Barry Jay Kaplan

 

 

My short stories have appeared in Descant, Bryant Literary Review, Central Park, Appearances, Talking River, Kerouac Review, Northern New England Review, Upstreet, Brink, Amarillo Bay, Perigee, Apple Valley Review, Drum, Brink, New Haven Review, Club Plum, Blue Mountain Review, Fleas on a Dog and others and have three times been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. One of my stories was selected as one of five Best Stories on the Net Anthology and nominated for the Million Writers Award. I am the author of three historical novels Black Orchid (with Nicholas Meyer), and Biscayne (Simon and Shuster) both selections of the Literary Guild and That Wilder Woman (Bantam Books). With co-author Rosemarie Tichler, I have written and edited the interview books Actors at Work and The Playwright at Work.  I have an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop where I was research assistant to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. I am currently working on a novel about the Jews who fled Germany in 1938 and found safety in Shanghai.

As a playwright I have won the Whitfield Cooke Best Play Award from New Dramatists and a grant from New York State Council on the Arts for my history play, Blood and Water. Landscape of Desire is published by Smith and Krause and was the American representative to the 25th Australian National Playwriting Conference. My musical biography of Rock Hudson, Rock and Roy (music by Stephen Weinstock), was developed at New Dramatists with grants from the Frederick Loewe Foundation and the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation and had workshop productions at New Dramatists in New York and at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, both directed by Simon Callow. The musical Step Aside had workshops at the York Theatre in New York, and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Like Love (music by Lewis Flinn) won a DramaLeague New Directors/New Works Project Prize and premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival

I am looking for a group interested in published writers interested in frank and honest discussion of writing work.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
New Haven, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, 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.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique.

meets
Bi-monthly.

PeculiarWriter

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Beltsville, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, Black
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.

Leah Claire Kaminski

I've been a poet forever, with a chapbook published by Dancing Girl Press and 2 full length manuscripts making the rounds. I have been branching out lately into visual poetry (haven't shown anyone yet!) and into fiction -- thus far I've stuck with short speculative/horror fiction. I'd love to write personal and/or lyric essays but I just never seem to finish them for some reason! 

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in a writing group! I'd like to see what this platform has to offer and then I'll edit :)

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Korra

I write in a lot of different genres--short stories, poetry, novels, essays, memoir; horror, fantasy, speculative fiction, literary fiction. Much of what I've been writing lately has been a mix of essays on social justice issues, personal/narrative essays, and writing craft; some short horror/folklore-inspired stories; a handful of poems; and a memoir. I'm currently exploring the themes of intergenerational trauma, biracialism, the American Dream, subverting the "madwoman in the attic" trope, justice in the horror genre, and the picaresque/maqamat as a form. Carmen Maria Machado and Roxane Gay are the authors whose work probably best resembles my current work.

I'm looking for ideally a local (NYC-based) writing group that I can grow alongside, who can help me see what I perhaps can't in my writing because I'm too close to it and who can suggest particular form and craft development--so for this reason, I'm looking for a group of intermediate or advanced writers, not beginners. For right now, despite vaccines, I'd like to stay remote/digital, but once the pandemic has dissipated, I'd like to meet in person. I don't write for children, so I'm looking for a group of writers outside of the children's/YA world.

I have a B.A. in creative writing and business administration from Iowa's Coe College, alma mater of Paul Engle. I've taught and tutored in English Language Arts and English for Students of Other Languages, and I freelance edit (though this is currently on hiatus) and work full-time in trade publishing in a non-editorial capacity.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Arab American, BIPOC, Celtic American, Mixed Race, Scotch-Irish American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion.

Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; and A New Leaf for Lyle. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young at heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.
 

Happily introverted. "Not looking for a writing group" the same way Liesl (The Sound of Music) didn't "need a governess."

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Houston, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Self-published a book
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
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

Maggi

I have published a few short stories in on line publications and a couple of print editions as well as winning first place in both the Greer/Hepburn and Malcom Sedam writing contests. I have a selfpublished fantasy novel. Every year I spend one month writing flash fiction pieces. Normally I set my own word limit for the stories. I like the disciplin of holding to that word count. I write one a day for that month. I start early in the morning and complete it by noon when I turn to other work.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Franklin, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
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.

meets
Monthly.

Rose the Storylady

I am an Indie Publisher of 3 middle-grade fantasy novels (The Maryalise Trilogy) and a picture book (Who Was There: A Nativity Story for Children). I also write short stories and essays.  I blog at rose-the-storylady.com.  I am a storyteller and write some of the stories I tell.  I am looking to be challenged in a writing group.  I am willing to try new ideas for writing.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Livermore, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Historical, Nonfiction, Short Fiction
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
Workshop, Writing exercises.

Plentitudes Journal

Basic Information
1 Columbus Place
NEW YORK
New York
United States
10019
Contact Information
Wally
Suphap
Managing 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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Jeanne Althouse, Devan Brettkelly, Ann Calandro, Azriel Cervantes, Christie B. Cochrell, Francis Flavin, Amanda Ganus, Feng Gooi, Thomas Penn Johnson, Alex Law, Frederick Pollack, Yash Seyedbagheri, Rachel Stempel, Reginald Thomas, Janessa Vargas, Alexander Lazarus Wolff, Amber Wong
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8-10

The Plentitudes is a quarterly international literary journal housing captivating short stories, personal essays, and poetry from diverse voices. We believe in the power of writing - in its plentitudes of forms - to touch the soul, shift the gaze, and offer new perspectives.

We publish quarterly, approximately in January, April, July, and October. Submissions open three months prior to each issue's publication. 

Susan P

Hello- My creative background centers around performance and writing for the stage.  I am currently exploring transitioning and adapting some works to book form...and learning from fellow writers during the process!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Short Fiction
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 for
Workshop.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Catherine Moscatt

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Pearl river, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose 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 In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

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