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Bestselling author of Charcoal, Derelict and Ghosted, and the Lessons of a Student Midwife series. Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2020.
Writer. Editor. Tea Drinker. Mango Eater.
Growing up in the dreamy plains where tornadoes and imagination roam, Amber has always been filled with a creative streak and you’ll never catch her without a notebook.
Though she adores the end...
A mechanical engineer and aspiring author from Israel. Volunteer, sailor, maker, procrastinator. A constant learner and a serial project abandoner.
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I want to write stories that make people more alive.
Full-time English tutor, avid reader, aspiring author and a bit of an art nut.
Feedback, both good feedback and (gulp) constructive criticism is appreciated.
What happened to this place? There used to comments, discussions, constructive criticism. Now it's just clicking a "like" button.
Still studying. Still trying (to accomplish something). Still writing. Still unfinished. Still alive, though.
Name: Waverley Stark (yes like Tony Stark, no it's not fake).
Age: Born in the year 2000
Occupation: Charmingly exhausted college student who wears too many mesh shirts and really needs to qu...
Anastasia is a girl drowning in the waters of poetry, gobbling up the salt of short stories. Pray her cells don't swell!
I'm one of those who lie to write. It isn't always the best, but for me, it's fun. Short stories are a challenge that I willingly take on to learn how to condense to the fewest words with the most ...
Just Write...somebody coined the term, patented it, made magnets. I slapped one on to remind me. You can't revise what you haven't written. free write...Just Write. Kaizen.
Teacher, writer, OCD-er. In a close relationship with my laptop. Getting a little thesaurus action on the side. Chasing down that elusive perfect line.
I mostly write science fiction, or stories that involve wild animals or the natural world and the place Homo sapiens has in it. I read nonfiction for the most part, specifically in the broad subjec...
Copy editor by day, American Gothic enthusiast by night.
I am a professional Content Writer and have five published books. I love to guide other writers along their writing journey. I run a blog The Time is Write and a Facebook Group, The ...
Caution: stories may contain swear words and scenes of an upsetting nature. But also jokes.
Raised by diplomats, currently living in Hove, England, Karen is a former copywriter now turning her ...
Hopefully, when we meet, I'll tell you about the stories I adore and you'll tell me about the idea burning in your head. And we'll both be glad we didn't give up.
I hope you don't stop writing!
Hi lovely people!
To be honest I have no idea what to write in a bio...
I have been writing for my entire life. It all began really with 'Little Women' and the fact that Meg kept a diary. I lov...
My work has appeared on the Freelancers Union blog. It has also appeared in BirdWatching Magazine, Best Poets of 2019, Upon Arrival, and Teen Ink Magazine. I do quite a bit of ghostwriting as well....
Freelance health journalist now focusing on creative writing. Bass and melodica player.
My name is Dayna, I'm a judge for Reedsy and an author, not only do I enjoy creating works of fiction but I love reading them too! :D
An aspiring author who has an equal love for reading and writing. :)
I hold a BA from the University of Toronto with a specialization in English Literature and I'm currently pursuing a certifica...
Hi! I'm B.W. and it is nice to meet you. I am a freelance virtual assistant and content writer. I love to be creative, but I can never slow my mind down long enough to get the story out. That's why...
To give the words in my head a place,
Somewhere to belong
Because I think they can be beautiful
Hong Kong-born adoptee and published writer. I draw my characters from a variety of ages, backgrounds, and eras.I look forward to reading your stories!
My name is Henery X (long)
I'm 56 years young.
I was born, raised, and still reside in Detroit, Michigan.
I've been writing creatively for just over 26 years.
I currently have three books, a...
Journalist by day, fiction writer by night. Loves nothing more than a good story, but is frequently distracted by her dog.
English major, servant and follower of Jesus, occasional writer
Copywriter living in NYC. Currently working on first novel.
Millennial writer who is passionate about mental health. Semicolon and Oxford comma enthusiast.
Pansexual and Proud
19 years old
Amateur writer who dreams of writing something great
I am an emerging writer based in Northern Arizona. I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in English and American Literature and an MBA in Global Business. By day, I run the Northern Arizona branch...
