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Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Nassau, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Erotica, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Visual Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
Caribbean
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Writing exercises, Accountability partners.

C.J.

I have been writing since I was a teenager, over 4 decades now. As a kid, my dream was to write books. I read everything I could get my hands on and the library was my favorite place. I cannot exist without writing; I kind of dissolve, thin out, puddle off, if I don't get words on a page each day. I journal pretty intensely every morning (about 5 a.m.). I also have my writing projects, and write a lot of poetry. Yet it is one of my biggest secrets, this wanting to be a writer. I have a full-time day job with a long commute, and I have a family - a busy life. At times, my writing time feels like stealing away from "responsibility". But if I don't catch the words circling around my mind, in my body, in my space, it's like I am not able to breathe. I've been chicken about trying to publish, and may have an overly cruel nagging  voice in my head about what I "produce". However, I am working on a poetry collection that I hope to soon submit for a chapbook, or a contest. I also have a novel in my head, only 2 chapters so far written. I joined a small online writing group a year ago and enjoy doing the prompts, have gotten some amazing critiques and much encouragement. I also have discovered that I love creative, supportive critiquing. I think I am also fairly good at editing; I edit scientific manuscripts on my job. I won spelling bees as a kid. What am I looking for in a writing group? I just sense that I would like to move on out of my little cubby hole, really try my writing muscles a little more, interact with other writers, and learn to take myself a little more seriously through that interaction. But also - to have fun at writing with and for others.

My educational background: I was an English major (bachelor) and translate German/English, too (fluent in German, live as an expat there, but my mother tongue is American English).

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Hannover, NI
Germany
Niedersachsen
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, German
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

RachRona

I'm a writer with ten years of experience. For my day job, I work with businesses to help them write and edit a variety of content from thought leadership pieces, to blog posts, to interactives. I also work with a trade publisher doing manuscript reviews---which I love! 

Even though I spend my days writing, I want to carve out more time for my personal writing projects. I'm looking for a writing group that meets regularly and is interested in sharing work and offering feedback and encouragement. I'd also love to talk about experiences trying to get work published. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine

Basic Information
2200 NE 16th Ct
Ft. Lauderdale
Florida
United States
33305
Contact Information
Marlen
Harrison
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2021
Distributors: 
AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Bill Doan, Shanita Mitchell, Jay Meadows, Crystal Sands, Guillermo Gil, Sandra Faulkner, Tala Toubassi
Issues per Year: 
Ongoing
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We welcome new and student voices.

The AutoEthnographer is an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed literary and arts magazine dedicated to presenting the creative side of autoethnography, a qualitative research method that unites autobiography and ethnography by utilizing lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. ISSN: 2833-1400

We welcome inquiries to our editor@theautoethnographer.com. Please see our Submissions page for more information about publishing; our Work with Us page to learn about volunteering; Our Team page to learn about our editorial board; & our Community to interact with others.

Clara

Hello,

I really love writing. I have always done it as a hobby but never really shared much of my writing. I have recently redescoved my love for a lot of my hobbies after a battle with depression. I know enjoy opening talking and writing about my story, feelings, and personal journey not only to find a community I feel understood in. But also in hopes of potentially helping someone else on their journey. After a few rough attempts at getting back into writing I felt a new cheerful desire to share my stories and poems. As supportive as my friends are they don't quite understand the art of it. I am looking for a place to share and talk with people who see and understand more then just the words on the page.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Bloomfield, IA
United States
Iowa
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
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.

My groups: Bards Unbound

Jakester

I have just quit my job and I am diving into this adventure of calling myself a writer.  I am looking for a group that wants to discuss the ups and downs of this creative life.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Minnesota
Genres: 
Nature/Environmental, Poetry
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
My groups: Benjamin Bards

Haley Mak.

Hello! I am a fairly young writer looking to meet and converse with fellow writers who have experience in the the industry and the craft itself. I have been working on my first novel for about two years now and am very excited to dive deeper and deeper into this story and therefore, into myself. Any advice, tips, criticisms, and comments are encouraged and greatly appreciated. 

My favorite genres are Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Romance, and a couple of my favorite authors include Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, James Patterson, and Leigh Bardugo. These writers have been a huge inspiration to me when it comes to worldbuilding and character development, and if you are someone who enjoys writing in genres like these, I would love to read your work too! 

I am so excited and fortunate to be able to join the writing community so early in life, and I can't wait to continue my journey alongside all you other amazing writers. 

-Haley Mak. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Fiction, Love, Nature/Environmental, Poetry
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
Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Camas Magazine

Basic Information
University of Montana
Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A
Missoula
Montana
United States
59812
Contact Information
Mark
Sundeen
Faculty Advisor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Oct 1
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1992
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Over nearly a quarter century of publication, we have been honored to feature the work of emerging writers alongside pieces by established authors such as Bryce Andrews, Rick Bass, Wendell Berry, Judy Blunt, Brian Doyle, William duBuys, David James Duncan, Derrick Jensen, William Kittredge, Bill McKibben, Ellen Meloy, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, Sharman Apt Russell, Eva Saulitis, Annick Smith, Kim Stafford and Kim Todd.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$16/ year
Issue Price: 
$8.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~10

Camas aims to cultivate fresh ideas and perspectives while remaining rooted in the landscapes and traditions of art and literature in the American West. Founded by Environmental Studies graduate students at the University of Montana in 1992, Camas is a biannual literary magazine that remains student-run. Our mission is to cultivate a community of writers and artists dedicated to land health and cultural resilience in the American West. 

jtommyj

I have one published work, a poetry collection entitled growth which I self-published through Amazon when I was seventeen and to-date has sold 57 copies. I also delivered a spoken-word TEDx poem for TEDxNCState, which is published on both the TED website and the official TEDx Talks Youtube channel! My writing comfort zone typically involves poetry, mental health, and trauma recovery, as well as nature and environmental themes. My social media presence is @jtommyj and @jtommyjcreates on Instagram and @tommybbyboy on Twitter!

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, LGBTQ, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

My groups: Benjamin Bards

Chopsy

I live poetry and currently write with several different groups/people. Am looking to expand my circle of poets and thus to expand my craft through inspiration with other poets and having other poets' eyes on my work. Hearing their responses, as I give mine to theirs.

I like to do generative work with writers, and then possibly other sessions for revision and critique.

I can lead fun exercises and am very collaborative, love being led as well.

I have a BA in creative writing from 1984, and since then have been learning independently. It's time to work more in tandem with other passionate poets.

I'm looking for people who are expanding the world of their own writing through risk, adventure, and dedication.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Santa Cruz, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Experimental, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, LGBTQ, Polish American, Scotch-Irish American
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 8.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

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