W. Laurie Ewer, ALM, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Nice to meet you!

I began my professional writing career in 2001 as a creative voice for Beach Beat Magazine, headquartered in Salisbury, MA. Before that I wrote extensively as a child beginning and through my teens into young adulthood. 

Past literary conferences include the New Hampshire Writer's Project, the New England Young Writers' Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, and had the good fortune to study under NYT-bestselling author Meredith Hall, NEA-recipient Mekeel McBride, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic. 

This past June I graduated from Harvard University with an ALM Master's Degree in Creative Writing & Literature where my original memoir/novella "Whiplash" served as the central literary work for my thesis: "Mind of Mirrors: Inner Speech as Literary Voice and its Power in Narrative Identity."

My current focus in on voice with regard to narrative-making and personal storytelling, essay, and creative nonficton. As a queer, disabled, and neurodivergent creative, I am curious about all genres and modes of self-expression including visual art, performance, music, and of course, writing.

I've been in hundreds of workshops over the years and am looking for a weekly circle of writers to swap work, offer crit, and maintain both accountability and passion. Currently I'm working on various projects and pieces including poetry, micro-fiction, narrative medicine, essay, and a nonfiction course to help teach artists how to enter the cryptocurrency space.

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Portsmouth, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Unbound Edition Press

Basic Information
1270 Caroline Street
Suite D 120-448
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
30312
Contact Information
Cory
Firestine
Editorial Assistant
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Hardcover
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Unbound Edition Press champions honest, original voices. Committed to the power of the literary arts to explore and illuminate the contemporary human condition, it publishes collections of poetry, short fiction, and essays. It aims to identify, develop, and defend writers who create thoughtfully challenging work which may not find a home with mainstream publishers.

The press is small and focused. We can publish only a few titles each year, so they must be remarkable. Each title is a personal choice, commitment and investment for us, and our mission guides the decisions we make. We are here to respect and elevate emerging, overlooked and LGBTQ+ authors, and to make meaningful contributions to the literary arts by publishing their work. 

When submitting, please fully read and understand our guidelines. Any submission not adhering to these requirements will be rejected without viewing. Submittable is the only way we receive submissions. We cannot accept any submission by email or post. 

Representative Authors: 

Alexander Cheves, Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, Carlo Matos, Alex Wells Shapiro, Aimee Parkison

Forthcoming titles from George Witte, Janet Hardy, Nicole Robinson, Oliver Radclyffe, Danielle Chapman, Jesse Nathan, Colin Hamilton, Raymond Luczak, Rebecca Orchant, Leah Souffrant, Josh Patner, Chris Campanioni, and Peter Campion serving as Executive Editor

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution (SPD), Ingram
Publishing type: 

Kate

While I've been an artist all my life, I've only recently taken up writing to express and explore ideas. I enjoy reading poetry a lot and find poetry to be one of the reliable ways for me to feel connected to and understand the world. I'm still learning the ropes of writing and and just looking to explore a new way to create, and to connect with others about their own poetic interests. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Frederick, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Prose Poetry
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.

JuPong Lin

I write poetry inspired by Land and to create kinship with other-than-human beings and our beloved Earth. I write poetry as a way of reconnecting with and reclaiming my Taiwanese ancestry and identity. I write in solidarity with BIPOC movements for decolonization and climate justice.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Amherst, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop.

Kahlil Crawford

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, American, BIPOC, Black French, Celtic American, Mixed-Race, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Amy Wright

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Clarksville / Nashville, TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
My groups: Benjamin Bards

NonBinary Review

Basic Information
PO Box 1440
Santa Cruz
California
United States
95061
Contact Information
Lise
Quintana
Editor-in-Chief and Founder
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
Zoetic Press, Amazon
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jane Yolen, Carina Bissett, Brian Barr, Julia Older
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$15 for electronic
Issue Price: 
$5 electronic, $15 hardcopy
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Each issue is themed, and NonBinary Review explores the edges of those themes. We're looking for works that approach our themes in unexpected but completely fitting ways. 

All submissions must have a strong connection to the theme. We only accept submissions through Submittable. We do not read anything received via paper mail, email, or social media. 

Elena Vochin

My name is Elena Kokis-Vochin and I am currently taking Creative Writing classes at the University of Toronto. 

I immigrated to Canada in 1993 from Romania. I wrote poetry ( won three times the "Mihai Eminescu" poetry award in Romania), but once in Canada, I felt I did not have a full grasp of the English language, so I stopped thinking that writing would be part of my destiny altogether. However, seven years ago, I got on a plane, I got bored and I have started to write short stories and did not stop since. I got a lot of good feedback from family and friends, which can be encouraging, but not reliable. This is when I have pursued my dream and applied for Creative Writing at the University of Toronto.

I am currently working on a novel in Romanian, writing it in parallel with my lifetime friend, a Romanian journalist. I am also writing short stories in English with magic-realism, absurd, and dadaism elements - that I hope I would publish one day. I am also working on a short stories book about immigrants and their lives, as I am one of them, some stories are humouristic, some nostalgic. And I do have other ideas in mind. 

I am looking for a critique group, a place where I could share my writing with others and hear their opinions, and, of course, in turn, I would review their work.

I know it may be cliche, but sometimes this could give you a good idea of what my writing style is, so here are my favorite authors, in no particular order: Haruki Murakami, Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Panait Istrati, Eugene Ionesco, Nikolai Gogol, Ion Luca Caragiale, Urmuz, and Salman Rushdie. I could probably make my list a lot longer, but I have to stop somewhere.

The last couple of books that I read and enjoyed are "Leaving Tabasco" by Carmen Boullosa and "Strange Weather in Tokyo" by Hiromi Kawakami. They are both very different books that have equally enticed me, the first through its haunting and imaginative narrative and the second through the excellent portrayal of the characters through dialogue and introspection. 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Vaughan, ON
Canada
Ontario
Genres: 
Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Canadian, Greek, Romanian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Romanian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Discussion, Reading.

Marianne Maili

I have one published novel - Lucy, go see. - and have just finished a creative non-fiction book manuscript. I create in all the genres above. Have been writing for decades and have a lot of workshop experience including leading them. I am looking for interesting, inspiring, and humorous conversation.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Translation, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published a book, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
European American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Artie

Hello, dear reader of my bio, I'm glad you stumbled upon my profile. I'm mainly looking for a group to bounce ideas off of and connect with about writing. All genres and formats are welcome, though, I'll admit, I'm rather partial to literary fiction and short fiction. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Dallas
United States
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
European American, Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

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