I'm a freelance writer/editor and blogger. Random stuff happens, I write about it: https://wordpress.com/view/mylifeisacautionarytale.wordpress.com. I'm also published on SharpHeels.com and Jottful...
I write stuff in the margins of my days Sometimes stories, sometimes whole novels, occasionally poems
I love stark imagery, and dialogue
Sometimes my stories are set in Kalathan, a country I made...
scout wants to write stories about the hard things but she doesn't have the courage.
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Watched watcher watches watchers watching watcher watch. That's me.
18 y/o writing student. enjoys attempting to skip rocks, watching tragic French films, and waiting for storms.
Corinna is the author of many short stories in the mystery, magical realism, and sci-fi genres. She is also the author of two non-fiction books Murder and Mystery in Atlanta and Haunted History of ...
As a grandmother of 7, mother of 2 and married for 47 years, I had put off my personal passion for writing.
My confidence was broken by teachers during my early school years.
However, with my...
Just an education major who loves to write!
Student & writer in New York
Aspiring writer, composer, teacher, and magic bean gatherer.
I'm an avid reader, clearly not an avid writer.
Yoda would be disappointed, but luckily my mother is still proud.
Aussie based acting student and queen quarantine-er. Stay safe.
Hello, I'm Ruth. Nice to meet you! :)
Thanks for reading my work, have a happy spring/summer. :)
My favorite things to do are:
Teaching, reading, writing, and watching...
Owen Schaefer was born in a hollow log in a northern country, and raised by wolves. Today he lives in Greenwich, always knows the time, and makes a nice carbonara like nonna used to make. He is not...
Hi! I am a freelance editor and writer, currently pursuing a degree to do both full-time. I am an avid reader and, above all else, a follower of Christ. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much ...
Mom of two humans and two fur babies. I love to read all genres and have just started writing.
I love to read comedy but I have never thought of writing anything funny..I wonder if anyone else ...
2022 Anthologies will be announced in December - there will be a total of three - with themes, and different genres.
IF you have an idea, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE: 12...
Iris Silverman is a free-spirited, fiery Leo whose Capricorn moon keeps her grounded (mostly). In her free time, you can catch her eating whole limes on her fire escape and people-watching.
A wishful romantic of the light and dark in both this world and those created.
My name is Kevin DuPont, I am an aspiring fiction writer from New England who is taking the extra-time at home during this spring to get back into writing!
I'm a writer, an editor, and a leader in the writing community. I obsessively write each morning, lunch, and evening. When I'm not writing, I'm judging content submissions, or I'm leading a group o...
An aspiring author and game creator, along with artist, and most important of all, Follower of Christ. Also a huge nerd, but I heard guys like that sometimes. Email me: email@example.com
I write about lovable idiots just trying their best.
25, she/her, currently based in Oregon
if you want to connect about writing or books or whatever, feel free to add me on goodreads.com/nat...
Dreamy zephyr. Has nebulous thoughts.
I'm still looking for who I really am.
Laura enjoys writing when inspiration strikes and isn't flattened by a hectic life in the End Times. She has a few shortlisted stories, which gives her hope that she's not completely terrible but i...
Future physicist and aspiring literary critic and writer.
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I'm a science fiction writer, intent on mastering the short story, and determined to finish my first novel this year.
I'm a dabbler in many things,
Yearning for my wings. I write poems, short stories, fan fiction, and random notes to myself. I love reading fiction, of varied genre, and words that move are what I'...
New Author-wannabe, I like fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, and history. I write a lot of political science and military science in my day job, but my passion is to write a series of flintlock ...
Reedsy Judge and writer from Dundee in Scotland.
Self-published author of Which Way is North?, Dreams of a Damselfly and Joy's Lament. Hoping to be traditionally published with my next novel.
Newly graduated with a BA in Journalism. Avid reader of multiple genres, including fiction, young adult, and fantasy.
Tain Leonard-Peck is a writer, painter, actor, model, and composer, and a competitive sailor, skier, and fencer. He’s a student, and his plays, poems, paintings, and short stories have been perform...
Just a work-in-progress human who would rather be a ferret or a mermaid.
For book recommendations and actual ferret shenanigans, find me on instagram (x.wingchi)!
