Richard Hartwell

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

22455 Kinross Lane
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
951 242 7105

Author's Bio

Rick Hartwell is a retired middle school (remember the hormonally-challenged?) English teacher living in Moreno Valley, California. He believes in the succinct, that the small becomes large; and, like the Transcendentalists and William Blake, that the instant contains eternity. Given his “druthers,” if he’s not writing, Rick would rather still be tailing plywood in a mill in Oregon.

He has been published in: Empirical Magazine, Newtowner Magazine, Birmingham Arts Magazine, Camel Saloon, Bamboo Forest, Stray Branch, Everyday Fiction, Everyday Poets, Torrid Literature Journal, Flashquake, Steam Ticket, Burnt Bridge, Indigo Rising, Toucan Magazine, Lowestoft Chronicle, Thoughtsmith, Rainbow Rose, Greensilk Journal, Shine Journal, Poppy Road Review, and others, both in print and e-zine

Published chapbooks: The Sea Turtle (Fiction, The Bactrian Room,, and Kindle Books); This Way to the Egress (Poetry, Books on Blog #24,; and, Vietnam Flashbacks: A Personal Memoir (Literary Non-Fiction, Burnt Bridge: Those Who Served, D-Day Issue,, and Kindle Books).

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

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Birmingham Arts Journal
Einstein's Pocket Watch
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Hazard Cat
The Greensilk Journal


Empirical Magazine
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Midwest Literary Magazine


Journals: ,
Burning Word
Enhance Magazine
The Camel Saloon
The Stray Branch
The Toucan Magazine
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Poppy Road Review (Best of the Net, 2011)

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Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Veterans
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Balboa Island/Gilroy, CA
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Last update: May 03, 2013