David French

Hello, my name is David and I live in Tucson. I have been writing (starting with comics) since I was 12 or so--I am 60 now - I am retired, but still working as a pilot, and flight instructor. I have taken some classes in Tucson at Pima Community College here and have taken a few online classes through the Gotham Writer's Workshop - I really enjoyed my classes at the Community College as I had some great instructors and some good interactions with others reading each other's work and critiquing it. I do better with someone driving me to do better, instead of writing in silence with little or no feedback. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a writers group here in Tucson other than "Shut Up and Write" groups, who don't read but just write for an hour. 

I was fortunate enough to have one of my short stories published--a piece about two Russians over in Afghanistan before the Russians were forced out. It was called Running to Termez. Since then, I have written some novel-length stories, and most recently, I am working on a story about a former illegal migrant woman (the protagonist and hero) who must make a decision between love and what is right. 

My former life work includes 21 years as an FBI Agent, Marine Pilot, Air Ambulance Pilot and now Flight Instructor. I have lived in Tucson since 2006 am married and have three almost grown children. 

I am looking for a critique of my writing and hoping to learn from others as well in our journey. 

Thanks!

 

David French

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Tucson, AZ
United States
Arizona
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, 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 8.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Mlanza

I'm making it up and writing it down.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Cross-genre

Clari2022

Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration.

bellacranberry296

Hello! 

I'm a senior in highschool, and I really love journaling every time I feel a strong emotion, and it takes form in poetry. I began sharing my writing with my english teacher, and she recommended that I share some of my work with a writing group! 

This is becoming a hobby of mine, and I would love and appreciate any feedback from my work!! I would love to know any initial thoughts, overall feel for the piece, things you like or notice, and things I could do better! 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Port Washington, WI
United States
Wisconsin
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Healing/Health, Love, Poetry, Prose Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ, Mexican American, Mixed Race, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Encouragement, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Mvela030

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Miramar, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction, Formal Poetry, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets
Weekly.

Dillydoun Review

Basic Information
402 East Edgewood Drive
Suite D
Friendswood
Texas
United States
77546
Contact Information
Amy
Burns
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Issues per Year: 
12

The Dillydoun Review is an online literary magazine that publishes monthly issues of prose and poetry. All varieties are welcome for consideration including but not limited to: short story, flash fiction, poetry, prose poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, and flash nonfiction. We also host the annual Dillydoun Flash Fiction Prize and the Dillydoun Short Story Prize. 

The Dillydoun Review is open to all writers. Although we do offer paid options to fast-track a submission or to receive detailed feedback, we will always offer a free submission option and are particularly interested in reading work from traditionally marginalized voices.

Heather Brown Barrett

My poetry has been published by AvantAppal(achia), Defenestration, The Ekphrastic Review, Superpresent Magazine, Backwards Trajectory, and by SEZ Publishing. I have work forthcoming in OyeDrum Magazine and Yellow Arrow Journal.

Instagram: @heatherbrownbarrett

Location: 
VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, Humor, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
My groups: Poetry Forge

A. Geralyn Forcier

About three decades published writing in the non-fiction world of freelance (e.g. health, travel, interviews, general interest) and of community journalism (yes, the excitement of stop sign-and-sewer permit-reportage from selectmen's meetings, but also the telling of stories of ordinary people doing interesting things). A few published poems here and there, the most recent in The Journal of Undiscovered Poets. About a half-decade as adjunct leading courses and workshops, my favorite being Writing to Heal and Rock & Write.  

Now interested in writing cultural/personal stories of Acadian/Quebecois/Francos, mainly in the Northeast, but, as with most things, that's likely to morph/evolve/expand. Interested because I want to read these stories but they seem only sporadically available. This has been a long haunt of mine. If you're still with me, here's a life snippet that continues to grate:

Some years ago, during a trip to visit a writing pal in NYC, she, my older younger-brother, and my brother's BF took me to a Soho bookstore that purported to have A Million Books available. Surely I would find some gems in that abundance. One of the clerks brought me to the section marked  Canada/Canadian History. Side-by-each in a two-by-three foot section on the lowest shelf, along with my crushed enthusiasm, were several rows of mostly travel books and superficial histories. Not even a French sounding something among them. 

As we drove back to Massachusetts, I mentioned this to my brother. Did this mean an untapped market? An opportunity to tell stories that weren't mainstreamed in the US? To which he responded, "Maybe  no one's interested in that." I considered for a moment, then thought and likely said something along the lines of: wait one damn minute. I'm someone, and I'm interested. I know I'm not unique. Surely others would be interested, too. 

During the ensuing years, I've read anything I could find that dovetailed with the largely unarticulated interest that niggles at my soul and sometimes -- metaphorically -- hits me with a two-by-four. Time to tell a story, if even I am the only reader "who is interested in that."

Looking for a group of older/old soul writers to share ideas/commentary/observations/insights about works-in-progress, especially if a wonder is how our personal and cultural histories managed to shape the people we think we are today. Meeting monthly online (I have mobility "issues") would be ideal, but, that too, could morph/evolve/expand. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Orange, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Historical
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Franco American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 9.
meets for
Critique, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Hidden Peak Review

Basic Information
Parker
Colorado
United States
80134
Contact Information
Kyle
Newman
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2022
Distributors: 
Kyle Newman (poetry editor) and Justin Rampy (fiction editor)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
~4 (plus weekly author spotlight)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~5-10

Hidden Peak Press is an independent publisher of poetry and fiction based in Colorado that showcases gut-punch free verse and eye-opening prose from across the U.S. and abroad. A literary press at the confluence of Charles Simic and Ray Bradbury, with pieces “that leave you feeling like you need to re-read them again, right on the spot. A no-frills, cut-to-the-core publisher, Hidden Peak Press is the place for relevant, grounded, engaging and sublime literature.”

  • Send five poems or one short fiction story (~10,000 words max) as a Word attachment to hiddenpeakpress@gmail.com
  • In your submission line, put POETRY SUBMISSION: LAST NAME or FICTION SUBMISSION: LAST NAME. All submissions which do not follow this format will be discarded unread.
  • Send us your best and most engaging work. Bear in mind the only steadfast rule here at Hidden Peak Press: Do not bore us.
  • Include a brief bio (250 words max) with your submission.
  • Do not submit more than once in a six month period unless explicitly requested by the Editors; do not submit rhyming/form poetry, fan fiction, romance or anything that might otherwise be mistaken for Hallmark.

Wordsmith22

I've written casually (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) but need acountability partners. I've procrastinated long enough and would love to get together in a small group weekly to write and critique each other's work in NYC. Lived, learned, and worked in three continents and hoping to bring that experience to the table. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Cross-genre
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
Bengali;Bangla, English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Inspiration.

meets
Weekly.

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