I'm drawn towards anything subversive and cynical. I believe that manual work produces the best streaks of creativity. I develop my stories using the same manual process.
A first year English Literature student, loves indulging in fleeting thoughts to ink them into forms of written work- stories, poems or random half written verses. An enthusiastic writer diving at ...
Student at Durham University, reading English Literature and History.
A Durham University student who loves to read, write, and perform poetry. I run a magazine, a blog, and a book instagram - safe to say writing is my life!
A Durham uni student with aspirations to write something important someday
A love of words, language, and letters has pursued my mind since I was a child. Reading is great, but writing has always been what my heart asks for. Just getting started, but better late than neve...
Durham Uni English Lit student who loves reading the works of others, analysing them and learning something insightful in the process. For me, literature is one of the most powerful ways to connect...
Patty Renfro-Wonderly enjoyed twenty-five years teaching fifth-grade gifted students before she retired. During her tenure, she was a mentor, curriculum writer and reviewer, conducted numerous in-s...
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Hi! I'm a college student studying English creative writing and journalism, all while doing like 50 million other things. I...
I do freelance writing in Content Marketing for work but love to read and write stories for fun:)
I can't grow as a writer without feedback so I'll trade feedback for feedback any day 🌻✨
Pen name: Andrew R. Krey
Twitter account: @ARKkreations
I'm a writer based in the UK, and currently working on the first draft of my first novel. I also enjoy writing short-stories, and for 202...
I'm an author of drama and thriller that doesn't just use words to describe what she sees. I create novels, short stories, scenarios, flash fiction, articles, and poetry that bring readers to imagi...
Wife, mom, teacher, wanna-be author, drinker of coffee, teller of truths. Words are my lifeline and I consistently work on becoming brave enough to write out loud.
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I love writing; it makes me feel special. I just want to get better at it so please read and criticize my work...I don't mind.
Looking forward to reading some amazing stories written by talented young writers. :)
I am a writer myself and I enjoy reading.
Working up the courage to write after a long break from it. All feedback will be warmly accepted.
I am an international competition winning pianist, radio broadcaster, and teacher of piano and broadcasting topics. I reside in Cincinnati, and teach piano at ArtsConnect Cincinnati and online. I ...
Writer of a short story collection called Dancing at the Gold Monkey. Retired English Professor. Loves fishing and hiking. Originally from Detroit, but is taking refuge in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
In another life I almost became a professional conference interpreter. I was an unstoppable writer as a child and an English teacher in my 20s. With this kind of backdrop, it's obvious I love to re...
Life is never boring for a mum, but this mum needs her time too..... and what better way to spend that time than to read.... I love reading books, my favorite being Classical English novels, though...
If I ever get a book published, I'd like it to be my diary from when I was nine, because that thing is still hilarious to read even after 16 years.
Hi, I’m Ayesha! I’m a judge for this site. I’m currently writing a YA book and am at least 100 pages in!
Current Read: A is for Arsenic (An analysis of Agatha Christie’s poisons)
Originally from Bulgaria, I've now settled down in San Francisco, US for the time being after spending the last 4 years in 7 different countries while pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Politics, Psycho...
Kat is a fiction writer from Germany. She loves to write magical realism novels and reads everything she can get her hands on. In her stories she always tries for happy endings, but here and there ...
Hi all! I'm a recent college grad with a B.A. in English, and a minor in French. I'm currently working on my second and third novels, both of which are Young Adult.
Brilliant, outgoing, vivacious, pretty and charming; are all words I would love people to describe me as; while I lounge in my pyjamas and binge-read my weekends away. Since I'm a Believer, a femi...
Follow me on Instagram for poetry and inspiration: @hollyfister123
I’m currently working toward publishing a book in 2022!
Aspiring author, open to critiques of my work!
I love reading, writing, and outside things. I am firm believer in building your own doors of opportunity.
Kathleen Foxx is an emerging thriller & gothic horror author. She also enjoys writing micro, flash & short stories and has published several short pieces in various online lit mags. She lives in On...
Living in beautiful South West of England, I write because the stories keep pushing their way out. I have not published in almost 30 years so this feels like quite the adventure!
Fourth-year university student, avid editor, espresso lover. Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teaghandurand !
