Apple Valley Review

Basic Information
88 South 3rd Street
Suite 336
San Jose
California
United States
95113
Contact Information
Leah
Browning
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Year Founded: 
2005
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Do-hyeon Ahn, Laura Lee Beasley, Cameron Conaway, Vince Corvaia, Thomas Andrew Green, Matthew Grice, Barry Jay Kaplan, Keetje Kuipers, Inderjeet Mani, Robert Radin, Jessica Rafalko, Lisa Robertson, Robert Lavett Smith, Sharlene Teo, Donna Vorreyer</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1%

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. Our goal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. Please do not send us strict genre fiction or erotica, work containing explicit language or violence, or work that is scholarly or critical, inspirational, or intended for children. Please note that these are purely editorial preferences. Work that is not a good fit here may be perfect for another market.

CraftyGal13

I'm a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program in Fiction and have published in a number of literary journals; my creative practice includes work as an exhibiting artist as well. I'm predominantly interested in short fiction, but I also write some creative nonfiction. I currently teach writing at a university in southwestern Ontario. I am looking for a regular workshop that values diverse voices and takes the writing seriously.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Hamilton, ON
Canada
Ontario
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
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 9.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Brittney Peters

My creative writing career took a serious turn about three years ago when I took a much needed sabatical from teaching public education. I began writing everyday for the fun of it, and then slowly that evolved into a discipline. I began writing for an encouragement website; articles on healing, grief, community, etc. I founded both a Writer's Club for the local library where I work, as well as a Teen Writer's Club. I took part in a couple of creative writing workshops with other authors and have always learned so much from them! I have finished writing one novel and am in the throes of editing. I am also working on several different short stories in hopes of submitting them to contests or literary magazines for publication. Because I lead two different groups, I am looking for a writing group to be a part of collective of artists who workshop. I am a creative soul and use different mediums to express myself, however writing is my first love language. I also thrive in artistic community, and I yearn to learn from other writers. J.R.R. Tolkien is one of my favorite authors and the Inklings (a tight-knit group of writer's who met regularly to discuss ideas, plot routes, character developments, etc.-this group included C.S. Lewis by the way)  is a permanent goal for a writing community atmosphere. A group to bring work to the table and pick it apart for both content, structure and grammar. 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Salisbury, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

CaitlinMNF

Hello! Nice to "meet" you. I'm Caitlin. After getting a BA in English Literature and MA in Anglo-Irish Literature, I taught high school English and creative writing, worked in publishing as an editor, and now have a career as a content marketer – so I have pursued all the careers around writing without ever actually writing my own, authentic work. Along the way, I had a number of articles published in various print and online publications and blogs and am currently working on my first submissions for literary journals. I would describe my writing as mix of feminism, social activism, and spirituality. I'm hoping to join a workshop in order to find a writing community.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Moretown, VT
United States
Vermont
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
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
Workshop, Submissions, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Jess513

Hi! I've been writing professionally as a copywriter/blog writer/marketer for 10+ years. I've been writing personal prose and poetry for much longer but haven't shared much of it. I'm looking to put more focus on my creative writing and would love to find a group to connect with. 

I'm also a creative coach and dancer and love the combo of dance and writing for opening up creative channels. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Humor, Love, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
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.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Holly K

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.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Feminist, Poetry, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
Bulgarian, English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

SAND

Basic Information
Willibald-Alexis-Str. 16
Berlin
Germany
10965
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 20 to Apr 10
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
€22 (print subscription) or €8 (digital subscription)
Issue Price: 
€12 (print issue) or €5 (digital issue)

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.

Submit early. Fiction and poetry close when the submissions cap is reached. To find out if your work is a fit for SAND, read back issues and visit our "submit" page at sandjournal.com.

Nancy Shiffrin

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

 

 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Santa Monica, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Feminist
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Jewish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Encouragement.

meets
Monthly.

Another Truth Pixie

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.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Andover, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Feminist, Literary Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
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 5.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Undead Goathead

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.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Santa Fe, NM
United States
New Mexico
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Mixed Race, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

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