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Lit Mag Love

Get a big “YES” for your writing from journals you love.

Learn how to submit writing more effectively and kick-start your writing career​​ in this five-week guided course with lots of support from me.

“I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to publish in literary magazines, but really any writer who is interested in joining a community and honing their craft.” —Heather Ringo

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Write, Publish, & Shine

A podcast for luminous creative writers.

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“[U]seful insight into behind the scenes of lit mag editing. It takes the fear out of submitting and gives much perspective on rejection.”

—Dee PD, on Apple Podcasts

Calling Luminous Writers

Courses for Emerging Creative Writers

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Write & Light

Write Luminously

Write with more depth and resonance.

Open Now (self-paced)

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Revision Love

Self-edit & Shine

Skillfully edit your own writing.

Next Session: January 2025

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Lit Mag Love

Publish Brilliantly

Get a big “YES” for your writing from lit mags.

Live Session Starts Sept 16, 2024

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Author and Literary Magazine Editor

I feel your ache to share your truest, bravest, most heartfelt writing. And I love that, because:

I am here to help you write, publish, and shine!

Find out if we are a good fit…

What luminous writers say about my online creative writing courses…

Rachel deeply cares about helping emerging and established writers. She believes in building and cultivating writing communities—spaces for writers to meet, share work, get feedback, and grow.

Marlena Chertock

Lit Mag Love Alumna, Author of Crumb Sized

Rachel’s kind and wise instruction, her asynchronous learning format, and the beautiful group of writers she attracts will keep you going through the darkest nights of the soul.

Lacey Yong

Writerly Love Member

Being part of Lit Mag Love and working with Rachel Thompson transformed my writing by opening avenues to publications, developing community, and furthering my commitment to craft.

Rachel is a fantastic mentor and I highly recommend this course.

Rowan McCandless

Lit Mag Love Alumna, National Magazine Award One of a Kind Storytelling Gold Winner

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Articles On Writing & Publishing your Work

If you wonder if your voice has a place in the world, struggle to find the time to write, or wonder what you need to do in order to publish your writing in journals, these articles are for you.

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