I love to write. I read to write. I realized that I could get away with creative writing in school. After many years of writing articles, the need to write fiction emerged, so here I am.
Elle Becker is an Arizona native. Though she's lived in other amazing places, the desert called her home. She's usually found at her laptop, writing. Elle has finished her first full length book, a...
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Joy Wood (she/her) is a freelance grant and copywriter in the Inland Northwest region of the US. She is also the mother of an energetic toddler and a temperamental cat. In her free time, she enjoys...
I have always had little stories pop into my head and now I am finally writing them down. I love the challenge of painting with words.
US-based writer for fun.
Unrelated full-time job.
(Previously wrote under pen name Fawn Marshall.)
I am an avid reader and writer who dreams of publishing three books: a supernatural novel, a collection of short stories, and poetry.
I've been writing since I was 10, first in my native Russi...
Hi all! Having churned out a few articles as a Research Writer has stretched my mind to capture the deep nuances that qualify writeups as good!
Melissa Balick is a writer based in Oakland, CA, originally from Philly. Her work has appeared in Nanoism, 101 Words, and Flash Fiction Magazine. You can find her on Medium @melissabalick.
Literary Agent, Professional Book Reviewer and Bookstagrammer/BookTok Content Creator @ram_reads
Devourer of books and now of Reedsy stories
I dream of writing and am bursting at the seams with t...
Donna Quiroz writes on Quora, Linked In ,Google, Yelp, Facebook, and....
Love reading. Trying to be a better writer. Meshing both through Reedsy.
Reader. Writer. Coffee lover.
Sequential Artist. Illustrator. Writer. Icon by me.
Hi, my name is Shannon Ruane. My goal is to become an author. Regardless of prefered genre, I intend to appeal to multiple audiences with my future novel.
(If you are interested in reading sampl...
I have always loved reading and writing. I now have three grown children and have decided to focus more on those two passions of mine. I have been published in an online literary magazine, and have...
I'm a published writer of dark fantasy and horror short stories through print and online mediums. I'm working on putting the finishing touches on my first novella. Also, I'm outlining...
I am a cat loving, book reading, forest wandering, horse riding, music playing, shower singing, tree climbing, festival going, free thinking, kayak surfing, sort of hippy writing girl.
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book lover || boba addict || expert nap taker
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Kristie Lyn Deneault (Mahoney) started publishing at the age of ten with poetry and her passion for writing only grew from that point on, leading her to start a Creative Writing Club at her high sc...
Hey there! I’m a lover of all types of fiction. Anything with great world building or realistic characters are instantly my favorite. Short stories are my current practice. You can do a ...
I am a U.S. Army Veteran and currently work as a Correctional Officer. However, my true passion is writing and I love to challenge my creative thinking.
Hi all and cheers! I’m an ESL teacher, mama and grandma bear, and a very dedicated writer of humourous picture books that are desperately seeking a home with an agent!
*28 years old | he/him*
Hello, my name is Frank, and I have an author website with no published books.
I am a Psychology graduate, freelance editor, podcast host, online store owner, and an avid...
Mary Farrell is the Facilitator of two Creative Writing groups in Northern Ireland, and presents regular Courses for the North Coast Writing Group. An Auditor of the Creative Writing First and Thir...
Hello, writers! I'm a Senior Lecturer of English, I teach Literature, Film and Translation Studies. Looking forward to reading your creative pieces!
I'm a freelance writer/editor and avid reader. Words are my life!
I'm an author and editor with a passion for speculative fiction. I have a BFA in Creative Writing and have edited for and been published in various literary journals. My editing experience also inc...
BA in Classics with Minor in Art History
A 47 year old female from Illinois that enjoys reading and writing in my spare time.
I like fiction and Sylvia Plath.
I dislike art world elitism and oxford commas.
Mellanie Crouell is a multitalented author and poet. She is graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and Full Sail University. Mellanie is active in her community and local schools.
I have some experience writing comedy, non fiction, and short plays. I’m trying to find my voice in fiction.
Content strategist. Founding member of Bogotá Writers, where I have contributed short stories to two anthologies, with a third forthcoming soon. I write in English and Spanish, and have been publis...
