pegah Ouji

I was born a daydreamer and story-fabricator. It's taken me years to admit it and even more years to learn the basic steps to writing a story. I've a collection of short stories, a few children's books, and a yong adult novel, all of which are in various revision stages. I've had the blessing of attending several writing workshops and classes, though I am working towards applying to an MFA program next year. 

I'm from Iran, and have lived in Turkey, Israel and now United States. I'm a mother of two energetic young childern and on the off chance that there is space left in my wandering mind, I ponder what it means to be a useful citizen of this world of ours. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Albany, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Iranian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Persian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

s.marie

I have my BFA in creative writing and have had poems published in journals and anthologies. I want to grow more within my writing and build a community of support, preferably online. I also want to read more contemporary writings.  I'd love to find some people who would be helpful and inspirational. I'm especially looking for critiquing groups. I predominantly write poetry but I also dabble in speculative fiction. My writing tends to focus on environment, feminist writing, political nods, family histories and trauma, mental illness, and ghost stories.

 

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Formal Poetry, LGBTQ Voices, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Inspiration.

meets
Monthly.

Ursula Saqui

I'm a psychotherapist and researcher with an academic and business writing background. I have expanded my writing to encompass poetry and fiction in several years. I'm looking for a writing group for mutual accountability, support, and feedback.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Crown Point, IN
United States
Indiana
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, Humor, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

jrafferty

I've written three novels across genres which include Coming of Age, Science Fiction - near future Thriller and domestic thrillers.  I also write short stories from time to time which tend to be character driven and related to some of my own experiences in areas like music, the Sixties (and beyond) and also with speculative elements. Several of these stories have been published in a local Massachusetts literary journal known as the Norfolk Quill , which has also had an associated writing groups.  I've also been querying my novels via the traditional channels (agents) for the genres I write in, submitted portions for related contests and have sometimes submitted my short stories. I'd like to learn more about working with small presses for publication and am open to self publication if that is the best route to market for a particular work.  

In a writing group, I like to have writers with a variety of different experiences and who like to write novels and / or short fiction. It's good to have a group where feedback is encouraged, so long as it's constructive.  I've enjoyed being in groups where we share portions of works in progress and get comments.  It is also fun to do some writing exercises such as writing from a choice of prompts for 10-15 minutes and then optionally sharing the results. I also like to share experiences about submissions and publication, and approaches which have worked for writers in the group.  

One of my novels has focused on Climate Change, so I'm open to talking with other writers exploring this theme.  I also like writing works which have a strong sense of place.  I've lived much of my life in New England, so some of my writing is set there, but I've also done extensive international travel, which has influenced both my novels and stories. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Norfolk, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Nature/Environmental, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
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 10.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Amy Wright

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Clarksville / Nashville, TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
My groups: Benjamin Bards

Mark Scott

My interest is exploring the connection between the written word and nature connection practices.  Recently, I have started diving into both short-form and long-form poetry and exploring the linkages that can be promoted through this work.  I am drawn to the haiku and its connection with Zen practices.  

I would like to find a writing group where we could discuss both the technical aspects of writing poetry, and then also share writing.  An end goal I have for myself is to write a book of poetry and prose that would use the 72 seasons calendar as prompts for a year long reflection into the seasonal changes of northern New England

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Hardwick, VT
United States
Vermont
Genres: 
Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Melodie C Writes

Hello!

My name is Melodie. I love to write poetry and prose but I am open to writing fiction as well. I am very inspired by nature and emotions. Whatever seems to move me in the moment I have an itch to write it out. My works were published in 2011 since then my work has never stopped growing and evolving. I would love to have my voice exposed furthurmore so others can see the lense from which I write. Hopefully my point of view can touch others. One of my goals is to eventually receive compinsation for my work since this is a strong passion of mine; to persue this fulltime would be my dream. However, I will always write no matter what is going on in my life, its just a natural part of who I am. My plans are to expand and to get better and read other great works along the way!

Location: 
AZ
United States
Arizona
Genres: 
Nature/Environmental, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

izzyampil

Hi! I'm fresh out of college, where I studied literature and creative writing, and as I'm applying to MFA programs, I want to explore more ways to find writing communities where I live. I'd love to workshop fiction & nonfiction, trade all kinds of writing, music, and art, and learn how to submit and publish my work on a non-academic track. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Pop Culture
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American, Filipino
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

My groups: Benjamin Bards

Hawkmeadow

MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence 2003

Poems published in Lumina, Westchester Review, The Episcopal New Yorker.

Writing group & playwriting class in Northern Westchester NY

Relocated to Denver August 2021-- looking for local writing group in Park Hill area. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
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.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Monthly.

Concision Poetry Journal

Basic Information
1971 9th St
White Bear Lake
Minnesota
United States
55110
Contact Information
Haley
Lasche
Founder and Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Online
Reading Periods: 
Feb 15 to Mar 15
Jun 15 to Jul 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: 
2021
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Ching-In Chen, Paula Cisewski, Lightsey Darst, Brenda Hillman, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Rusty Morrison, Vi Khi Nao and Mary Ruefle
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30%

Concision Poetry Journal publishes experimental poetry and visual art. While formatting is considered, it takes a back seat to experiment with language and line. Narrative writing is generally not considered.

Read at least the most recent issue before submitting. Poems published demonstrate how sharp and flexible language can be. The focus is on experiments in line (and sometimes form). Includes reflections on experiments and book recommendations from the authors published in each issue.

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