David A Van Wie

I'm an outdoor writer and environmental journalist. I'm a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and teach a graduate class in environmental journalism at Dartmouth College. I also administer the Robert Traver Fly Fishing Writing Award for the John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing.

I've published two books about fly fishing. The Confluence is a group memoir co-written with six lifelong friends from college. Storied Waters is a narrative about a six-week trip to fly fish in waters made famous in literature and art. I write a monthly column called The Sporting Environment for the Maine Sportsman magazine.

My current project is a departure from outdoor writing and environmental issues (mostly). As of April 2021, I am finishing the first draft of a historical novel called Papscanee about the Dutch colony of Rensselaerswyck in the Hudson River valley during the 1640s near present day Albany. As my first foray into fiction, I am looking for feedback on my storytelling, characters and dialogue. I also want to depict the Native American characters and culture with respect and accuracy, overcoming the strong European colonial and religious bias in the historical record.

My goal is to bring this fascinating period of American history alive to a wider audience. The novel includes fictional and historical characters and imagines the daily lives and interactions between the Dutch colonists and the Mohawk and Mohican Indians amidst actual events based on the documented records of the period (1640s). The two protagonists are Annatje, a young Dutch woman, who becomes friends and trading partners with Capachick, a young Mohican man. Annatje and her husband Jacobus are farmers and fur traders near Papscanee Island. After a flood kills their neighbors, Annatje and Jacobus adopt their friends' orphan children and move their family from their farm to Beverwyck (later Albany) to build an inn and tavern. Historical Dutch characters include Kiliean van Rensselaer, Arendt van Curler, Adriaen van der Donck, Willem Kieft, Peter Stuyvesant and Brant van Slichtenhorst. Historical Indian characters include Papsikenekas, Skiwias (Aepjen), Canaqueese and Agheroense. 

I anticipate writing a sequel about Beverwyck in the 1650s and 1660s.

Location: 
LYME, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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 In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop.

West Trade Review

Basic Information
801 West Trade St.
Charlotte
North Carolina
United States
28202
Contact Information
Ken
Harmon
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Poets: Kirstin Allio, Despy Boutris, Dylan Krieger, Arisa White, Sonya Vatomsky, John Amen, Treasure Sheilds Redmond, Joanna Acevdeo, and Yvonee Nguyen</p>; Fiction writers: David Obuchowski, Seth Clabough, and June Caldwell
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
No subscription. Sell single issues only. http://www.westtradereview.com/subscription.html
Issue Price: 
Each Individual Issue = $10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
New authors make up 10% or less of each issue, but don't let that discourage you. We are interested in passionate new voices whose words and ideas hit us in the gut and leave us thinking about their work days after reading.

West Trade Review strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays) and publishes a mix of established and up and coming writers.  We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and want to hear from underrepresented voices of all types.

We like works that are edgy and affect us intellectually and emotionally.   We want poems , creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays), and stories that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work.  Quality of writing, style, and characterization are important to us.

Please don't send us poems that rhyme, slam-style works, or dogmatically religious pieces.

Have a question abour our journal?  Don't hesitate to ask.

Andrea Catherine Miotto

I've worked as a freelance editor/writer for 15 years. I was an English major (focusing on creative writing) at University of Maryland. I also tutor students of all ages in writing, reading, and English as a Second Language. I have written website copy for small businesses, newsletters and press releases for nonprofits, reviews and poetry for literary magazines, and resumes for individuals,   After receiving a seminary degree, I worked as a chaplain in retirement homes and hospices  for 10 years. I am writing a book about my chaplain experience,  covering spiritual lesson I learned from my patients and injustices within the health industry.  I am also writing a memoir focused on the realities a fat woman faces in American society. Finally, I enjoy writing form and non-form poetry.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Italian American, 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 6.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Kritiksha Sharma

I have been a digital non-fiction writer for as long as I can remember now, and I have recently made the switch into fiction. As a relatively young fiction writer with borderline unrealistic aspirations which my ambition would never allow me to consider unrealistic (crazy delusional thing, ambition), I'm looking to meet other writers in different milestones of their writer journeys and learn as much as I can from their stories and the paths they've treaded on. Apart from being new to the world of fiction I'm also new to this crazy concrete jungle of a city and I would love to socialise with writers from all walks of life in any way, shape or form this pandemic allows us to. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian
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
Weekly.

Samantha D McLeod

Writing has been a long-time passion of mine. As of now I am unpublished and I am seeking writing groups to help cultivate my craft. I love to write and I have yet to find a group near me for writing workshops or friendly critiques. I write mostly poetry and fiction but I read pretty much everything.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Sumter, SC
United States
South Carolina
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, 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.

Melissa Danaczko

Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
6 East 39th Street
Suite 500
New York, NY 10016

othernadine

Former Content Writer with no direction. Looking for an outlet and constructive criticism.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
San Diego, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Filipino American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

Thomas Kirsch

I read a lot of philosophy, neuroscience, ethics, essays, and anything to do with engaging the world. I am a physician, scientist, and explorer with a career in disaster work and research publications. In the past five years, my writing has focused on essays - creative and persuasive - and I am now writing a philosophic walking memoir. My essays have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Health Affairs, JAMA, NEJM, and PCT Communicator. I have been rejected from a dozen more. More here -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_D._... 

Location: 
Bethesda, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Healing/Health, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Irish American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

Terry

New Media Writer - Write and perform stories with music (usually guitar and original). Authored an interactive web-based multimedia bio of composer Amy Beach. Published hit podcast Light 1.0, episodic story with music, on iTunes for 15 years (currently revamping and will re-upload soon).  Currently researching and authoring a series of cnf books on subject of women and technology.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Pasadena, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
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.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Discussion.

Essence B. Scott

I am a Black Disabled writer who recently moved to Goldsboro, NC. I am not picky about what I write and am interested in learning how to write new things/forms. Am also interested in revision, critique, and accountability. Also some fun! (because like the saying goes... "all work and no play...") I have participated in NaNoWriMo and NaPoMo. I enjoy writing poetry, fiction, and CNF. I have projects that I wish I could finish (as in publish) and would love a virtual group to write with that may transition to in-person as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to lift in Wayne County. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Goldsboro, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

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