Cosmic Poet

I love to drown in the ocean of imagination, hence, I use the pen sometimes pencil or crayon to create a magical world I love to read/write anything between poetry, art, literature, history, psych, philosophy, mystical science, and religious teachings. I am an introvert, well lets just ambivert, though I have a short social battery, or rather I tend to burn my social battery real fast; I am shy only to a keen observer, and I am what other people might call a geek. Last but not least I am a published author of a slef-help/business entreprenuership book with pretty awesome reviews. I am to connect with other writers of any genre, open minded & eager to meet other creative minds. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Lusaka, LK
Zambia
Lusaka Province
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Humor, Love, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Black
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French
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
Weekly.

ellep45

Hi! As a fifth-year trying to study UI/UX design and media communication, I realized only listening and re-framing other people's stories was not for me. I wanted to tell my own and be able to continue cheerleading others to do the same in the writing industry. I've only recently started to write short stories to make my friends read and critique, but I have the most academic experience in literary analysis and journalistic writing. So in turn, I'd love to find a group excited to share not only their diverse writing and writing expertise, but also an open environment to freely express our ideas and goals. Excited to connect with you all!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Cumming, GA
United States
Georgia
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Feminist, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Translation, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Korean
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
Monthly.

Ryan Hill

I have been an advertising, public relations and marketing writer for more than 25 years. I have started two novels and completed three. The first novel is urban fantasy. The second, which branched into a thrid, is historical fiction. I am undecided as to whether to try and resurrect my previous work or start something new. 

The crazy pressure of my day job during the pandemic didn't leave me with much energy for fiction writing. Now that life events have settled a bit, I'd love to find a local, in-person group of poets and writers. I'd prefer to find a group that is an eclectic mix of humans and styles. Take care. Ryan.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Boise, ID
United States
Idaho
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Political, 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 In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Eliza Anne Carey

I have been using writing as a way of understanding myself and my feelings since I can remember. In high school, I realized that my writing evolved into poetry and I began my journey toward publication. Since then I have been published in Here: a poetry journal, Wingless Dreamer, and Interpretations. For the last few years I have been exploring fiction and script writing. I am looking for a group of likeminded writers and dreamers to play and learn with through writing. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Boulder, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Short Fiction
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
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

justbill

Hi, I wrote a lot of fantasy and horror fiction when I was in high school and college, then took a decades-long break. I found the desire to write again in 2017 and have been picking up the lost threads of that endeavor ever since. I've been reading broadly and analyzing what I read. I write most days and have participated in NaNoWriMo and 1000WordsOfSummer. I mostly want to lurk in a group for a while until I feel comfortable enough to participate. I am not published.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Nevada
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

WritersDayOn

Hello writers,

I have written poetry, lyrics, and short story ideas since I was kid and I enjoyed writing essays in school but I consider myself a novice writer. I want to learn from others and grow as a writer and see where this journey can take me. Writing has been there for me when it was hard to express myself and I feel like I've only scratched the surface, I want to see what I can create.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Humor, Micro-poetry, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Self-published a book
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 12.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

Nick Stanton

I've just begun a master's program at the University of Denver. I studied literature in undergrad a generation ago, spent a lot of time being miserable at tech startups and now I'm getting back into writing.  

I'm looking to find a group I can share, write and read with that will give me honest and trusted feedback (and vice versa).  Phrases I've found are flags for bad feedback include, "constructive and positive." While I'm not looking for cynical assholes, I am too old and thick skinned to be drowning in friendly non-sequiturs.  Would very much like to meet people in person though that's not a hard rule.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
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 6.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

Lauren Mesley

I'm a future young adult dystopian novellist looking for a writing group to hold me accountable for my writing! I'm working two part time jobs so my schedule is crazy and since graduating college in May 2022 I have gotten little writing done. I know that there are pockets of time I can use to write but I can't push myself to use those times—I need a group that will! I'm also interested in breaking into freelance writing so I would also like to carve out some writing time to work on samples and pitches for that!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Fiction, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Pop Culture, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

8th & Atlas Publishing

Basic Information
911 Walnut St.
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Christina
De Paris
Co-founder & CEO
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months

8th & Atlas Publishing is an international small press that is actively extending the cultural and creative spirit of the literary world. The family-run publishing house was established in 2020 by three siblings who maintain a love for storytelling and original writing styles. The aim of this outfit is to produce and share with the world bold works of merit and mastery penned by a community of champion writers. 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1–4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Old Pal

Basic Information
Portland
Oregon
United States
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Audio
Video
Reading Periods: 
Jan 6 to Apr 30
Sep 22 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
John Beer, Catherine Wagner, Janice Lee, Genevieve Hudson, Darcie Dennigan, Robert Lashley, David Naimon, Ed Skoog, Tyrone Williams, Jeff Alessandrelli, Erin Perry, Emily Kendal Frey, Tyler Meese, Rodney Koeneke, Kevin Sampsell, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Flávia Rocha, Nathan Wade Carter, Rodrigo Toscano, Jac Nelson, Colleen Burner, Consuelo Wise, Stacey Tran, Megan Freshley, Alice Hall, Darla Mottram, Morghen Tidd, Annette Covrigaru, and Sol Paz Kistler.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Old Pal is an online magazine based out of Portland, Oregon, since 2018. The magazine has published work that includes experimental writing, the hybrid genre, and critical inquiries from the Portland local community and beyond. It welcomes work that reflects timely as well as eternal human experiences crafted in any form that best suits its goals.

Browsing some of our previous issues in the archive will help give a sense for the kind of work we admire. You might also look to our Old Pal Recommends page and the description we provide under More for additional insights.

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