Ryland Li

Poetry teaches me to pay attention: to nature, to human life, and to my own feelings. Poetry helps me find the extraordinary in the mundane. I mostly write haiku, tanka, and related short form poems, and have published about 100 works in literary journals. These days I am hoping to return to writing more free verse. I'm looking to connect with other poets who also center their work on nature and paying attention to ordinary things, as in the work of Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, and David Whyte. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American, Buddhist, Chinese 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 8.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration.

meets
Bi-weekly.

MarissaC

I'm a young writer interested in nature, mental health, spirituality, love, feminity, and social connection. I wrote my first manuscript as part of my senior keystone project in college, and I'm currently submitting that collection for publication. As I graduate college, I am hoping to continue learning from others and having an accountability group for both encouragement and critique. I have experience in workshop environments, am published in literary journals, and hope to have my collection published soon. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Feminist, Healing/Health, Love, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
European American, Hispanic, Mixed Race, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Laura Mazza-Dixon

I have  been writing poetry and essays for many decades, and have published one book of poetry.  I have attended many poetry readings, have attended some great poetry workshops, and have conducted poetry workshops. When necessary, I also write publicity, newspaper articles, genealogical history, vision statements for organizations, and in memoriam pieces.

 It would be great to find a writing group in which I might venture into new material and find the courage to write with more clarity about subjects that I have not addressed before now.  I gues that means I need support in terms of both being held accountable, and in being encouraged.

 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Granby, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Italian 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 7.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Plant-Human Quarterly

Basic Information
390 Riverside Drive
Apt 11C
New York
New York
United States
10025
Contact Information
Neil
Shepard
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Ellen Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Forrest Gander, Jody Gladding, Kimiko Hahn, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Sydney Lea, Cleopatra Mathis, Susan Mitchell, Jim Moore, Pattian Rogers, Scott Russell Sanders, Terese Svoboda, Arthur Sze
Issues per Year: 
four issues per year
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
at least 16 per issue

Plant-Human Quarterly explores the myriad ways writers manifest their relationship to the botanical world—from heavily researched pieces, to keen observation, to less systematic, intuitive ways of knowing and interacting—that attempt to communicate across boundaries and possibly approach a plant's-eye-view of the world.

 

We look for poems and prose in which the plant-human dynamic is central to the narrative (or dramatic subtext) rather than peripheral, and we favor work in which humans attempt to approach the world of plants rather than use plants as metaphors for human experience  or bit-players in a human drama.

Myrna Aguilar

I'm looking for a writing group that will help challenge me and hold me accountable to writing. I recently picked up writing after a brief hiatus and at the moment I am focused on developing my skills in Travel Writing, I'd love to be able to be a freelancer in this genre or another genre which is why I am hoping to find a writing group that will motivate, and positively impact my writing skills.

Thank you,

Myrna

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Accountability partners.

meets
Monthly.

Maddie HH

I'm an essayist currently living in Washington, DC. I mostly write about the natural world, technology, and writing itself, although it's hard to say that my work follows any particular thematic trend with real consistency. I studied English in college with a focus on American poetry, and although I have quite a bit of workshop experience (it helps me stay on task, so to speak), I haven't been very determined when it comes to publishing my work. I'm hoping to find a writing group that will help me stay focused on writing with an eye toward publication, and gain a better sense of community with the larger writing world.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental
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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Richard Parisio

I have been writing poetry for about five decades, and will soon earn an MFA in Poetry from Cedar Crest College.  But I made my living as a naturalist, teacher and environmental educator (retired after 25 years with NYSDEC).  So my poetry has always been centered in the natural world and my relationship to it, even when I'm writing poems concerned with family, loss and grief, love, etc.  I pay a lot of attention to sound – musicality – in my work, and in my reading am generally drawn to lyric poetry, and poetry of plain speech/direct statement, and the poetry of nature and the non-human world.  In a writing group, I'm looking for seriousness about the art of poetry, and commitment to helping each other improve our work.  I hope to find a group that's committed to honest critique (i.e. appreciative reading with constructive criticism) while maintaining an atmosphere of friendliness and support.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Kingston, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Nature/Environmental, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Italian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Italian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique.

meets
Weekly.

MandM

I've been keeping journals since I was 11 years old...now 42.  My writing has been a savior and a guide and I'm rebirthing post divorce and want to reignite my creative side.  I revel in my own writing and the wisdom and guidance I meditatively wrote.  Looking to connect with like minded travelers - no destination in mind, just braving a new space and fellow poets and creatives ❤️

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Lacey, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Healing/Health, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

The BeZine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Michael
Dickel
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Reading Periods: 
Jan 15 to Mar 15
May 15 to Jun 15
Jul 15 to Aug 15
Oct 15 to Nov 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10–20

The BeZine is an online quarterly magazine that publishes poetry, creative non-fiction, photo essays, fiction, and art related to social issues and spirituality (broadly defined). It focuses on the themes of peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice—but through the lens of creative writing and arts.

Please check the submission guidelines so your work matches the issue’s theme. 

Hannah Rae Melis

Hi, my name is Hannah Rae! (they/she) I am a recent graduate of Belmont University, where I studied Spanish and Theology, with a Creative Writing minor. In my poetry, I explore themes of faith, mental health, queerness, travel, cultural immersion, the natural world, and the miracle of ordinary life and experiences. I have experience with writing workshops, but have not yet had work published. I am looking for spaces to share work, give and receive critique on one another's writing, seek accountability for putting in submissions and foster an uplifting writing community. I am also fluent in Spanish and write a bit in Spanish as well.

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Houston, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
LGBTQ Voices, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

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