asorrentino

I am interested in meeting like-minded poets for periodic sessions where we can share and provide feedback on each others' work, offer encouragement and insights about what keeps us motivated to keep writing. Serious minded folks who, like me, have spent a lifetime reading and thinking about what it means to be an artist despite the isolation and misunderstandings that are entailed. I am less interested in publishing than I am in being satisfied in my heart that the writing is the best I can do. I am also old enough to consider my inspirational forebears those poets active during that last century. People like Roethke, Levertov, Olson, the San Francisco poets, Merwin, Cummings, Rich, Wright, and so on. And of course Emily Dickinson. I have published in a handful of small journals and self-published a chapbook within the past couple of years. I have also attended workshops at a number of places, including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Juniper at UMass, and was accepted to Kenyon Summer Writing workshop this year. I have no intention of enrolling in an MFA program, though if it weren't for the cost...who knows?

Location: 
Holyoke, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
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, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

CYoungXIV

Hello!

My name is Cherelle. I'm a poet and a writer. I've been writing ever since I was in elementary school. It's truly my passion. My degree is is for Creative Writing for Entertainment. I graduated almost 5 years ago but have been having a little trouble actually writing something. I have made progress recently. I'm currenlty working on my first poetry book. I have attmepted to do a fiction book but it was a lot harder than I thought it was. I'm hoping these groups will help to inspire me and learn new things. I'm always looking to improve.

Location: 
Glen Burnie, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Fiction, Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Tips.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Audrey T. Williams

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Oakland, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, South Asian, Southeast Asian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Accountability partners.

Juniper - A Poetry Journal

Basic Information
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M6C 3Y5
Contact Information
Lisa
Young
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Sep 14
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: 
2017
Distributors: 
Available online only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Lorna Crozier, Rhea Tregebov, Jacob Scheier, Suzanne Lummis, Molly Peacock, Susan Musgrave, Robyn Sarah, Marge Piercy, Fiona Tinwei Lam.
Issues per Year: 
3
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies per issue.

We seek poetry that deepens our understanding of ourselves and the world(s) we live in. We want poetry that renews us, that fortifies us, that makes us come back to ourselves.

Samples of poems we love and can’t imagine the world doing without include: “Looking West from Laguna Beach at Night,” by Charles Wright, “Let Evening Come,” by Jane Kenyon, and “won’t you celebrate with me,” by Lucille Clifton.

Subgenres: 

pumpkinbisque

Hi! I'm a budding poet with a few years of experience and a lot of passion. I've been published in my school's little literary journal and worked in workshop-based poetry classes. I love love love to read and write poems!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Variety Pack

Basic Information
208 North Street
Buffalo
New York
United States
14201
Contact Information
J.B.
Stone
Founding Editor & Reviews Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 15
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: 
2019
Representative Authors: 
Tara Campbell, Justin Karcher, Mike Chin, Alan Chazaro, Matthew Bookin, Jazz De Nero, Deon Robinson, Travis Tate, Trina Young, Anna Coopserstone, Mileva Anastasiadou, Khalisa Rae
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
18-22

We at Variety Pack try to live up to our namesake! A bedrock of diverse voices, expressing a variety of arts & letters. We are open to both genre and literary. We have an aesthetic, but it's a broad atlas rather than a narrow stream!

Please read our guidelines carefully! Read previous issues, but also feel free to send us something that we haven't published yet. Note* Reading periods will be subject to change. As of next month, we will be reading for our fifth issue!

Rod

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Filipino American
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Bill Waters

Hi! My name is Bill Waters, and I love to write! Over the years, I've carved out a small but vibrant space for myself mainly in the areas of Japanese-style micropoetry, photo and video poetry, ekphrastic poetry, found verse, and compressed prose. My work has appeared in print and online in numerous established, up-and-coming, and aspiring niche publications, as well as on signs as part of public poetry installations.

Are there any writers out there who like to write collaboratively? It's fun! There are two-person and three-person rengay (Japanese-style micropoetry that employs alternating stanzas); multiperson "exquisite corpse" poems, where writers are given only the last word of the preceding stanza as a prompt; two-person tapestry poems, in which two poems -- one written by each participant -- are shuffled together into one poem, and other possibilities. 

Why write collaboratively? It's interactive; it's friendly; it stirs up the creative juices; and it can lead to some remarkably good (and publishable!) results. I'm game... Are you?  :- )

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Pennington, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Formal Poetry, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, White
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
Workshop.

meets
Monthly.

EvanAButler

Hello! My writing experience has been a great one. My knidergarten teacher told my mother that I was a natural storyteller but I didn't realize my passion for writing until the 7th grade. I was the kid in the back of the classroom, afraid to speak because of a stutter so I wrote everything down. I have been attached to pen and paper every since. I would like to improve my poetry, specifically, and I am really looking for honest and open feedback. I would love to be a part of a writing group that is willing to give blunt feedback; not just handed out compliments. Thank you!! Can't wait to meet you :)

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
New Orleans, LA
United States
Louisiana
Genres: 
Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, White
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, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

Kris Robinson

I'm a long-time writer, but have only ever published what I write on my personal blog. I am currently working on a piece of fiction based on my family's story and also starting what I think will be a memoir. I use poetry writing as a personal tool to stretch and grow, and am thinking about creating a volume of my work at some point. 

Basically I'm a newbie who wants to surround herself with lots of talented, fun people who are doing similar things.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Gig Harbor, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Fiction, Poetry
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
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

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