Nicholas P

I am an artist and writer currently based in Milwaukee (by way of Chicago) seeking a writing group for critique of literary fiction. I do write from a queer, bipoc perspective but that isn't mandatory in a group for me. I currently have some short stories on which I'd love to get some feedback.

I have an arts BA so I am used to critiques. I have since taken a few writing classes and tried joining some groups but all of the writers had a very commercial, high-fantasy interest and in one class, many of them were writing fan-fiction. While I tried my best to offer critiques, I'm still looking for a group where I could be of more beneifit to the members and vice versa as that simply isn't my area of interest right now. (Though I do love different kinds of speculative fiction broadly speaking: horror, body horror, magical realism)

Some of my favorite contemporary authors include Eley Williams, Otessa Moshfegh, Brontez Purnell, Paul Beatty. Would love to join a reading group  as well. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Milwaukee, WI
United States
Wisconsin
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, Feminist
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, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Reading.

Champagne Room

Basic Information
Contact Information
Heather
Bartel
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Jan 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Piper J. Daniels, Jesica Davis, Kelly R. Samuels, Angela Buck, G.D. Brown, Violet Mitchell, Lisa Molina, Kaia Preus, and more.
Issues per Year: 
One
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Three or more

The purpose of The Champagne Room, beyond creating a physical space for collecting and sharing writing that the editors believe in, is to generate, collaborate, and commune. The editors remain devoted to making this literary space physical with the annual publication of a print-only journal. They intend to use these pages and the space beyond to explore authenticity, becoming, and illumination, and they are seeking to expand the definition of a room: what it is made of and what it contains.

Dylan McGonigle

I graduated from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program in 2022 and recently moved to Oakland, CA.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Oakland, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
meets for
Submissions, Accountability partners, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

TRANSOM

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment

Since its conception, TRANSOM has included poems alongside poet interviews that dig deeper into an examination of poetry as it lives, in the world between poets and readers. TRANSOM is a poetry journal that continues in that tradition, inviting not only poetry but lived and living experience. 

A transom is the bar of wood that separates a door from the window above it. What comes over the transom is lobbed, has grace, arcs in. 

TRANSOM is expansive. We encourage a wide definition of poetry.

JS

I've been writing for over twenty years. Most of my career has been in script writing but I am now focusing on creative nonfiction and poetry. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York City, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement.

meets
Weekly.

Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose

Basic Information
Columbia College Chicago / ECW
Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60605
Contact Information
Cora
Jacobs
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 15 to Mar 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
ANC Distributors
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Elaine Equi, Olivia Cronk, Jaswinder Bolina, Adrian Matejka, Maureen Seaton, Cyn Vargas, Mary Margaret Alvarado, Jay Besemer, Erica Cavanaugh
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$25.00 / 3 print issues
Issue Price: 
$10.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose is a multi-genre print and online publication. Allium publishes three issues per year: Spring print, Summer online, and Fall online.  Allium publishes diverse creative voices, recognized and emerging writers, and a variety of forms and genres from the traditional to the experimental.

Please read our online issues to get an idea of the type of work we publish.

Literary Forest Poetry Magazine

Basic Information
Clark University
950 Main Street
Box 1021
Worcester
Massachusetts
United States
01610-1021
Contact Information
Abbie
Hart
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Jairo Dealba, Cassie Jayne Fielding, Reina Davis, John Grey, Robert Halleck
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-30

Literary Forest Poetry Magazine is dedicated to publishing the best in experimental poetry in the most equitable way possible. LFPM strives to expose great literary work and support all of the poets published within.

We prefer experimental poetry, but all is welcome.

There is no length requirement!

Please stay away from NSFW content.

Madame Oriley

Hi all,

My name is Brittani Ann and I play in a few different genres, mainly poetry and creative non-fiction. I have a minor in poetry and have been writing on my own since I was young but I am now looking to get a bit more serious with my work as well as engage and share with other writers. I am craving the community of those who are looking to critique, workshop, encourage, discuss and learn from one another.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Experimental, Formal Poetry, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
Italian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Milliel

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Disabled, Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.

Paul

I am just starting out.  I have done academic writing throughout my schooling but have been interested in essay and creative nonfiction recently.   I'm looking for a group that could critique my writing. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Bridgeport , CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Nonfiction
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
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement.

meets
Bi-weekly.

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