Charles Springer

Hello everyone....I'm Charley Springer and in 2019, had my first collections of poems entitled JUICE published by Regal House Publishing. You can visit my website at https://www.charlesspringer.com and get a taste of what's inside JUICE. It is totally non-alcoholic but as you read some of its poems, you may have doubts! Cheers

These past few years I have written and published mostly prose poems. This form works for me ninety percent of the time. They reflect how the poem is born and I so much enjoy the process.

HOW I WRITE      

It's rare I read without being led to write, which some might say prevents me from simply enjoying another writer's words. The writers, most often poets, particularly prose poets whose work I cling to over and over will see me stop in the middle of a passage to grab a pencil and piece of paper to get my thoughts down as quickly as possible for they can be fleeting and I forget easily anymore. Friends say it's age! These thoughts are usually the beginning of something of my own, something big, reflective of a real experience or as I soon discover, something I've probably made up. Sometimes it's hard to tell! With this all happening, I've put down the book and may not pick it up again for days. This book and others I keep by my bed, I usually only read at night and some nights, they read me and themselves to sleep. When I get up in the morning and over a cup of something hot, I type what I have scribbled in the dark into Word, the Office program, not the sacred text and this Word file is what I'll read and edit and revise for days. Half the time I'd say it finishes into something good. What doesn't, get tossed.

 

HOW I FEEL ABOUT NOT WRITING

For years I belonged to a local writer's group, mostly poets, a few short story writers, a memoirist or two and all were academics except me. I learned so much from them by simply listening and I came to love them all. We were, for the most part, eager and very productive, bringing something we've written to nearly every Thursday night meeting to read aloud and have critiqued. I recall one spring I hadn't written anything for weeks and the group got a little concerned. I finally told them, hey, it's okay, it'll happen when it happens. And it did late that summer and I couldn't stop. Writing was all I did. My point is write when you want, write when you can and when you can't, go mow the lawn or wash the car. Particularly the lawns and cars of those in the writing group who are too busy writing.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Lock Haven, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Pine Hills Review

Basic Information
English Department
The College of St Rose
Albany
New York
United States
12203
Contact Information
Daniel
Nester
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Jaime Fountaine, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Michael Robins, Nicole Steinberg, Sarah Browning, Brian Clements, Brynne Rebele-Henry, Tracey Knapp
Issues per Year: 
30 features of one writer's work
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-7 per year

Pine Hills Review publishes artful, honest, and compelling work of new and established writers, from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to visual art, interviews, and experimental, cross-genre work. 

Send your best work, of course. More specifically, send work that are the outcasts in your own work, that other places won't publish. 

stanleybt

I grew up on a dairy farm in Spotsylvania, Virginia and commuted by train to the Pentagon to work on defense budgets. To keep my sanity, I wrote short stories. More than two dozen magazines published them. I eventually escaped the long commute and politics to move to New Bern, North Carolina. A place my wife and I had never been to before. Here, I belong to several writing groups and I volunteer at a few non-profits that include writing grants for them. Last year I self-published my first scifi YA novel and plan this year to publish a literary/satire novel about train commuters.

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in a writing group. Maybe some shared critiquing or just a conversation.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
New Bern, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
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.
has a maximum group size of 7.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Waqas Khwaja