I'm an Aussie, I've always loved reading, had a number of short stories published as well as a children's book. I enjoy reading other people's written creations, to see how they put their stories ...
Hey Readers and Writers, I'm a chocolate gobbler at war with procrastination. I read books in my spare time and try to keep my plants alive. My goals are: Reading more, writing more, having a sizea...
I'm from the UK. I studied with the Open University for a degree in Humanities with Literature and Creative Writing. I write poetry and short stories and have published a book of short stories and ...
Nic Lyons (she/her) is an award-winning editor, writer, and former journalist who has spent 10+ years collaborating on unique stories and content in the book publishing and media spaces. A creative...
MA Creative Writing, MA Film Producing, BA Creative Writing & Film And Television Studies. Writer of articles & reviews for HorrorAddicts.net, thefilmagazine.com. Over a dozen short stories publish...
Software engineer and instructor.
I'm here to do some good in the world.
Retired college professor/administrator.
Full-time writer, voracious reader, aspiring fiction author. Reedsy Prompts Author and Judge. Lover of food, art, and exercise (particularly, to balance out the food).
Reader, writer and screenwriter in my free time, I was a book blogger and reviewer a few years ago. Currently, I’m a postgraduate in communication and a competitive tennis player 🎾
Hello! My name is Sydney and I'm a screenwriter and creative writer from Cambridge, MA. I lived in Los Angeles, CA for three years working as an actress and writing my own projects, and now am in B...
Writer, essayist, blogger @ www.desireeharos.com, coffee drinker, and knitter of socks. If the mood is right, she likes to run long distances for fun.
I get high off of writing.
Now studying a Bachelor of Arts at WA's Curtin University.
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Multi-award-winning screenwriter and insatiable bookworm, I love anything sci-fi or dystopian, whether in print or on the screen.
It's all about exploring new worlds.
Check me out here:
I am an amateur writer who has been writing for various RPGs for friends and conventions. I decided to try my hand at short story writing! I appreciate constructive criticism on my work to help me ...
With two novels to her credit and a third on the way, Catherine has been featured in a variety of on-line publications and anthologies: A Community of Writers, Undead Living, Strange Magic, Bitter ...
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Writer, producer, director, and performer in the Pacific Northwest.
I'm new to the world of short story writing and love feedback! (Yes, even the hard to read feedback. It's ...
Fiction writer, chronic illness blogger @ www.elizabethholly.com, wife, and mom of 3 from Las Vegas.
Hi! I'm a self-published author and freelance editor with a skiing problem! My first novel came out Feb 22/22 and it's called The Locket. If you'd like to check it book, the links are below:
I am a freelance translator and writer. Former criminal defence lawyer. For the moment I am writing on my third book, hoping to publish it early next year.
Sarah is an excellent content writer, highly skilled at research and creative storytelling. She has 10+ years of experience in writing across various niches.
Writing gives my soul the voice it's never had...
I've been writing since I was a kid but have only recently begun sharing my stories with the world.
I tend to write Sci-Fi, Fantasy, the occ...
Rabab Zaidi has been teaching English in a college for over twenty years
She loves to interact with her students , read books, write stories and poems and cook for her family.
She lives in Lu...
Widow, DV survivor, Woman and Coffee addict. Student of editing and always learning.
Writer of short stories, screen plays & a memoir in progress. Published author and have won a couple ...
Olivia Grover is an aspiring creative writer, editor, and mom of three who lives in Idaho. Olivia recently graduated Brigham Young University-Idaho studying English. She loves to camp, bake cakes, ...
I’m starting to think the hunt for a good story is just as fun as reading one.
I am a perpetually tired human being who loves reading and doing a bit of writing on the side. I stay up late, locke...
A jack of all trades, master of none. Humanities teacher working in IT and marketing. The only thread that has been tying my life together ever since I can remember, is the love for writing and lit...
Avid reader, daydreamer, and teacher...I started reading at age 4 and never stopped. I get great satisfaction out of helping people learn. I also spent a lot of time figuring out what I didn’t want...
I write western romance and modern fantasy. I am a new Reedsy judge. I am revamping my YouTube channel Kate Sparks Creativity.
Glad to be immersed in your creative world.
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