jtommyj

I have one published work, a poetry collection entitled growth which I self-published through Amazon when I was seventeen and to-date has sold 57 copies. I also delivered a spoken-word TEDx poem for TEDxNCState, which is published on both the TED website and the official TEDx Talks Youtube channel! My writing comfort zone typically involves poetry, mental health, and trauma recovery, as well as nature and environmental themes. My social media presence is @jtommyj and @jtommyjcreates on Instagram and @tommybbyboy on Twitter!

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Sheila K. Elliott

       The work that I've been most satisfied with was written pretty much the traditional way, with the first draft written independently, then revised (several times), and finally presented in a workshop setting for suggestions regarding craft and the overall impact of the piece. I have considerable experience in workshop settings and have attended many non-credit workshops, but I don't have an MFA.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Oak Park, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Short Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
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.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Crist

My writing experience has, thus far, been primarily for my own contemplation and enjoyment though occasionally shared with close loved ones. I am now moving in the direction of authorship and publication.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Ridgefield, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Black, Caribbean American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Emilyin_nyc

Hi! I am looking for a writing group that can help to push my creative boundaries. I am a visual artist, however, I have always loved writing and do it in my free time. I know I have a lot that I can still learn, so I am looking for a group where I will learn and grow, recieve constructive feedback and improve my writing skills. I recently had an article accepted into an art education publication that will be printed in the coming year, which I am very excited about. That will be my first publication. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Love, Poetry, Short Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
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, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips.

V Press LC

Basic Information
1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite F, PMB 162
City: 
Greer
State: 
South Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
29650
Contact Information
Torie Amarie
Dale
Director and Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are a small press committed to the discovery of writing that transcends the ordinary. We believe in developing and encouraging the creative writing voice in our journal, in the press, and throughout communities. It’s our desire to enrich the world through publishing people, and their stories, their poems, and their books with the hope that they move, inspire, invite, create, empower and more.

What we like V Press LC loves fresh and original writing. The best works are those that get into the bones. However, some works we will publish simply for the joy of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

What we don’t want V Press LC does not want to read about child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader—it’s not for us. We are not interested in: works targeted for children, self-help, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Representative Authors: 

Rebecca Bridge, Heather Mateus Sappenfield

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Pathway Book Service
Publishing type: 

Af123

Location: 
United Kingdom
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, German
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Press Pause

Basic Information
201 N. Front St. Ste. 514
Wilmington
North Carolina
United States
28401
Contact Information
Sofie
Harsha
Founder and Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
A.J. Gnuse, Alyse Knorr, Raye Hendrix, Maryann Aita, Kathryn M. Barber, Yuan Changming, Michael Colbert, Diana Clark, Marisa Crane, Katherine O'Hara, Michael Ramos, Yong Takahashi, Sidney Wollmuth
Issues per Year: 
1-2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
$8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

We aim to publish art and words for the future by artists and writers who believe they're carrying, on their hunched-over-computer shoulders, a pretty heavy yet very pretty burden—to offer us all a way into ourselves so that we may come back out with the wisdom required for positive change as individuals, and as a society. All accepted work will appear both online and in print.

  •  

We aren’t certain there is “good” and “bad” art—only honest and dishonest art… but we’ll get back to you on that. Suffice it to say, we really don’t want to be gatekeepers. We want to be a blank canvas. 

Press Pause will never have a social media account. It will never promote itself (or get into online debates) on social media, so that the art that is shared can be appreciated within the embrace of a lovely now-uncommon silence. 

Submitting to Press Pause will always be free.

Common Tongue Magazine

Basic Information
1116 Sheridan Road
Campo
California
United States
91906-3178
Contact Information
Kade
Freeland
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
Sourcery Publishing, LLC
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
5
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$2.99/mo
Issue Price: 
$4.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
7

We are interested in fantasy with a dark theme. We accept both works set in our Athuruin Shared Universe as well as original work in an original setting. 

We only accept submissions that are high fantasy with a dark tone. We are aware of the many sub-genres of fantasy, however, and consider many varied versions, such as dark fantasy.

Often the first things we do are skim the manuscripts for anything that would give it away as “off-genre” and are most certainly a disqualification. Some of these things include: cell phones or electronics, cars, couches, houses, apartments, radios, ballpoint pens, TVs, showers, flashlights, watches, sandwiches, teddy bears, raincoats, Earthly location names and settings, real languages (if the characters speak a variation of Tamil or Farsi, for example, it is fine. But no references to the actual language names themselves), modern colloquial terminology and jargon, teenagers (including the word itself).

Please adhere to guidelines and proofread before you submit.

Twin Bill

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Scott
Bolohan
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 10 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: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

The Twin Bill is a quarterly online literary baseball publication founded in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. We celebrate the rich history of the game while also recognizing its vibrant present through essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and visual art. We welcome writers of all levels and experiences.

We want to hear your story about baseball. It generally helps if you focus on a single game or moment as opposed to listing multiple ones. 

1968SSRS

I am a high school social studies teacher who is fascinated by the constructed nature of place in America.  I use the past to fight for social awareness and equity, and I've traveled over 30,000 miles around the United States by RV to study American culture in pusuit of my passion.  Other favorite pastimes include examining primary source materials and performing field research on a variety of topics, especially the Civil War.  I wrote the thesis for my M.A. in American and New England Studies during an RV trip where I focused on narratives of the American West in an effort to bring fugitive landscapes--stories pushed to the periphery because they don't support the master narratives--to the forefront.  I'm transitioning from academic research and writing to a focus on fiction that is historically accurate, saturated with a sense of place and time, and thought-provoking.  I'm currently working on a historical novel that takes place on the Rocky Mountain frontier just after the Civil War, and I've written several short stories and poems that I'd like to fine-tune and get published.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Durham, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Experimental, Fiction, Historical, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

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