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!

Bill Waters

Hi! My name is Bill Waters, and I love to write! Over the years, I've carved out a small but vibrant space for myself mainly in the areas of Japanese-style micropoetry, photo and video poetry, ekphrastic poetry, found verse, and compressed prose. My work has appeared in print and online in numerous established, up-and-coming, and aspiring niche publications, as well as on signs as part of public poetry installations.

Are there any writers out there who like to write collaboratively? It's fun! There are two-person and three-person rengay (Japanese-style micropoetry that employs alternating stanzas); multiperson "exquisite corpse" poems, where writers are given only the last word of the preceding stanza as a prompt; two-person tapestry poems, in which two poems -- one written by each participant -- are shuffled together into one poem, and other possibilities. 

Why write collaboratively? It's interactive; it's friendly; it stirs up the creative juices; and it can lead to some remarkably good (and publishable!) results. I'm game... Are you?  :- )

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Pennington, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Formal Poetry, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, 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
Workshop.

meets
Monthly.

Nella

Hello fellow creators! I am currently writing my first adult fiction novel. I plan on a series but will be presenting my work(s) as stand-alones to start. I am looking forward to pitching my novel end of this year and beginning the next creation. I am also an artist, mostly charcoal and oils on canvas. I teach and translate as well. My dream is to be a full time author someday. I have a background in the sciences. Would love to join a group where there's a great drive to finish, edit, query, and hopefully publish. In the future, I will be looking for beta readers, sensitivity readers, and critique partners. Would love to learn from others' experiences and share all about my experiences as well as what I've learned from my research. Would be open to exchanging chapters for review.

Thank you!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Monroe , NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Speculative Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
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
Critique, Encouragement, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Korra

I write in a lot of different genres--short stories, poetry, novels, essays, memoir; horror, fantasy, speculative fiction, literary fiction. Much of what I've been writing lately has been a mix of essays on social justice issues, personal/narrative essays, and writing craft; some short horror/folklore-inspired stories; a handful of poems; and a memoir. I'm currently exploring the themes of intergenerational trauma, biracialism, the American Dream, subverting the "madwoman in the attic" trope, justice in the horror genre, and the picaresque/maqamat as a form. Carmen Maria Machado and Roxane Gay are the authors whose work probably best resembles my current work.

I'm looking for ideally a local (NYC-based) writing group that I can grow alongside, who can help me see what I perhaps can't in my writing because I'm too close to it and who can suggest particular form and craft development--so for this reason, I'm looking for a group of intermediate or advanced writers, not beginners. For right now, despite vaccines, I'd like to stay remote/digital, but once the pandemic has dissipated, I'd like to meet in person. I don't write for children, so I'm looking for a group of writers outside of the children's/YA world.

I have a B.A. in creative writing and business administration from Iowa's Coe College, alma mater of Paul Engle. I've taught and tutored in English Language Arts and English for Students of Other Languages, and I freelance edit (though this is currently on hiatus) and work full-time in trade publishing in a non-editorial capacity.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Arab American, BIPOC, Celtic American, Mixed Race, Scotch-Irish American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion.

Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; and A New Leaf for Lyle. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young at heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.
 

Happily introverted. "Not looking for a writing group" the same way Liesl (The Sound of Music) didn't "need a governess."

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Houston, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Self-published a book
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
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

Robert Croll

I'm a Spanish–English literary translator with a particular affinity for creative nonfiction from Latin America; I've worked on a wide range of texts including books by Ricardo Piglia and Hebe Uhart. I've also begun writing my own fiction and essays, as well as more experimental hybrid texts involving photography, and am hoping to find a community of writers with similar aspirations to trade ideas and encouragement.

P.S. I love editing and am happy to provide extensive feedback and line edits on other writers' work. 

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Northampton, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish

Futurepoem

Basic Information
Futurepoem
P.O. Box 7687 JAF Station
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10116
Contact Information
Aiden
Farrell
Open Call Coordinator
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Dec 15 to Jan 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Futurepoem books is a New York City-based publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative works of contemporary poetry and prose by both emerging and important underrepresented writers.

Our rotating editorial panel shares the responsibility for selecting, designing and promoting the books we produce. Futurepoem also occasionally invites writers or multi-genre artists to produce work for special projects that is then documented in print or via other media.

Plentitudes Journal

Basic Information
1 Columbus Place
NEW YORK
New York
United States
10019
Contact Information
Wally
Suphap
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Jeanne Althouse, Devan Brettkelly, Ann Calandro, Azriel Cervantes, Christie B. Cochrell, Francis Flavin, Amanda Ganus, Feng Gooi, Thomas Penn Johnson, Alex Law, Frederick Pollack, Yash Seyedbagheri, Rachel Stempel, Reginald Thomas, Janessa Vargas, Alexander Lazarus Wolff, Amber Wong
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8-10

The Plentitudes is a quarterly international literary journal housing captivating short stories, personal essays, and poetry from diverse voices. We believe in the power of writing - in its plentitudes of forms - to touch the soul, shift the gaze, and offer new perspectives.

We publish quarterly, approximately in January, April, July, and October. Submissions open three months prior to each issue's publication. 

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