CMWalsh

I write memoir and creative nonfiction and have pieces published in a number of literary and mainstream outlets. I write mostly about life at the intersection of grief and joy, navigating the in-between, and post-traumatic growth, as well as about FH (familial hypercholesterolemia), the genetic lipid disorder that has affected several members of my family. I am currently querying/submitting my memoir, The Full Catastrophe.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
WEST SAND LAKE, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Irish American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Matthew Marquis

I previously wrote marketing and business copy for creative professional firms but have been away from that for a long time. My interests now center on poetry and fiction but I also enjoy humorous essays and history, especially the American Revolution and Colonial America.

I aspire to write far more than I do as I find it very hard to maintain focus so I will write voraciously for brief periods of time and then, poof, completely forget that it was a thing I was doing. My brain is funny this way and has done a fine job of making writing progress really, really difficult.

I've mostly written free-verse poetry over the last year, or so, when I have written but think often about writing essays and book-length fiction but the brain intervenes so I mostly just cobble together fragments of things here and there. It's highly disappointing and painfully frustrating. 

I'm looking to know what strategies for writing work for other people and how to feel like I deserve to prioritize my writing. This is a tall order, but I feel like if any people understand what I'm experiencing it's going to be other writers.

 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
KETTERING, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Fiction
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.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Men Matters Online Journal

Basic Information
Ardent Paramount Enterprise
526, Jalan S2 H13
Park Avenue,
Seremban 2
Malaysia
70300 Seremban
Contact Information
Malachi Edwin
Vethamani
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Oct 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: 
None
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
In our first two issues, we published works by Alfred A. Yuson, Sudeep Sen, Salleh Ben Joned, Shirley Lim, KS Maniam, Aminur Rahman, Abhay K., Shivani Sivagurunathan, Danton Remoto, John McRae, and Mahesh Dattani.
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
Not applicable
Issue Price: 
Not applicable
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-1

Men Matters Online Journal (MMOJ) is a literary journal devoted to topics concerning men, masculinity, gender, culture, politics, sexuality, and challenging men’s roles in traditional patriarchal societies. It is interested in writings that examine what it means to be a man in contemporary society—as fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, partners, lovers, and in all their various shapes and forms.

In general, we prefer creative works that focus on the social, emotional and psychological dimensions of masculinity in the 20th and 21st century. We invite contributions from writers of all genders.

Chestnut Review

Basic Information
213 N. Tioga Street #6751
Ithaca
New York
United States
14850
Contact Information
James
Rawlings
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free

We seek storytellers—not just for fiction, but in all the genres we publish. We love clarity in art, but that doesn’t necessarily mean simplicity. Tell us a story. It could be a story in a poem, an essay, an image, but it is still a story. You tell it because it needs to be told. If you can make us feel the same way, we’ll work together to bring that story to the world.

Sheila K. Elliott

       The work that I've been most satisfied with was written pretty much the traditional way, with the first draft written independently, then revised (several times), and finally presented in a workshop setting for suggestions regarding craft and the overall impact of the piece. I have considerable experience in workshop settings and have attended many non-credit workshops, but I don't have an MFA.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Oak Park, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Short Fiction, Visual Poetry
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 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Margaret Willig Crane

For more than 20 years, I have been working as a writer-for-hire, mostly on a freelance basis. Instead of writing articles for magazines and newspapers, I've written them for organizations: mostly hospitals, science-based nonprofits, disease research/advocacy foundations, and academia. Hey, it's a living, if not a great one. When I was younger, though, I had other ambitions and other aspirations. I wrote poignant essays that garnered much praise in classes and workshops, and I fully intended to continue on that path in the real world. Essays, book reviews (I have had just one published), poetry (one of mine made it to the top 25 in Writers Digest's annual competition), and a memoir were part of the plan. But financial worries and psychological impediments blocked my way. Many of my ideas died on the vine, and now the whole vinyard is withered. Can it be brought back to life? Well, that's the question. 

By the way, I'm also an experienced editor, having worked on books by individual authors as well as professional journal articles. I believe I could contribute meaningfully to a writing group's dynamic through supportive input and constructive suggestions. On the older side (to say the least--I just turned 73!), I just might be the "wise elder" in a group of millennials or gen-xers! Or I could be in a less age-diverse older group. 

Plus I'm lively, diplomatic, imaginative, and generous with my time and energy.

