Loren

I self-published a book of poetry titled Truth Is a Woman in 2017 and have enjoyed performing at open mics and poetry slams. Last year I hosted an online event on Zoom with 4 other female identifying readers titled, Un-silenced. I would love to host more events or get involved with writing groups through p&w. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Feminist, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises.

meets
Weekly.

Gail Hovey

I'm looking for a small group, fewer than ten, to work with as I begin new writing after a number of years of working on a memoir. I've managed and written for journals focused on politics /social justice/ ethics, co-edited a history of the grass-roots movement in the US that was in solidarity with the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid movements in Africa, and most recently published a memoir about the life-long impact of childhood sexual abuse and how it influenced the work I've done as a writer/activist.

I have just begun working on what I expect to be essays related to extinction/climate crisis and queer theory and theology. I also find that I am writing poetry, prompted by the birth of a grandchild in Belgium, poems that I hope to publish as at least a chap book.

I need a group that is able to critique various forms of work. I need people who are serious, committed writers producing excellent work on a regular basis. I say this because of previous experience in groups. I have benefited enormously from the critiques I've received in writers groups. I have also had difficult experiences in groups and know how valuable a good group is. I organized an in- person group where I live. We had difficulty finding enough writers and disbanded after a year. This experience is what brings me to try a P&W group.

Finally, for the tenor of the group I seek, I take a line from Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's EAGLE POEM: "that we just take the utmost care / and kindness in all things."

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Haverstraw, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published a book, 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.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions.

meets
Monthly.

Alexa Stark

Trident Media Group
355 Lexington Avenue
Floor 12
New York, NY 10017

Sarah Fuentes

Fletcher & Company
78 Fifth Avenue
Third Floor
New York, NY 10011

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!

Leah Claire Kaminski

I've been a poet forever, with a chapbook published by Dancing Girl Press and 2 full length manuscripts making the rounds. I have been branching out lately into visual poetry (haven't shown anyone yet!) and into fiction -- thus far I've stuck with short speculative/horror fiction. I'd love to write personal and/or lyric essays but I just never seem to finish them for some reason! 

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in a writing group! I'd like to see what this platform has to offer and then I'll edit :)

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

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. 

Digging Through the Fat

Basic Information
130 W. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 307
Maywood
New Jersey
United States
07607
Contact Information
Gessy
Alvarez
Founder & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2013
Distributors: 
Digging Press, LLC
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Mandy Suzanne-Wong, Abigail Carl-Klassen, Dimitri Reyes, Marie Baléo
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 20

We encourage risks that redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, harsh, and ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don't try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

We welcome submissions from ALL. We especially want to encourage more submissions from women and non-binary writers, writers of color, and the LGBTQIA community. Help Digging Through The Fat's community grow in diversity and beauty!

MVBLH

I'm a professional editor with experience in several fields (trade publishing; international affairs; IT). My first novel is out on sub through my agent (as of April 2021) so I'm focused now on research for and drafts of a second novel.

Conference/workshop experience: NY State Writers Institute; Grub Street; FAWC; and Words & Music (in NOLA). Two grad degrees in international studies (but no MFA).

My fiction is based largely on my 1st career, as a Soviet specialist for the US government, but TBH I'm not a fan of most contemporary thrillers. (Exceptions: Joseph Kanon's Defectors and Robert Harris's The Ghost. Other favorites: Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind and Rosalie Knecht's Who Is Vera Kelley? )

I'm open to critique groups--happy to read other people's work--but have nothing yet to share myself, so would want any group to include goal-setting and accountability check-ins. 

Flexible on how often to meet but bi-monthly or monthly would work best for me. 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Martha's Vineyard, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Political, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, 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.

meets
Other.

Eleanora H. DeWiltshire

Hello, 

I am an engineer who is finally getting into writing. I am almost done with the first draft of my first novel, a steampunk mystery set in an alternative Victorian era in what (was) Virginia. I have many other ideas for sequels, other books, and a collection of short stories. 

I think that next (while I let my novel sit before editing) I will write one of the short stories and try to submit it to a contest. 

I love the research portion, and history especially. Right now while writing I'm also trying to soak up as much as I can learn about the craft, while networking and setting up my brand as an author. 

It would be lovely to work with a group on this site. 

Sincerely, 

Eleanora

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Derry, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Historical, Lyric Essay, Regional, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
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.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement.

meets
Monthly.

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