Bruce in AZ

In college, most of my writing consisted of lab reports. Since then, I haven't done much with my science degree, but I have returned to creative writing as something I enjoy and would like to explore more. I'd like to find a group of people who are interested in creative nonfiction writing, especially around issues of love, politics, being LGBTQ+, and pop culture. However, I'm open to exploring all different kinds of writing and I really just want to find a supportive and open community.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Chandler, AZ
United States
Arizona
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American, Filipino American, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

W. Laurie Ewer, ALM, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Nice to meet you!

I began my professional writing career in 2001 as a creative voice for Beach Beat Magazine, headquartered in Salisbury, MA. Before that I wrote extensively as a child beginning and through my teens into young adulthood. 

Past literary conferences include the New Hampshire Writer's Project, the New England Young Writers' Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, and had the good fortune to study under NYT-bestselling author Meredith Hall, NEA-recipient Mekeel McBride, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic. 

This past June I graduated from Harvard University with an ALM Master's Degree in Creative Writing & Literature where my original memoir/novella "Whiplash" served as the central literary work for my thesis: "Mind of Mirrors: Inner Speech as Literary Voice and its Power in Narrative Identity."

My current focus in on voice with regard to narrative-making and personal storytelling, essay, and creative nonficton. As a queer, disabled, and neurodivergent creative, I am curious about all genres and modes of self-expression including visual art, performance, music, and of course, writing.

I've been in hundreds of workshops over the years and am looking for a weekly circle of writers to swap work, offer crit, and maintain both accountability and passion. Currently I'm working on various projects and pieces including poetry, micro-fiction, narrative medicine, essay, and a nonfiction course to help teach artists how to enter the cryptocurrency space.

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Portsmouth, NH
United States
New Hampshire
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
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.

meets
Weekly.

Unbound Edition Press

Basic Information
1270 Caroline Street
Suite D 120-448
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
30312
Contact Information
Cory
Firestine
Editorial Assistant
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Hardcover
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Unbound Edition Press champions honest, original voices. Committed to the power of the literary arts to explore and illuminate the contemporary human condition, it publishes collections of poetry, short fiction, and essays. It aims to identify, develop, and defend writers who create thoughtfully challenging work which may not find a home with mainstream publishers.

The press is small and focused. We can publish only a few titles each year, so they must be remarkable. Each title is a personal choice, commitment and investment for us, and our mission guides the decisions we make. We are here to respect and elevate emerging, overlooked and LGBTQ+ authors, and to make meaningful contributions to the literary arts by publishing their work. 

When submitting, please fully read and understand our guidelines. Any submission not adhering to these requirements will be rejected without viewing. Submittable is the only way we receive submissions. We cannot accept any submission by email or post. 

Representative Authors: 

Alexander Cheves, Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, Carlo Matos, Alex Wells Shapiro, Aimee Parkison

Forthcoming titles from George Witte, Janet Hardy, Nicole Robinson, Oliver Radclyffe, Danielle Chapman, Jesse Nathan, Colin Hamilton, Raymond Luczak, Rebecca Orchant, Leah Souffrant, Josh Patner, Chris Campanioni, and Peter Campion serving as Executive Editor

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution (SPD), Ingram
Publishing type: 

Kahlil Crawford

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Formal Poetry, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, American, BIPOC, Black French, Celtic American, Mixed-Race, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Jane Anne aka MJ Marshall

Currently, I'm combining 3 projects into a memoir. Tried writer's groups for a couple of years, don't like critique groups. An accountability group might work. Submitting shorter pieces, flash fiction. Am interested in workshops/retreats near San Francisco. Hope to meet a few of you out there.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

alexapro

Public library lackey

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Healing/Health, Humor, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Jewish, LGBTQ, Lithuanian American
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration.

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.

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