Catherine Karnitis

I'm a recent graduate of an MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco, where I completed a Poetry Thesis.  I'm looking to join a writing group centered on poetry.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Taos, NM
United States
New Mexico
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Love, Magical Realism, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets
Bi-weekly.

Elijah X.A. Esquivel

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Robstown, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Translation, Visual Poetry, War, Young Adult

Irish American Writers & Artists

 Irish American Writers & Artists was started in 2008 by Malachy McCourt with in-person salons twice a month in New York City. I was a new playwright in NYC when I found them in 2014 and it really helped launch my playwrighting career and find community. We are an all-inclusive group and are now back to in-person salons once a month in the city and another virtual salon where we get writers and artists from all around the world!

Location: 
New York, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Regional, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Visual Poetry, War, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
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
Reading.

meets
Bi-monthly.

Gloria Lopez

Natalie Goldberg workshops.

A two person writing group ( couple?). We connected because we both write using code switching--English /Spanish as well as So Texas Taumalipas dialect and colloquiumisms. Looking for poetry and fiction writing group. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Edinburg, TX
United States
Texas
Genres: 
Fiction, Poetry, Regional
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Writing exercises.

meets
Monthly.

8th & Atlas Publishing

Basic Information
911 Walnut St.
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Christina
De Paris
Co-founder & CEO
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Jan 31
May 1 to May 30
Sep 1 to Sep 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

8th & Atlas Publishing is an international small press that is actively extending the cultural and creative spirit of the literary world. The family-run publishing house was established in 2020 by three siblings who maintain a love for storytelling and original writing styles. The aim of this outfit is to produce and share with the world bold works of merit and mastery penned by a community of champion writers. 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1–4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

John Schelling Pollock

Community support and critiques, à la workshops. 

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Shoreline , WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Formal Poetry, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Ohm Journal

Basic Information
3600 N Duke St.
Suite #1038
Durham
North Carolina
United States
27704
Contact Information
Jonathan
Kelly
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2022
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Richard D. Wolff, Ruth Dickey, Elizabeth Sylvia, Ava Robinson
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 10

Ohm Journal is dedicated to publishing works of progressive literature, criticism, poetry, and art. The editors don’t make distinctions between these because they believe in the democratization of the written word. 

We do not wish to publish works that merely interpret the world around us, rather works that seek to change it for the better.  We desire to break down the modern information bubbles that alienate us from one another. We seek passionate expressions of lived experience and sincere attempts to grapple with substantive issues. If you, like us, yearn to create a just and equitable society—rejecting the current trajectory toward fascism and neoliberalism, or simply wish to engage with our articles, then send your stuff to submissions@ohmjournal.com and feel free to reach out to us on social media! 

Raven Chronicles Press

Basic Information
15528 12th Avenue NE
City: 
Shoreline
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98155-6226
Contact Information
Phoebe
Bosche
Managing Editor/Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Temporarily closed to submissions

Raven Chronicles strives to publish and showcase work that embodies the cultural diversity of writers and artists; work that expresses family and forebears; work that connects with the soil, water, and air of place and home. To this end, they publish the work of traditional storytellers, along with experimental work in emerging forms of art and literature.

Starting in 2023, Raven will publish one chapbook a year by a BIPOC writer. Genre to be determined.

Representative Authors: 

Recovery Café-Seattle Students, Carolyne Wright, Ibrahim Al-Masri, Tess Gallagher, Melissa Kwasny, Gary Copeland Lilley, Claudia Castro Luna, Lawrence Matsuda, Dunya Mikhail, Tiffany Midge; Carletta Carrington Wilson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
One to two
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
IngramSpark, Amazon US and Foreign, Raven Chronicles Website
Publishing type: 

Julia Kennedy

Hello, fellow writers! I'm looking to "find my people" after many years isolating as a writer. Bad me for doing that!

I graduated from a Master's Program in English 10 years ago, in which I wrote a collection of fiction for my final project. Since then, I've written and edited an 86,000 word memoir about my experience as a wildland firefighter as a young woman. I also started a blog, Hidden Stories, in which I interview homeless people, overlooked people, or write about  unusual places. I've published a few pieces of writing (poetry, flash-fiction, memoir excerpt) online during this time. I've also been involved in performance art -- specifically community theatre and voiceover. I am a full-time Special Education teacher in the Boston area and a part-time college writing instructor.

In educating myself about what it takes to be published, I've learned that my approach to reading and writing needs to be different. I need to find peers whose work is similar to mine and I need to start joining the conversation.

Authors who have deeply inspired me over the past five years, (working backwards from what I'm currently reading) are Matthew Vollmer, Molly McCulley Brown, Jamie Wright, Rachel Held Evans, Lynn Nottage, Stephen Adly Gurguis, Kaleefa Sanneh, Laurie Anderson (performance artist but also a writer to me and I have to have her on this list), Rachel Kushner, Otessa Moshfegh, Lucas Hnath, Annie Baker, Sharon Olds and Christian Wiman. Many of these are playwrights, a nod to my love of theatre and dialogue.

If I could distill what I care deeply about, what I'm hungry to read more about, and what my yet-to-be-published memoir touches on, it is this: people who have grown up in privilege and know it, who are fighting to get out of numbness into a fuller lives, to escape the sheen of protection that covers them and enter into truly living, not afraid to be counted among the broken and hurting and disappointed. People who believe in God and in the richness of what humans have wrought -- music and art in all its madness, people who want to push the edge of what it means to be devout, but know in their hearts that this world is not all there is. People who often make others and others' opinions their god, who have made sexuality and desirability and youth their gods, and are trying to break free of that. People who want to relate to their bodies in a new way. People who want to be true children of God in this world and who know that doing so will take them to uncomforable places -- often this means to cities, to subcultures, to what seems mundane and is infused with magic.

Thank you for letting me share and I look forward to getting to know you!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Pop Culture, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, 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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Monthly.

Tea With Coffee Media

Basic Information
7181 Durant Ave NE
City: 
Leland
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
28451
Contact Information
Tyler
Wittkofsky
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Founded in 2021 by husband and wife team Grace and Tyler Wittkofsky, Tea With Coffee Media is a team of indie authors, designers, and editors who have a goal of helping indie media producers make their dreams become a reality. Their modest press has aspirations to help as many indie media producers succeed as possible.

Representative Authors: 

Natalie Bartley, K Kalor, Destiny Swallows, Ruby Marley, Tyler Wittkofsky, Kelsey Lovelady, Clarissa Cottrill, Jess Sadler, JT Cunningham, BT Harris, and Kathryn Malcolm.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
IngramSpark
Publishing type: 

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