Katharine Valentino

These days, I do quite a bit of writing on Medium at https://medium.com/@katharinevalentino/. Please see the About section there for my bio, and please review my most recent creative nonfiction and political and self-help articles. Writing is a lonely endeavor; I'd like to be part of a community of writers who can provide constructive criticism I can use to do my best work. I will give equal time to other writers' work.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Eugene, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, 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
Critique, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement.

Larry Fike

The Nebraska Review published a poem of mine in the 1980s. I was ecstatic. Shortly thereafter, The Christian Science Monitor published an op-ed I wrote titled, "Questioning Spike Lee." Then came graduate school, and the publication of a critical book review. Writing the review, I became self-conscious of employing techniques that I had acquired in my philosophy Ph.D. program. In a sense, the subjective disappointment of that writing assignment explains the fact that I am taking the time to write this at all.

I want to write myself out onto the world in a manner that forges a connection between my words and my thoughts, but also a connection between my thoughts and my readers. I find this baffling, sometimes believing that I am attempting something akin to performing open-heart surgery with a violin. I did self-publish a memoir, written while using alcohol as anesthesia, with predictable results. (I lost a child custody case in which the book was accepted as an exhibit, while my sober testimony was largely ignored.) Poetry has enabled me to come closest to realizing my writing goal, and sometimes songwriting, but I am back on the memoir horse en route to an anticipated philosophical oasis. Humbled, I'm turning in my Lone Ranger badge and looking for a likeminded, singleness-of-purpose, posse.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Joshua Tree, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Humor, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, 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.
meets for
Critique, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Oregon Humanities

Basic Information
610 SW Alder St., #1111
Portland
Oregon
United States
97205
Contact Information
Ben
Waterhouse
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Print
Audio
Reading Periods: 
Mar 15 to Apr 30
Jul 1 to Aug 15
Nov 15 to Dec 20
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1989
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Heather Arndt Anderson, Jason Arias, David Axelrod, Paul Collins, Susan DeFreitas, Brian Doyle, Laura Gibson, Zahir Janmohamed, Jacqueline Keeler, Emma Marris, Ruby S. McConnell, Lola Milholland, Tara Rae Miner, Dionisia Morales, Tina Ontiveros, Jamie Passaro, Kim Stafford, Sallie Tisdale, Eric K. Ward, Joe Whittle, Wendy Willis, Bobbie Willis Soeby, Reema Zaman
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free to Oregon residents
Issue Price: 
$8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0 to 7

Oregon Humanities is a magazine about the experiences, ideas, and beliefs of Oregonians. In each issue, Oregon writers, artists, and readers explore diverse perspectives and challenging questions relating to the place we live and the people who live here. Oregon Humanities is a magazine of many voices. It embraces collaboration, learning, and multiple ways of knowing. It rejects simple explanations and single answers. It respects expertise and affirms that everyone is the leading expert of their own experiences.

Each issue of Oregon Humanities is themed, and we only consider submissions that relate to the theme. Read our current call for submissions at http://oregonhumanities.org/rll/magazine...

We generally only publish work by Oregon residents.

Mark Glaser

I've written an unpublished novel and unpublished memoir, and have been in a writers group in person in the past. I have a strong interest in historical fiction, focused on the Southwest U.S.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Santa Fe, NM
United States
New Mexico
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Jewish
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Artie

Hello, dear reader of my bio, I'm glad you stumbled upon my profile. I'm mainly looking for a group to bounce ideas off of and connect with about writing. All genres and formats are welcome, though, I'll admit, I'm rather partial to literary fiction and short fiction. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Dallas
United States
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
European 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, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Emily C. S. Spears

I obtained my BA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University  in 2005. I recently graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a MA in Theology with an interest in International Development and Urban Studies. I was ordained April 2021.  While serving as Director of Student Ministries for Elm Grove Baptist Church, I am currently writing scholarly articles in Religion and a memoir from a womanist theological perspective.  I look forward to our journey together.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Louisiana
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading.

prolificpoetry_

 I am currently finishing up a BA in English Creative Writing. I have a profile on Medium where I write poems and non-fiction literary pieces. I have a instagram page dedicated to poetry I've created. Otherwise I am learning how to become a better writer and trying to enter the writing communities that exist.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
Caribbean American
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.

Rhea Bryce

I am looking for a group of writers who want to talk about the writing process and workshop each other's pieces. I have both formal workshop experience through my university, as well as more informal experience with my writing group.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Bend, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

Overcup Press

Basic Information
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Patrick
McDonald
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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

Overcup Press is an independent publishing house with national distribution.

Query letters on these nonfiction topics are of particular interest:

  • Creative nonfiction narrative and journalism
  • Popular Science Writing
  • Environmental/Nature Writing
  • Regional U.S. Northwest Topics
  • Travel (essay, other related)
  • Architecture and Design
  • Contemporary Arts and Culture
  • Music / Music History / Long-form Music Journalism

We are NOT currently considering queries or submissions from the following genres:

  • Children's picture books
  • Art/photography books
  • Travel guidebooks
  • STEM titles (middle grade and YA audience-focused)
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Religious books
  • Self-help books
Representative Authors: 

Ruby McConnell and Liz Prato

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

lydiamarii

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Reliance, TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Regional, Short Fiction
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

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