I'm a long time newspaper columnist, freelance feature writer, essayist, and blogger. My political blog, Ramona's Voices, ran for 12 years, from the day of Barack Obama's first inauguration to the inauguration day of Joe Biden. I've been published in places like Crooks and Liars, Huffington Post, Eclectablog, Liberaland, Dagblog, and featured in other like-minded websites.
I make my home mainly on Medium now, writing about everything from political activism to creative nonfiction to humor. I run my own Medium publication, Indelible Ink, as well as appearing on many of their best publications. I'm on Twitter almost daily, using my 240-character limit to the limit.
I have three newsletters--one for my publication, one on Substack, and one on Twitter/Revue. But I'm guessing you've never heard of me. That's because I'm the worst PR person in the world for my own writing. Some of us go into writing because speaking is hard for us. We're not good at adlibbing. We love the idea of rewriting because it give us the chance to go back and say what we should have said that first time. I'd like to talk about that. And much, much more.
I think the best part of our writing life comes from our engagement with our communities. We write best when we write alone, in the quiet, but there are times when we need to know there is a group out there who will understand. Writing is hard. Our need to communicate with other writers grows as our job grows. I look forward to meeting up here at P&W.
I'm a creative nonfiction writer based in the Bay Area. My work has been published in Tap Literary Magazine, Two Hawks Quarterly, Make/shift, and the Interdisciplinary Writer's Lab 2019 Anthology. My work contends with illness and healing, embodiment, psychology, anticapitalism, and structures of feeling. The writers I most admire include Lily Hoang, Melissa Febos, Katherine Standefer, Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, Bhanu Kapil, and Lidia Yuknavitch. I would love to form a small writing group of like-minded writers to meet twice a month on my deck (or somewhere else comfortable and COVID-safe outdoors) to write and occasionally share our work. Please contact me if you're interested!
Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.
We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 80,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.
Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.
Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.
I am an author of a book called My First Red Sox Game which is a children's illustrated one day memoir written with baseball hip hop haiku which I am the creator of. I'm also producing a video and would like to do 30 more MLB books and videos like this. I am also working on an educational patented process.
In addition I am writing about A First Amendment Political Malicious Prosecution where I was falsely accused falsely imprisoned raped by a prison guard & sexually abused in prison tortured and this is because I am transgender after I was marked by a district attorney and another government official for retaliation for complaining about a judge who would not let me see my transgender son because I am transgender. I did not commit any crimes so the DA has the police file false police reports and the DA never had any evidence of a crime, and judges didn’t care and refused to obey the law too and therefore I was mobbed and lynched by Law Enforcement after I asked to see my son and complained about a judge who would not let me see my transgender son.
Looking for Agents and Publishers to help fund & write the story of political corruption in law enforcement and the fact that there is no separation of powers as is the core elements of the U S Constitution. I am currently preparing a professional book proposal.
I generally write first person memoir and autobiographical fiction. I always try to find the humor in bad situations and bad decisions using a bold, vivid voice. Some of my favorite authors are Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris and Aaron Cometbus.
I am a professional technical marketing writer working in the IT industry, and have been writing autobiographic works since I was eight years old. Currently working on a memoir, blogging, and shorter creative nonfiction pieces.
Farmer-ish publishes personal essays, informational essays, poetry, book reviews, and profiles on topics related to Nature, making, the environment, farming, homesteading, animals, health, and family.
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