Sonia Myers

Hey, hello, Sonia here. What's up?! I'm a quarter educator, quarter environmentalist, quarter writer and reader, and in between all those cracks of weathering, you'll find love. On the pro side, in 2019 I completed the Science and Environment Teacher Fellowship and was recognized as a standout leader in environmental and sustainable education through the One Planet Schools Challenge. I am a National Geographic certified educator and a 2021 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow through National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. I also write fiction novels for middle readers to promote environmental literacy and sustainability through storytelling. 

I am currently working on a middle grade fiction novel on plastics in the ocean, environmental justice, and getting loud. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
El Granada, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Young Adult
How I choose to identify myself: 
Hispanic
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

Cecelia Rose

I wrote a book about the mental hospital in my town and I interviewed people who had worked there. It became a community memoire. Mental diseases co-exist with the human condition and only now have they begun to be less stigmatized. The book is titled Under the Red Roof:  One Hundred Years at Northern State Hospital.

I'm looking for a reading group that would critique my writing.  I'm interested in other people's writing as they work through their rough drafts and try to polish their thoughts.  I'm looking for a group that is willing to consider other points of view respectfully.

I write to help me make sense of life.  Writing gives me a chance to pause and consider all the cultural and environmental influences at work.  In writing, I  discern how to respond instead of react.  If I can write something that is useful to others, helps them understand life in a broader and deeper way, then I want to participate in that exchange.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Sedro Woolley, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Critique, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Lucia (Lucy) Schneck

Not mentnioned above is interest in short and/or flash non-fiction as well.   Besides main focus in memoire/autobiog, I have smaller, short,  non-fiction pieces I would like to try to publish in journals.  I could use help with that.  But my main focus is memoire I'm working on.  

In 2010 ,I retired from instruction and educational administration in urban school district north east in the north east.  In 2017 I finished adjunct teaching  English and ESL writing in the same area.  I have well beyond MA in English Education  (and previously partial MA in Comparative lit) .  Since 2018 I live in central west Florida.  I am working on memoire since about 2014, but in a more structured way only in the last year.  I belong to a Canadian non-fiction zoom group and publishing organization that meets once monthly but it is not nearly enough.  I am picking up more local partners slowly, selectively as well, altho difficult with pandemic.

In addition to professional publications related to my work in literacy and writing education and supervision, I have published travel and feature articles in past.  I am avid traveler and multi lingual, having immigrated here from Europe in infancy.   

I am looking for a group that understands and is interested in memoire/autobiography.  Not  very large.  I seek mostly content and structural feedback at this point, but welcome any kind of tactful, open and insightful feedback.  I like to think I can provide the same.  

 

 

 

Location: 
Dunedin, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, European 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
Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

SOUMYADIPTA BOSU

AMATEUR WRITER...GAMER...FOOTBALLER...STUDENT

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
KOLKATA, WB
India
West Bengal
Genres: 
Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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 for
Encouragement, Inspiration.

meets
Weekly.

My groups: SOUMYADIPTA BOSU

rm mist

Life long poet and nature writer feminista.  Looking for fellow wild spirited ones to explore our native tongues.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Manchester, TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Feminist, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Weekly.

Midwest Review

Basic Information
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
Contact Information
Christopher
Chambers
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Dec 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Hala Alyan, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Nicholas Gulig, Eduardo Halfon, Robert Hedin, Jayson Iwen, George Kalamaras, Dylan Krieger, Michael Martone, Agate Nesaule, Wang Ping, Rita Mae Reese, Catie Rosemurgy, Sam Savage, Vincent Wixon
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$20
Issue Price: 
$20
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

We look for well-crafted, thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind.

Revise your work, proofread, and be professional, patient, and persistent.

mehr kumar

Hello! My name is Mehr and I recently graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Earth Systems and a B.A. with Honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. While I was admitted to an environmental communication master's program, I am taking a break and spending the year working on a novel draft (literary fiction). I was creatively blocked throughout college and did not care for my art and writing the way I wish I had, though I did write a collection of prose poems for which I was awarded honors by my department. I also completed a tutorial at Oxford University in feminist poetry and wrote the first draft of a novel for my capstone project last year which centers women of color and the environment. I love writing and am really in need of a creative community. I have both fiction and poetry workshop experience, so I know I can be helpful to others as well! While I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, I am currently seeking guidance and community around my novel. I am really enjoying the writing process and am slowly uncovering my voice once again and would love to find a safe environment where we can all share and grow our work together!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Portland, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American, Feminist, Indian American, South Asian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Evocations: A Literary and Art Review

Basic Information
Brooklyn
New York
United States
Contact Information
Kim
Coates
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to May 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
40

Evocations Review is seeking work that may address feminism, queer topics, pop-culture, politics, mindfulness, or environmentalism. Evocations is dedicated to publishing works featuring non-mainstream, non-patriarchal, LGBTQ+, PoC voices to promote intersectionality and inclusivity in textual and cultural consumption.

Illuminated Press

Basic Information
6011 Sirrine Road
City: 
Trumansburg
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
14886
Contact Information
Laura
Rowley
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to May 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Illuminated Press is interested in amplifying unheard voices through publishing. Writers of any age and experience whose work explores social, political, and/or economic topics are encouraged to submit.

We are interested in a wide range of genres including experimental and artist book. We consider text, image, materials, and book structure as integral elements. Books feature letterpress printed covers on handmade paper and hand binding.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

The New Guard

Basic Information
PO Box 472
Brunswick
Maine
United States
04011
Contact Information
Shanna
McNair
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Jan 11
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Ralph Ellison, Charles Simic, Richard Blanco, Elizabeth Hand, Mark Doty, Tim Seibles, Rick Moody, Joe Wenderoth, Sharon Olds, Stephen Dunn, Patricia Smith, David Plante, Joe Wenderoth, Chris Abani, John Callahan, Thomas Lynch, Josip Novakovich, Sven Birkerts, Donald Hall, Barbara Hurd, Sarah Braunstein, Jaed Coffin, Adam Braver, Scott Wolven, Shanna McNair, Debra Spark, Dan Marmor, Erin Belieu, John Goldbach, Fred Marchant, Theodore Deppe, Cortright McMeel, Marge Piercy, Maxine Kumin, Madeleine Blais, Tess Gerritsen, Baron Wormser, James Patrick Kelly, Tod Goldberg, Mike Heppner, Michael Kimball and many more.
Issues per Year: 
One
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
Varies
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
35+

We host writing contests in fiction and poetry and welcome international submissions. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer, and create a new dialogue.

**The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writer’s Conference is the editorial arm of the New Guard. More info at www.writershotel.com and www.writershotelweekends.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired. 

The New Guard Vol. X contest judges TNG Editors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, judging both contests. Contest rules: Machigonne Fiction Contest: 5,000 words max, any genre. Knightville Poetry Contest: 150 lines max, any form. Winners in Poetry and Fiction each get a $1,500 prize and publication. Finalists are also published. Final judging is blind. We pay strict attention to word and line count. Unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Fee is $22 per entry.  Deadline is January 11, 2021. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: www.newguardreview.com/bang. All other material is published in print, only in The New Guard.

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