My name is Sydney and I am from Tustin, California. I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in History and Education. I have no published works or workshop experience. I'm simply someone who has loved reading and writing all her life and has very recently decided to start writing more seriously. I would love to meet with other beginning writers and also those with more experience. I'm interested in all kinds of fiction and creative nonfiction. I admire poetry, but I don't consider myself a poet. What I lack in experience, I hopefully make up for in passion and enthusiasm. I'm so happy to have found the Poets & Writers online network and look forward to making new connections!
Deep Overstock is the international Booksellers' Journal. For our thirteenth issue we will publish MAGIC. Submit before Aug 31st!
Short stories under 2500, flash fiction, mircofiction, poetry, comics, photography, images of any kind in black and white. If you're an illustrator, please submit a Magic-themed image for our Cover Art Contest.
In your bio, please include any bookselling experience you might have had in the past. Mention if you worked at a library or bookstore, or if you have ever had any stewardship for a library you yourself did not own.
Our prose editors are Michael Santiago and Z.B. Wagman.
Our poetry editor is Jihye Shin.
I am a semi-published author. Most of my writing experience, though, hasn't been gained by working with publishers or editing for well-known authors. I have spent years behind the scenes. I'm aware that my work is eclectic and often doesn't fit in one category or another. My goal is to legitimately publish my work before this year is over with, with a subsequent goal of being well on my way to a second legitimate publication by the middle of next year. These are lofty goals, I know, but I am taking the necessary steps to get there and am really looking for a group of individuals who have gone through this same process and can share their experiences.
New and emerging writers. We like stories that meander and explore the world around us. Stories that tend to blur the line between fiction and reality.
We also accept art submissions!
For lesbians, by lesbians! We would LOVE to see more lesbian fiction, flash fiction, ghost stories, poems about nature and gardens, mysteries, humour, fantasy, and more!
Don't self reject! We can't wait to read your work.
I have been writing for about seven years, published some, but have found, during this pandemic, that I really need a writers group for conversations, rereading and most of all remainders and motivation to write consistently and, a bit, for consolation.
I am working on several pieces of CNF, flash fiction, prose poetry as well as the first draft of a novel. I am also working on a limited-run television series. I am looking for a group that can help me move forward in these projects in a disciplined and critical way.
I'm a writer who has spent the last 25 years teaching teenagers to write, with an emphasis on discovery and voice. I've written for myself, institutions, and my students, and want to explore other purposes and audiences. Curious about how to bring more of me into my writing and learning to finish my writing -- and work toward submission. I'm interested in queer/nb, 50+, crip, and other shared experience groups, but am open to all. Looking for groups that meet regularly, with expectations for generation and feedback.
I previously wrote marketing and business copy for creative professional firms but have been away from that for a long time. My interests now center on poetry and fiction but I also enjoy humorous essays and history, especially the American Revolution and Colonial America.
I aspire to write far more than I do as I find it very hard to maintain focus so I will write voraciously for brief periods of time and then, poof, completely forget that it was a thing I was doing. My brain is funny this way and has done a fine job of making writing progress really, really difficult.
I've mostly written free-verse poetry over the last year, or so, when I have written but think often about writing essays and book-length fiction but the brain intervenes so I mostly just cobble together fragments of things here and there. It's highly disappointing and painfully frustrating.
I'm looking to know what strategies for writing work for other people and how to feel like I deserve to prioritize my writing. This is a tall order, but I feel like if any people understand what I'm experiencing it's going to be other writers.
I've self-published four books (penname Will Martin) and had a few short stories and even a poem accepted for publication.