Igor Goldkind

In uncertain times people turn to uncertain means. My work of poetry and art, of fables and philosophies, is aimed at the pandemic of crisis anxiety so many of us are going through right now in our daily lives and in our inner spaces. 

We are all of us and each of us, in this together.  

The sciences provide remedies, but so do the arts.  The ancient Egyptians wrote curative words on fragments of papyrus to feed their burnt ashes to the afflicted. Lacking morphine, Walt Whitman read verses to fallen soldiers on the battlefields of the first Civil War.  At their best, the right words are more than therapeutic, they can be curative. My writing is an attempt to emulate these rituals in administrating remedies for living in these times of crisis, in living with uncertainty. 

Graphic Poetry Collection  IS SHE AVAILABLE? (Chameleon Publishing, 2015)
Latest Collection:  TAKE A DEEP BREATH – Living With Uncertainty  (Chameleon Publishing, 2021)

“Igor takes you into the guts of the pandemic and gives you a tour of the struggles and trials of the everyday environment of the virus that is stalking this dystopian pandemic world of the year 2020. Wide-ranging, he takes you from trans-global to the nightly news of the day that is rocketing past at roller coaster speed, pure emotive emotions so personal that it makes you sit back and wonder at the writing here and what you have just read”. 
– Chris Vannoy - US Beat Poet Laureate 2019

Location: 
San Diego, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Political, Religious/Spiritual, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Susan Comninos

Location: 
Guilderland, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Jewish
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

Yellow Arrow Journal

Basic Information
P.O. Box 102
Glen Arm
Maryland
United States
21057
Contact Information
Kapua
Iao
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Apr 14
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2016
Representative Authors: 
Raga Ayyagari, Linda M. Crate, Margie Deeb, Stephanie Garon, Kimberly Knowle-Zeller, Martha McLaughlin, Rissa Miller, Meesh Montoya, Sarah Nelson, Ann Quinn, Ariele Sieling, Mindy Stokes, Gina Strauss, Taína, Claire Taylor, Naomi Thiers, Gail Thomas, Roz Weaver
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$9.99 paperback, $1.99 electronic
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10-20

Accepted submissions include creative nonfiction, poetry, and cover art by authors that identify as women and must relate to the issue theme and guiding questions, as interpreted by the author. See Submissions Guidelines for more information.

The theme is chosen in-house by the editorial staff and will be announced when submissions open. Submissions are anonymously voted on by staff during the reading period. Accepted authors will receive $10.00 USD and a PDF of the issue they are featured in.

Cecelia Rose

I wrote a book about the mental hospital in my town and I interviewed people who had worked there. It became a community memoire. Mental diseases co-exist with the human condition and only now have they begun to be less stigmatized. The book is titled Under the Red Roof:  One Hundred Years at Northern State Hospital.

I'm looking for a reading group that would critique my writing.  I'm interested in other people's writing as they work through their rough drafts and try to polish their thoughts.  I'm looking for a group that is willing to consider other points of view respectfully.

I write to help me make sense of life.  Writing gives me a chance to pause and consider all the cultural and environmental influences at work.  In writing, I  discern how to respond instead of react.  If I can write something that is useful to others, helps them understand life in a broader and deeper way, then I want to participate in that exchange.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Sedro Woolley, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
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
Critique, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Vince S

Over 30 years ago, I wrote as a hobby on and off.  I became more consistent with writing as a hobby in 2005 when I started my blog and have continued to write posts.  Although I do not write everyday, I have increased my volume of writing and write several times a week. 

In 1989, I was a reporter for a student newspaper, The Racquet.  I gave political analysis as well as writing a headline article about Wisconsin possibly passing a minimum wage in the spring of 1989.  In the last decade, I also wrote for Law Blog Writers, LLC.  I have tutored  and helped high school and college students improve their writing for various assignments and projects.  
I wrote two fictional stories.  One of those stories is 14,600 words in length; the other fictional story written is 5,600 words.  I continue to blog and am writing another fictional story.  
I joined Poets & Writers to improve my writing first and foremost.  I want to be able to publish and earn some money (doesn't be a lot) through writing.  I understand from briefly viewing entries to hire writers that I need to write a longer story than I have ever written before.  

Location: 
Oak Forest, IL
United States
Illinois
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Political, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets
Monthly.

Susan M Lanzoni

My training is in the history of science and religion, and after writing a book on the history of empathy, I would

like to move into more creative nonfiction. I have a few pieces published in Cognoscenti, and at a blog at Psychology Today.

I am working on some pieces that are philosophical, historical and personal, and am trying to figure out what genre I am working in!

I am also an avid reader, and love to read and discuss books for inspiration and for research. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Cambridge, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published a book, 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.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

After Dinner Conversation: Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine

Basic Information
2516 S. Jentilly Lane
Tempe
Arizona
United States
85282
Contact Information
Kolby
Granville
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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: 
2019
Distributors: 
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple Books, Google Books, Readly, Magzter, Zinio, Flipster, Hoopla, Philosophy Documentation Center
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
David Shultz, Michael Rook, Shikhandin, Ana Carolina Pereira, Dean Gessie, Tyler W. Kurt, André Lopes, Frances Howard-Snyder.
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
19.95
Issue Price: 
2.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
6

After Dinner Conversation publishes short stories (1,500-8,000 words), of any genre, that ask interesting ethical and/or philosphical questions in a narrative format.  Basically, we are looking for The Trolley Problem written as a piece of compelling short story fiction.

It is strongly suggested you read our submission guidelines first.  Our guidelines contain information that keep your submission from being being automatically deleted.  Even though we accept any genre, there is a very specific niche we are looking for.

Tipton Poetry Journal

Basic Information
642 Jackson Street
Brownsburg
Indiana
United States
46112
Contact Information
Barry
Harris
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
William Aarnes, Gilbert Allen, Arlene Ang, Shaindel Beers, CL Bledsoe, Leah Browning, Matthew Brennan, Richard Alan Bunch, Edward Byrne, Antonia Clark, Jared Carter, Jessie Carty, Martha Clarkson, Joan Colby, Liz Dolan, William Doreski, Liz Gallagher, Carol Hamilton, Linda Lee Harper, Joseph Heithaus, Paul Hostovsky, Allan Johnstone, Jennifer Juneau, George Kalamaras, JL Kato, Michael Keshigian, Robert S. King, Norbert Krapf, Sarah Layden, Donal Mahoney, Corey Mesler, George Moore, Sally Molini, Erin Murphy, Kristine Ong Muslim, Erin Myers, Mary C. O’Malley, Thomas Alan Orr, Robert Parham, Allan Peterson, Simon Perchik, Richard Pflum, Roger Pfingston, Timothy Pilgrim, Donald Platt, Donna Pucciani, Doug Ramspeck, Stephen R. Roberts, Dennis Saleh, David Shumate, Ray Succre, James Tipton, Shari Wagner, Martin Willitts Jr., Frederick Zydek
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15

Tipton Poetry Journal, located in the heartland of the Midwest, publishes quality poetry from Indiana and around the world.

Poems with the best chance for acceptance are quality free verse which evokes a shared sense of common humanity. The Tipton Poetry Journal is published in Indiana, so themes with a regional focus are encouraged. However, less than 25% of our contributors are from Indiana with a few from outside the United States. Submit 3-5 poems via our submissions manager. If simultaneous submission, please submit each poem separately via http://tiptonpoetryjournal.submittable.com

Tannyj

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Temple City, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual
Languages I write or speak in: 
Thai
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

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