Eleanora H. DeWiltshire

Hello, 

I am an engineer who is finally getting into writing. I am almost done with the first draft of my first novel, a steampunk mystery set in an alternative Victorian era in what (was) Virginia. I have many other ideas for sequels, other books, and a collection of short stories. 

I think that next (while I let my novel sit before editing) I will write one of the short stories and try to submit it to a contest. 

I love the research portion, and history especially. Right now while writing I'm also trying to soak up as much as I can learn about the craft, while networking and setting up my brand as an author. 

It would be lovely to work with a group on this site. 

Sincerely, 

Eleanora

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Derry, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Historical, Lyric Essay, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative 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
Critique, Encouragement.

meets
Monthly.

My groups: Feedback

Melanie Ormand

A lifelong writer of various forms, I'm completing my debut novel - upmarket women's fiction - and seeking other authors who craft stories that offer readers education, entertainment, and meaning. No beach reads here! I want meat on my story bones, including those I read and those I write! Simpatico?

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Houston, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Commercial 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.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Other.

Ruth F. Simon

My writing can best be categorized as fitting into the genre/commercial fiction category. Most of my SFF, speculative, mystery, and romance stories feature LGBTQ+ characters. I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in English, and I have been writing for over twenty years. I published two short stories in Sapphic/lesbian-fiction anthologies. I have taken writing courses at the University of Washington and through The Writers Studio and Gotham Writers Workshop. I also taught writing as an adjunct at Fordham University.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New Milford, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
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 In Person.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

DL Jones

I'm a recent college graduate working in the PR industry in Austin, Texas. I've been writing for a little over ten years, but I have little experience in submitting my stories to literary journals and contests. Recently I've been contemplating applying to grad school and getting my MFA in Creative Writing, but I want to fine tune my manuscript and ensure that I have something solid to submit when/if I apply. I'd like feedback on my writing just so I know what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong. Since most MFA programs are highly selective, I really want to make sure that I submit my best work. 

I graduated from college with a degree in Public Relations. At the time, I picked PR because I had read it was writing heavy. In the back of my mind, I envisioned myself working in PR while also working on my novels once I finish school, and once I started my writing career, I could leave my PR job. Now I'm working a PR job, and I see that I don't have time to write. I feel lucky if I can get an hour of writing in, and I spend that hour trying not to fall asleep from exhaustion. This is a part of the reason why I want to go back to school, so I can dedicate myself full-time to writing to see if this is a career path I want to pursue.

I haven't been able to rid myself of the desire to become a writer, though sometimes I wish I could. Life would be much easier if I was passionate and excited about my current career trajectory. 

As for what I write, I tend to focus on fiction. The types of fiction I write varies, but lately I've been focusing on horror, mystery, etc. Some of my favorite authors (and the ones I look to for inspiration) are Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Shirley Jackson and Flannery O'Connor. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Austin, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Regional
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, German
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

Flippo

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Albuquerque , NM
United States
New Mexico
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Speculative Fiction
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Native Child Brown

I have had some poetry published, I consider myself an emerging artist. I enjoy writing poetry the most but I would like to get into short stories, editorials and political writing. I am currently studying for my MFA. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Westland , MI
United States
Michigan
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Formal Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, Native American
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises.

My groups: Benjamin Bards

AmandaRoyal

I've spent a career in journalism and corporate communications. I've written my first novel (environmental fiction) and will begin my second soon. Looking to connect with other writers.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, War
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, Writing exercises, Discussion, Reading.

From the Depths

Basic Information
Shenandoah Valley
Front Royal
Virginia
United States
22630
Contact Information
Susan Warren Utley and
Savannah Renée Spidalieri
Editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Nov 1 to Sep 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2011
Representative Authors: 
Pat Anthony, David Anthony Sam, Nancy L. Davis, Amanda Leal, Kindra McDonald, Summer Hammond, Bobby Sidna Hart, Christa Lubatkin, Rick Krizman, Dick Altman, Pat Phillips West, Alexandra Weiss, Beau Lee Gambold, Elizabeth P. Buttimer, Alejandra Serrano, Allen Guest, Judith Sornberger, Catherine Shukle, Virginia Watts, Christina Frei, Naomi Janowitz, Larry Brown, Alan Sincic, Chad W. Lutz, Claire Scott, Rachel Mallalieu, Clara Mae Barnhart, Dorothea Mosman, Amanda Wenisch, Kelsey Parker, Daniel Paton, Nicole Fitton, Jacek Wilkos, Jim Freeze, Janessa Mulepati, Janet White Roberson, Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Jacqueline Renee Ahl, Diane Englert, Laura Kuhlmann, Laura Besley, B.S.Roberts, Amy Barnes, Lisa Marie Lopez, Hannah Whiteoak, and more.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Issue Price: 
Print Issue: 15.99; Digital: Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-10

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. We are an independent publisher located in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia along the banks of the Shenandoah River. We publish works from new, emerging, and established writers. Our focus is on the presentation and promotion of each accepted work. We offer multiple paths to publication including writing competitions, expedited decision, and our no fee submission period. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us. We look forward to reading your work!

If you are new to Haunted Waters Press, we encourage you to visit our website to get to know us better. There you will find news and information about our small press as well as links to recent publications. Downloading free copies of our latest issues will help you get a better feel for the kinds of work we tend to publish and the level of attention paid to each and every published piece. From the Depths features custom artwork inspired by our contributors’ works to create a cohesive collection of prose, poetry and art. It truly is a labor of love. We hope you enjoy what has been described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals.”

Maggie Cooper

Aevitas Creative Management
19 West 21st Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10010

Lori Galvin

Aevitas Creative Management
19 West 21st Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10010

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