Don J Rath

I am an M.F.A. candidate in the low-residency Creative Writing program at Queens University of Charlotte.  A recently retired finance executive, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and write primarily short fiction and creative nonfiction.  My work has been previously published in Musepaper (New Millennium Writings), Hypnopomp, and in the upcoming 42-Word Stories Anthology.  I have completed a linked short story collection and have started a novel.

I am looking for a writing group, either in person or virtual, to share short portions of work in progress and provide informal feedback.

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Burlingame, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Fiction, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Audrey T. Williams

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Oakland, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, South Asian, Southeast Asian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Accountability partners.

S.K.H. Seitz

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

K.T. Rose

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Muskegon, MI
United States
Michigan
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
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.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

Variety Pack

Basic Information
208 North Street
Buffalo
New York
United States
14201
Contact Information
J.B.
Stone
Founding Editor & Reviews Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 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: 
2019
Representative Authors: 
Tara Campbell, Justin Karcher, Mike Chin, Alan Chazaro, Matthew Bookin, Jazz De Nero, Deon Robinson, Travis Tate, Trina Young, Anna Coopserstone, Mileva Anastasiadou, Khalisa Rae
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
18-22

We at Variety Pack try to live up to our namesake! A bedrock of diverse voices, expressing a variety of arts & letters. We are open to both genre and literary. We have an aesthetic, but it's a broad atlas rather than a narrow stream!

Please read our guidelines carefully! Read previous issues, but also feel free to send us something that we haven't published yet. Note* Reading periods will be subject to change. As of next month, we will be reading for our fifth issue!

Charles Calvert

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Bellevue, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 8.

kensena

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

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.

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