Heather Brown Barrett is a poet and member of Hampton Roads Writers. She lives in Virginia, mothering her young son and contemplating the meaning of life, the universe, and everything with her writer husband, Bradley Barrett. Her poetry has been published by The Ekphrastic Review, Yellow Arrow Journal, OyeDrum Magazine, and numerous others. She has work forthcoming in Black Bough Poetry. Find her on Instagram @heatherbrownbarrett
Hey! I'm TJ and I love writing novels and short stories. I'm still finding out what genre I like writing in best but I find that I tend to write literary pieces with elements of mystery and romance.
Currently I'm looking for a writing group to join. Writing alone can be...well lonely! Looking for a writing community that is encouraging, accountability partners, and critiques.
Hidden Peak Review is a magazine 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 magazine 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
I am a multidisciplinary artist and writer working in stop-motion animation and theatre. I hold an MFA in Theatre Design and Production from the California Institute of the Arts (2016). In 2019, I was honored to become a MacDowell Fellow and UNIMA-USA Scholar.
I started writing more seriously a couple of years ago, beginning with short stories and one-act plays. I am looking for a group to get feedback on my writing and to help me complete my first collection of short stories. I am also in the early stages of outlining a novel and in applying for writing residencies and fellowships for 2023-2024 on which I would also love feedback. I love reading and critiquing others' work and being a part of a class or ongoing workshop where we encourage and spur one another on. I find writing in a vaccuum to be incredibly difficult, personally, and need that sense of community and accountability to be truly productive.
I am an unpublished writer looking for her first publication. But first, I'd like to produce something worth publishing, something other eyes have seen and not just my own. I have been writing for a good chunk of my life. I am 60 years old and have finally established a somewhat productive writing practice. I write poetry, prose poetry, short personal essays, and fiction (often speculative.) I am also an amateur photographer and mixed-media artist and enjoy working across genres. I enjoy experimental work. I am looking for a disciplined group of writers who will meet regularly to contribute, read, comment and support each other.
I have been an active participant in ModPo (Modern & Contemporary American Poetry - a MOOC out of the University of Pennsylvania) for several years.
I would like to meet in person, but online is also fine.
I have studied under various writers-Margret Patton Chapman, Anne de Marcken, Peter Mountford, Nathan Liederbach, Jennifer Berney, Anca Szilagyi, Meg Wolitzer, Nisi Shawl, and Maria Semple. I graduated with a Bachelors in Creative Writing and English, and a Masters in Teaching. I have been published in the Percival Review, and a short anthology out of Evergreen State College, but not much beyond that. I've been workin on a novel for several years, a collection of essays, short stories, and a short collection of poems. I would love to be a part of a workshop style group, but am also open to one that is more casual. I am looking to connect with other writers and keep motivated!
Chin Music Press is a curiously bibliophilic indie publisher located deep in the recesses of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. For 15 years, the focus has been on creating beautiful, engaging, and affordable books on a wide range of quirky and eclectic topics.
Manuscript submissions can be submitted using our online form at https://www.chinmusicpress.com/submissions. We are accepting all genres at this time. There are no requirements other than the document must be formatted as a PDF or Word doc. Only one submission per reading period allowed.
We fully believe that representation matters, and we are working on fostering and supporting this as much as possible.
We especially encourage manuscript submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communitiy members.
If interested in submitting to our imprints Mercuria Press and Reverberations Books, please visit their respective websites:
Kaleidoscoped Mag is a literary arts magazine formed by MFA students at UC San Diego. It is especially interested in literary and visual art that makes use of cross-genre, hybrid, experimental, unusual, or fragmented forms.
We hope to carve out space for works that don’t easily fit within mainstream publishing, including works by those who have never published before, who don’t have a degree in the arts, or whose work shatters traditional notions of genre, time, and story. We welcome works which contend with historical and ongoing racial and colonial violence in any of its forms.
I've been keeping journals since I was 11 years old...now 42. My writing has been a savior and a guide and I'm rebirthing post divorce and want to reignite my creative side. I revel in my own writing and the wisdom and guidance I meditatively wrote. Looking to connect with like minded travelers - no destination in mind, just braving a new space and fellow poets and creatives ❤️