DL Jones

I'm a recent college graduate working in the PR industry in Austin, Texas. I've been writing for a little over ten years, but I have little experience in submitting my stories to literary journals and contests. Recently I've been contemplating applying to grad school and getting my MFA in Creative Writing, but I want to fine tune my manuscript and ensure that I have something solid to submit when/if I apply. I'd like feedback on my writing just so I know what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong. Since most MFA programs are highly selective, I really want to make sure that I submit my best work. 

I graduated from college with a degree in Public Relations. At the time, I picked PR because I had read it was writing heavy. In the back of my mind, I envisioned myself working in PR while also working on my novels once I finish school, and once I started my writing career, I could leave my PR job. Now I'm working a PR job, and I see that I don't have time to write. I feel lucky if I can get an hour of writing in, and I spend that hour trying not to fall asleep from exhaustion. This is a part of the reason why I want to go back to school, so I can dedicate myself full-time to writing to see if this is a career path I want to pursue.

I haven't been able to rid myself of the desire to become a writer, though sometimes I wish I could. Life would be much easier if I was passionate and excited about my current career trajectory. 

As for what I write, I tend to focus on fiction. The types of fiction I write varies, but lately I've been focusing on horror, mystery, etc. Some of my favorite authors (and the ones I look to for inspiration) are Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Shirley Jackson and Flannery O'Connor. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Austin, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Regional
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, German
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

conniec

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Chinese American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion.

Clara Mae Barnhart

I write fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. I enjoy accessible, narrative and character driven writing. My first book of poetry is being published in 2021. I am looking for a group of supportive writers who are serious about developing their craft and open to giving and receiving helpful feedback. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Binghamton, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Celine Aenlle-Rocha

I'm currently working on short fiction and a novel. I work full time as a Spanish teacher and part time as a Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where I completed my MFA in Fiction. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York City, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, American, BIPOC, Black, Cuban American, Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ, Mixed Race
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

KymmInBarcelona

I'm doing a lot of translating, which relegates my writing to the back room. I'd like to try and give it the weight it needs to sit out in the parlor. I've also been in Barcelona for almost 40 years, and am reconnecting with my roots during the pandemic, as long as I'm "stuck" in Boston.

I have a blog where I register my publications.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Jamaica Plain, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique.

meets
Weekly.

SJ Luke

Hello!  I've been writing since I was a young girl. I love words! English class was always my favorite in school.  I had great teachers who taught me the basics of writing.  I'm an avid reader and my writing was inspired by many stories I read as a child and teen. I'm also into science fiction, comedy, anime, and fashion. I love watching programs in those genres. My stories and poems are informed by my experiences and the world around me. I'd love to meet other writers to discuss craft, publishing opportunities, and review each other's work.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, BIPOC, Black
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
Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

Jeanne

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises.

meets
Weekly.

Chaise

Location: 
Fayetteville, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Critique, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Holly

I have been writing my entire life (including professionally as a copywriter), and wish to improve my craft. My genre is primarily creative non-fictional essay and prose poetry, deeply considering my own experience and drawing more broadly applicable meaning, and searching for the most precise and evocative means of expression. I have taken courses over many years with Sally Lipton Derringer, and during pandemic, online with Ariel Levy, Said Sayrafrezadeh, Amy Bloom, and Greg Pardlo. I'm interested in joining a group for mutual support, critique, motivation and encouragement.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Lyric Essay, Prose Poetry, Short 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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 7.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions.

meets
Bi-weekly.

R. Schiaffino

I'm an Italian translator and artist, living and working in Denver. I have written and published many technical articles on translation on my blog (www.aboutranslation.com) and on The ATA Chronicle, the magazine of the American Translators Association. I also write fiction, and one of my short stories was the lead story for the Anthology "Found", published by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

While I translate into Italian, my fiction and non-fiction writing is in English.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Translation, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Italian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Italian, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Flash Fiction