Patti Ross aka little pi

I'm a late bloomer to dedicated writing. In July 2021 my first collection of poetry will be published. I tend to write pulling from my ancestors spirit's of trauma and marginalization. I often write about what haunts me.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Ellicott City, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
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
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Gala Gabirondo

I wrote and published books and articles on the political economy of hunger for twenty years and have now crossed over to fiction... a healthy, but difficult, transition. My present project is a novel of historical fiction based on the diaspora of my own family as they fled fascism and poverty, and confonted the Great Depression, the Spanish Civil War, WWII, and, eventually their own "success" in postwar USA. Set in Navarra, Madrid, Puerto Rico, Germany, New York and California, it spans five generations  and is recounted in an interwoven series of imagined, first person reflections by real family members while on their deathbed. I intersperse these with my own reflections, which are chapters that read like short stories. This project has required significant historical research, extensive family interviews, and lot of pure invention as I fill in the gaps of what I don't know--which is significant.

I would like to share passages of this work-in-progress, as well as read and comment on the work of othersin the writing group. While the project could use advice on structure and voice, more than anything, I just need to know if the characters are as real to the reader as they are to me. Since the book is a mix of fact and fiction, I also need to know when the facts are getting in the way of the story. Any and all critiques on style will be gratefully accepted.

I was a good writer of non-fiction. I'd like to become a good writer of fiction.

Kind regards,

Gala Gabirondo

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Graton, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Historical, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

nansierra

I write poetry and lyric essays, mostly about the natural world and environmental issues. Occasionally, about political topics.  I'm interested in exploring types of sentience, the meaning of "presence," and the intersection of science and spirituality--as well as the upheavals of climate change.  

My fiction was published in The Kenyon Review (years ago.) Most recently, I was the featured poet of the month in the Kosmos Journal newsletter  https://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/featu...

I have an MA but not in creative writing. I've taken several university writing courses, participated in two ongoing writing workshops and enjoy working supportively with others to deepen our work and make it shine.

 

Originally from the U.S., I now live on a working-toward sustainable farm in the northern highlands of Tanzania. We're on the edge of a forest where elephants wander (as do I when they are not around.) Given the distance and time zone differences, my participation is limited to online workshops at feasible times.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Tanzania
Genres: 
Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Workshop, Submissions, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Phia

Hello! My name is Phia and I'm excited about joining a writer's group. I'm somewhat new to writing poetry and this is the first time I will be sharing some of my work. I'm looking for support, advice, and critique, as well as a community of writers to share the process with. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and writing with more consistency. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
LGBTQ Voices, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, Italian American, LGBTQ
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Italian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

sjb3

Hi everyone!

I am a relatively new writer, as new as you can be I guess, in terms of deciding life is in my own hands and I have to make my voice heard. I am working towards a Ph.D. in Philosophy; I have this general mindset that we're all animals and we all hurt and we all feel pleasure and no one is wrong because of the amount of time we hold those feelings. It's only human, you know?

I am a talk-talk-talker, it's put me into deadly situations. My spirit is down, for now, so I'm working my way out. The opposite of talking is writing, essentially, right? Pun not intended, but I am funny by nature. I am light-hearted. People aren't bad people because they do bad things, by Newton's Third Law, the worse of actions creates an equal in kind action. I tend to forget about intention also operating, though, so... I digress. 

ANYWAY- I'm trying to find my voice. I am great with research and argumentative essay, but apparently, no one understands the structure of debate, or at least they don't understand the beauty of it. For someone that feels this need to get their message across, as I do, writing is the solution here on Earth. That is proven, even computers operate by language humans comprehend. Fingers crossed that we start studying more of human perception because we did discover wavelengths no horizontally-aligned creature ever had, thanks to our vertical spines, but whatever... oh no, I digress again. Do you see what it's like in here? This mind man... it doesn't shut the hell up. (BTW that's another pun, on Hell this time. HA.)

LET'S TRY AGAIN- I need a non-academic way to express my view of life. It is something of beauty and pleasure and it should be shared. Academia, I hope, one day, is restored to the highest honor and regard, but for now, it is make-believe worlds that people seek out. Or an awesome memoir or recollection of a history made into a Netflix documentary. 

I have this grasp on how humanity could function, I see this world that's equal in beauty and in ugly that is also controlled or not causing Earth to be burning us off the planet in a "same-difference" kind of way that the dinosaurs were. There's history and philosophy and, you know, sociological studies behind this if common sense is lacking in that obvious truth. So history is also involved, along with science and humanities (the foundation of sciences). 

I believe the best way to express this would be through speculative fiction, but my mind has had a hard time not going into an extremely realistic and of-our-time-and-Earth rant to keep it focused on portraying it into a fictional world. Do you know what I mean? Being too personal and relative has landed me in danger, I guess. 

I guess my writing should face the fear I'm under now, too! Look at that! I figured it out! 

Now I just need to practice my writing... 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Overland Park, KS
United States
Kansas
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Nonfiction, Political, 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 for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Daily.

B. Rolagen

Entity interested in the dynamics and point of it all. Explore and peer.

Location: 
Dusseldorf
Germany
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Political, Pop Culture, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, War, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) a PhD program, Have workshop experience
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
Other.

joliex.b

I left college in 2015 to get more involved in activism. Through that process I read many texts from the left of the political spectrum including Marxist, Post-Modern, and Classic liturature. Some of my favorite writers are Wilhelm Reich author of The Mass Psychology of Fascism, Jean Baudrillard and Guy Debord. I also study history and am a big fan of speeches by revolutionaries like Fred Hampton, Pedro Albuizu Campos, and Tupac Shakur. 

I enjoy writing prose poetry and poetry. That is most of what is on my blog Bricity.xyz along with some spiritual essays. I've written political zines on topics of abolition specifically relating to movements in NYC. I have links to those zines available as well. I'm looking for fellow motivated writers writing for a new world based on ideas relating to anti-authoritarianism, new age spirituality, and communal structures for living. I also enjoy writing social critique like the Frankfurt School and The Situationsits, either as short reflections or longer essays and zines. 

I've yet to be published in a mainstream capacity; only self printing my own essays to distribute at events. I'd like to join a writers group to feel more connected to the world as I write my first book, and share feedback on works with each other. Over time with enough chemistry I know a writers group for a new world would gain trust with an important audience who will interact with our vision and carry on the legacy of intelligent life here on earth.  

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Love, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Mixed Race
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Lascaux Review

Basic Information
3155 Pebble Beach Dr #10
Conway
Arkansas
United States
72034
Contact Information
Stephen
Parrish
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Philip Appleman, Hélène Cardona, Brendan Constantine, Joseph Fasano, Tony Hoagland, Lee Martin, Maggie Smith
Issues per Year: 
One

The Lascaux Review provides a showcase for emerging and established writers and artists. Annual contests are conducted in flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Please send your work via Submittable, according to the guidelines. We cannot process submissions via mail or email.

Michael Comiskey

I live in a semi-rural part of Pennsylvania.  I'm interested in critiquing others' poetry in my areas of interest (formal, nature, political and regional poetry) and in having others with similar interests critique my own poetry.

Location: 
Connellsville, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Formal Poetry, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Regional
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

yboricuay

Greetings!  I identify as Latinx which is important to my writing.  Looking for other BIPOC writers in my area.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Washington, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Feminist, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
BIPOC, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Puerto Rican
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Inspiration.

meets
Monthly.

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