Leah Claire Kaminski

I've been a poet forever, with a chapbook published by Dancing Girl Press and 2 full length manuscripts making the rounds. I have been branching out lately into visual poetry (haven't shown anyone yet!) and into fiction -- thus far I've stuck with short speculative/horror fiction. I'd love to write personal and/or lyric essays but I just never seem to finish them for some reason! 

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in a writing group! I'd like to see what this platform has to offer and then I'll edit :)

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book
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.

Moxy Magazine

Basic Information
Flat 7
106 Bullingdon Road
Oxford
England
OX4 1BP
Contact Information
Christina
Fleischer
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
N/A
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Geoff Dyer, VS Naipaul, Andrea Long Chu, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jia Tolentino, WG Sebald, Svetlana Alexievich, Teju Cole, Oliver Sacks, Maggie Nelson, Helen Macdonald, Emmanuel Carrère.
Issues per Year: 
N/A - continuous release
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A - free
Issue Price: 
N/A - free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
N/A - continuous release

Moxy is a literary magazine that focuses on creative nonfiction - work with a nonfiction subject matter, written with the imaginative verve and stylistic skill of the best fiction. We publish criticism, essays, travel writing, memoir, and pieces that blur the boundaries in between. We also feature original artwork and cartoons. 

Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words. We accept simultaneous submissions and favour UK-style punctuation (en-dashes not em-dashes, single not double quotation marks). We also accept pitches for as yet unwritten pieces. Please ensure you read the full submissions guidelines on our website before sending in your work.

Robert Croll

I'm a Spanish–English literary translator with a particular affinity for creative nonfiction from Latin America; I've worked on a wide range of texts including books by Ricardo Piglia and Hebe Uhart. I've also begun writing my own fiction and essays, as well as more experimental hybrid texts involving photography, and am hoping to find a community of writers with similar aspirations to trade ideas and encouragement.

P.S. I love editing and am happy to provide extensive feedback and line edits on other writers' work. 

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Northampton, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish

MaryH

Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement.

rfarrell67

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Nyack, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, 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 for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Co-Founder and Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-30

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 80,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.

Michael Comiskey

I live in a semi-rural part of Pennsylvania.  I'm interested in critiquing others' poetry in my areas of interest (formal, nature, political and regional poetry) and in having others with similar interests critique my own poetry.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Connellsville, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Formal Poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Regional
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 for
Critique, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Creative Nonfiction

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$50/8 issues; $32/4 issues
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
on average 2-3

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

AmandaRoyal

I've spent a career in journalism and corporate communications. I've written my first novel (environmental fiction) and will begin my second soon. Looking to connect with other writers.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, War
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, Writing exercises, Discussion, Reading.

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