I'm a mid-career poet with two award-winning books and am currently serving as Poet Laureate of Arlington County. I'm also a college professor and work with a local small press so am an experienced reader of poetry manuscripts. I'm looking for a supportive group of poets interested in everything from general writing/professional support to feedback on specific work (including individual poems and/or complete manuscripts). I'm a white woman but I write a lot about immigration (my husband is a political refugee), racism (critiquing white supremacy), and environmental destruction. The past year has made me aware that geography is no longer a limit in terms of a writing network and I'd love to connect with people beyond my local area.
SAND is an international journal publishing risk-taking work from the diverse range of creatives making visual art, poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and translations. We specifically look for work that subverts, work that pushes the boundaries of form, message, and voice in ways that we will feel, physically, in our bodies. We have long amplified underrepresented voices and encourage submissions from writers and artists who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, working class, international, and/or geographically underrepresented.
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I'm the author of 3 collections of poetry: The Vast Unknowing BN.com, Game With Variations and Flight, wordpoetrybooks.com.My novel Out of the Garden along with a process essay Invoking Anais Nin, is currently on lulu.com. This work sheds light on Nin's contribution to women's creativity.
I've collected my essays, journalism and reviews which are not about poetry in Towards Wholeness, which is currently in contract review. I'm in the process of collecting other prose works into meaningful collections. I have a novel Allison's War out to publishers.
I have a doctorate from The Union Institute and University where I wrote about Jewish-American women authors. My dissertation is at University of Michigan. My Jewish Name, a collection of essays evolved from my dissertation is out to publishers.
I belong to The Author's Guild of America, PEN, Beyond Baroque and other literary groups. I'm interested in connection, communication and community. with other writers.
my website is www.NancyShiffrin.net
I am a graduate of the 2019 GrubStreet Writers Memoir Incubator, a nine-month program to produce a fully realized manuscript. I have also recently been enrolled in a Catapult class to revise a novel-length manuscript. I've been published in Ruminate, Windhover, and The Coil, among others, and have had residences at the Vermont Studio Center and the Elizabeth Bishop House. For the past 12 years, I have taught argument at Boston University. Besides writing, I race walk and bake bread. I have a 20-year-old son, and I live alone--great for writing, challenging in a pandemic.
I've been in writing groups before and find that they work best when there is structure and predictability, along with rigor around craft. I'm serious about my work, but also looking for the camaraderie that comes from artists with a shared sensibility. I've written two book-length memoirs and two novels as well; at the moment I'm hoping to join a literary fiction group that meets at least once a month.
My name is Melanie, but I'd rather not use it in my writing profile.
Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I'm a writer from Santa Fe, NM. In addition to maintaining my music blog, Undead Goathead, I also write editorials, poetry, and fiction.
I wrote my first book, tentatively titled The Black Moon of Lilith, for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2020. It's an urban fantasy/supernatural horror story about a librarian's assistant who stumbles upon
the Grim Reaper's cloak. If published, this will be the first book of my Land of Entrapment series.
I look forward to networking with fellow readers and writers with similar interests.
Being Fictionist | Poet | Critic | Curator | Editor | Translator | Screenwriter
I am looking for vibrant discussions, sharing of epiphanies, translating poetry, exchanges of critique, sharing new book information, basically sharing our journeys of creative writing.
My bio note -
Rochelle Potkar is an alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and a Charles Wallace Writer’s fellow, University of Stirling (2017). She is the author of Four Degrees of Separation and Paper Asylum – shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020. Her poetry film Skirt showcased on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Her poems To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize UK, and The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted at the Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Prize, 2018. As critic, her reviews have appeared in Wasafiri, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Asian Cha, and Chandrabhaga. Widely-anthologized, she has read her poetry in India, Bali, Iowa, Macao, Stirling, Glasgow, Hongkong, Ukraine, Hungary, Bangladesh, and the Gold Coast, Australia. Her short story collection Bombay Hangovers has just released on Amazon. Her first screenplay was a semi-finalist at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting competition 2020. https://rochellepotkar.com
Hello! I studied screenwriting during my undergrad days, and spent 20 years in the nonprofit sector. I'm not coming back to my writing again and looking to connect with other writers. I have a novel critique group and creative nonfiction/essay group, but I'm always looking for critique connections. I'm actively looking for a short fiction group. You can find more about me on my website at www.ColleenMarkley.com
I am looking for a writing group that tackles a little of everything. I have a novel manuscript that I am editing and revising, and I am working on a new novel currently. I have written some short stories and essays, but I am looking to gain some publishing credits and awards, so that I can be more marketable to a literary agent. In college, I was awarded Denise Giardina Fiction Contest Prize for my short story “Get Along.”
I'm a late bloomer to dedicated writing. In July 2021 my first collection of poetry will be published. I tend to write pulling from my ancestors spirit's of trauma and marginalization. I often write about what haunts me.