of the universe to protect humanity from bad art.  and though i do appreciate their efforts i went around the obstacle and am now learning about marketing.  which sucks.  my book is on Amazon and B&N and i'm still learning and writing.  Picture this..

Location: 
Brandon, MS
United States
Mississippi
Genres: 
Fiction, Love, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Tips.

Sean Sharkey

I've written my first fiction novel, which I'm currently still in the process of editing. It's called The In-Between. Here's my elevator pitch: Dream machines show users more than their nightly visions as their consciousness is propelled into a parallel reality. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Norwalk, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Irish, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

tbrandy78

I'm an emerging author who focuses on Women's Fiction and Literary Fiction. I've written poems, short stories, a novella, and I'm currently working on my first novel. 

I'm looking to connect with fellow authors and to learn ways to improve my craft, to stay motivated along the way, and to learn tips on both self-publishing and traditional publishing.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Park Ridge, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Love, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, 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
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement.

meets
Weekly.

jackbaldmo

Currently in a small weekly writing group, but always looking to meet more writers and potentially interested in adding another writing group that meets less frequently than weekly, too.

Interested in workshop format and critique, queer and Latinx groups, literary fiction.

Pronouns: 
They/They
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
Mexican American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion, Reading.

Angel Rust

Basic Information
Virginia
United States
Contact Information
Eric
Cline
Poetry 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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2021
Representative Authors: 
Shloka Shankar, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Sarah Nichols, yours truly the happy recluse
Issues per Year: 
12
Subscription Price: 
0

Angel Rust publishes exciting, challenging, and edgy work in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Pigeon Review

Basic Information
Savannah
Georgia
United States
31405
Contact Information
Darcy
Melton
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Nathalie Lawrence, Lindsay Crudele, Sarp Sozdinler, Gale Acuff, Gene Glotzer, Chip Jett, Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
At least 1

New and emerging writers. We like stories that meander and explore the world around us. Stories that tend to blur the line between fiction and reality.

We also accept art submissions!

Tipping the Scales Literary & Arts Journal

Basic Information
Contact Information
Natascha and Lori
Graham
Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jul 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
Distributors: 
Tipping the Scales Literary & Arts Journal, Lulu, Amazon, Blurb, Spotify
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4-6

For lesbians, by lesbians! We would LOVE to see more lesbian fiction, flash fiction, ghost stories, poems about nature and gardens, mysteries, humour, fantasy, and more!

Don't self reject! We can't wait to read your work.

Ruth D'Eredita

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Weekly.

Matthew Marquis

I previously wrote marketing and business copy for creative professional firms but have been away from that for a long time. My interests now center on poetry and fiction but I also enjoy humorous essays and history, especially the American Revolution and Colonial America.

I aspire to write far more than I do as I find it very hard to maintain focus so I will write voraciously for brief periods of time and then, poof, completely forget that it was a thing I was doing. My brain is funny this way and has done a fine job of making writing progress really, really difficult.

I've mostly written free-verse poetry over the last year, or so, when I have written but think often about writing essays and book-length fiction but the brain intervenes so I mostly just cobble together fragments of things here and there. It's highly disappointing and painfully frustrating. 

I'm looking to know what strategies for writing work for other people and how to feel like I deserve to prioritize my writing. This is a tall order, but I feel like if any people understand what I'm experiencing it's going to be other writers.

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
KETTERING, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
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
Critique, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Limeoncello Magazine

Basic Information
100 24th St W
Suite 1-1093
Billings
Montana
United States
59102
Contact Information
Charli
Boné
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2021
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
6

We publish fiction stories that fall under the category of “OwnVoices.” We define an “OwnVoice” story as one written by an author from a marginalized, persecuted, or underrepresented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group.

Read our Submissions page closely before submitting. We are very open about the submissions we receive, so long as they follow our guidelines. The biggest mistake is usually when a submission does not include relevant identities to establish it is “OwnVoices” as we define the category and when there are no content warnings where there need to be.

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