I am looking for a small group of published writers with whom I can share ongoing work for discussion, critique, and publication ideas. I am originally from Pakistan, and it has not been always easy to find publishers for poetry that draws upon the Pakistan-American cross-cultural sensibility or experience, or to market translations from Pakistani literature. I have mostly had my books published by outfits outside the USA, and am interested in introducing my work here. Except in a limited way, I also lack a serious creative writing community that I could be a part of here. I would like to come in contact with people who are well-invested as writers, editors, and/or translators in the American literary scene and can help me see my work with different eyes. I hope to bring a similar perspectival difference to the group with my own background and understanding of literature and literary appreciation. Here's a brief profile of mine: Waqas Khwaja has published four collections of poetry, Hold Your Breath, No One Waits for the Train, Mariam’s Lament, and Six Geese from a Tomb at Medum, a literary travelogue, Writers and Landscapes, about his experiences as a fellow of the IWP, and three edited anthologies of Pakistani literature, Cactus, Mornings in the Wilderness and Short Stories from Pakistan, presenting a selection of work originally written in English as well as poetry and fiction from Urdu and Punjabi in English translations he undertook especially for these publications. He served as translation editor (and contributor) for Modern Poetry of Pakistan, a project jointly sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Pakistan Academy of Letters, which showcases the work of 44 poets from seven of Pakistan’s national and regional languages. He has guest-edited a special issue of scholarly articles on Pakistani Literature for the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies and another on Pakistani poetry for Atlanta Review. A regular contributor to The Frontier Post, The Pakistan Economic Review, The Pakistan Times, News International, The Nation, and The Friday Times between 1983 and 1992. Khwaja was a practicing lawyer and visiting professor of law in Pakistan before migrating to the U.S. in 1993 to pursue an academic career in literature. He has published articles and essays on writers from a variety of linguistic and literary traditions and on subjects as wide-ranging as literature and economics, history, culture, and politics. He is the Ellen Douglass Leyburn Professor of English at Agnes Scott College, where he teaches courses in Postcolonial World literature, British Romanticism, Narratives of Empire, Gothic literature, Victorian poetry and fiction, Literature and Leadership, and Creative Writing. He has a Ph.D. in English from Emory University, LL.B. from the Punjab University Law College, Lahore, and an honorary fellowship from the International Writing Program (IWP), University of Iowa. His poems and translations have appeared in US, Pakistani, Indian, European, East Asian and Far Eastern publications, literary journals, and anthologies. Khwaja regularly organizes poetry readings for social and political causes and arranges open public readings annually at Agnes Scott College as part of the international “100 Thousand Poets for Change” project.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Georgia
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation
How I choose to identify myself: 
South Asian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Lisa C. Taylor

I taught creative writing and still offer workshops online for now. I'm interested in collaborative merging of art forms or hybrid writing as well as the genres listed above. I have many years of teaching experience--from being a writer-in-residence in schools to teaching writing in an arts magnet high school to over 12 years of university teaching. I currently live in a tiny rural community so opportunities for connection are mostly online. I am in two online writing groups.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
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
Writing exercises, Accountability partners, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Brad Rose

I'm interested in refining my prose poetry and microfiction skills.  I've published 3 books of poetry and flash fiction, and 5 chapbooks of poetry.  In my view, as a writer, one is always a beginner. “All poetry is experimental poetry.” --Wallace Stevens.

Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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 6.
meets
Monthly.

embfitz

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, 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.
meets for
Accountability partners, Discussion.

Apple Valley Review

Basic Information
88 South 3rd Street
Suite 336
San Jose
California
United States
95113
Contact Information
Leah
Browning
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Year Founded: 
2005
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Do-hyeon Ahn, Laura Lee Beasley, Cameron Conaway, Vince Corvaia, Thomas Andrew Green, Matthew Grice, Barry Jay Kaplan, Keetje Kuipers, Inderjeet Mani, Robert Radin, Jessica Rafalko, Lisa Robertson, Robert Lavett Smith, Sharlene Teo, Donna Vorreyer</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1%

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. Our goal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. Please do not send us strict genre fiction or erotica, work containing explicit language or violence, or work that is scholarly or critical, inspirational, or intended for children. Please note that these are purely editorial preferences. Work that is not a good fit here may be perfect for another market.

CraftyGal13

I'm a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program in Fiction and have published in a number of literary journals; my creative practice includes work as an exhibiting artist as well. I'm predominantly interested in short fiction, but I also write some creative nonfiction. I currently teach writing at a university in southwestern Ontario. I am looking for a regular workshop that values diverse voices and takes the writing seriously.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Hamilton, ON
Canada
Ontario
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
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 9.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Brittney Peters

My creative writing career took a serious turn about three years ago when I took a much needed sabatical from teaching public education. I began writing everyday for the fun of it, and then slowly that evolved into a discipline. I began writing for an encouragement website; articles on healing, grief, community, etc. I founded both a Writer's Club for the local library where I work, as well as a Teen Writer's Club. I took part in a couple of creative writing workshops with other authors and have always learned so much from them! I have finished writing one novel and am in the throes of editing. I am also working on several different short stories in hopes of submitting them to contests or literary magazines for publication. Because I lead two different groups, I am looking for a writing group to be a part of collective of artists who workshop. I am a creative soul and use different mediums to express myself, however writing is my first love language. I also thrive in artistic community, and I yearn to learn from other writers. J.R.R. Tolkien is one of my favorite authors and the Inklings (a tight-knit group of writer's who met regularly to discuss ideas, plot routes, character developments, etc.-this group included C.S. Lewis by the way)  is a permanent goal for a writing community atmosphere. A group to bring work to the table and pick it apart for both content, structure and grammar. 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Salisbury, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
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 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

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