I have a feeling that a writing group could be a game-changer for me--a great antidote to the solitary nature of the writing life and the self-doubt that creeps in with too much solitude. It could also provide the nourishment my old, dried-out vinyard needs so that it could start producing fabulous new wine.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
NEW YORK, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
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 8.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Nicki Richesin

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner
27 West 20th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011

Press Pause

Basic Information
201 N. Front St. Ste. 514
Wilmington
North Carolina
United States
28401
Contact Information
Sofie
Harsha
Founder and Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
A.J. Gnuse, Alyse Knorr, Raye Hendrix, Maryann Aita, Kathryn M. Barber, Yuan Changming, Michael Colbert, Diana Clark, Marisa Crane, Katherine O'Hara, Michael Ramos, Yong Takahashi, Sidney Wollmuth
Issues per Year: 
1-2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
$8
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
20-25

We aim to publish art and words for the future by artists and writers who believe they're carrying, on their hunched-over-computer shoulders, a pretty heavy yet very pretty burden—to offer us all a way into ourselves so that we may come back out with the wisdom required for positive change as individuals, and as a society. All accepted work will appear both online and in print.

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We aren’t certain there is “good” and “bad” art—only honest and dishonest art… but we’ll get back to you on that. Suffice it to say, we really don’t want to be gatekeepers. We want to be a blank canvas. 

Press Pause will never have a social media account. It will never promote itself (or get into online debates) on social media, so that the art that is shared can be appreciated within the embrace of a lovely now-uncommon silence. 

Submitting to Press Pause will always be free.

Fecund

Basic Information
Los Angeles
California
United States
Contact Information
Meg
Cook
Co-EIC
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jul 5 to Sep 26
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Chloe M. Blog , Cypress Marrs, Hannah Berger, Amos Marie, Deng ZiYan, 'Imipono Kenyata, Sunshine Barbito, Noa Mendoza, Mitchell Glidden, Colleen Burner.
Issues per Year: 
3
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-10

Fecund highlights exceptional works of new abundance. The magazine is a medium through which writers and visual artists are exquisitely showcased and paid for their work. Fecund publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, theory, criticism, fashion writing, and visual art via interdisciplinary media (text, audio, video, new media).

Although we don’t conform to one aesthetic, we respond to work that challenges traditional forms or embraces liminality.

Small Print Magazine

Basic Information
P. O. Box 71956
Richmond
Virginia
United States
23255-1956
Contact Information
Steve
Brannon
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
✍ Mona Awad ∙ Jorie Graham ∙ Nick Lowe ∙ Wallace Stegner ∙ Steven Millhauser ∙ Ron Rash ∙ David Sedaris ∙ William Carlos Williams ∙ E. L. Doctorow ∙ Miriam Toews ∙ Marilynne Robinson ∙ Charles Portis ∙ Bill Bryson ∙ Joan Didion ∙ James Gleick ∙ Rebecca Solnit ∙ Jared Diamond ∙ Kim Addonizio ∙ Barbara Kingsolver ∙ Stephen Jay Gould ∙ William Gibson ∙ Annie Dillard ∙ Carl Sagan ∙ Anne Lamont ∙ Richard Dawkins ∙ Terry Pratchett ∙ T.S. Eliot ∙ e.e. cummings ∙ W.H. Auden ∙ Robert Frost ∙ Lawrence Ferlinghetti ∙ Emily Dickinson ∙ Allen Ginsberg ∙ Kurt Vonnegut ∙ Joseph Mitchell ∙ John O'Hara ∙ Flannery O'Connor ∙ Tom Sharpe ∙ Pete Dexter ∙ Kenneth Rexroth ∙ Dawn Powell ∙ Art Spiegelman ∙ Robert Crumb ∙ Harvey Pekar ∙ Franz Kafka ∙ Anton Chekhov ∙ David Lodge ∙ Katherine Mansfield ∙ Annie Proulx ∙ Hester Kaplan ∙ Nicole Krauss ∙ Katherine Anne Porter ∙ E.B. White ∙ John Cheever ∙ Raymond Carver ∙ Donald Hall ∙ John Updike ∙
Issues per Year: 
Varies / Article-based & Annual Issues
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
Website Free, No Paywalls. Ebook edition varies.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers and artists, features contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, cartoons, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, writing & publishing news, and more.

Read Small Print Magazine online. Submit only finished material. See our website for guidelines: https://smallprintmagazine.com/submissio...

Exclusive submissions are read first. We make no response-time guarantee for simultaneous submissions.

7/5/2021 Update
Submissions are currently closed for the following:
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.

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