“These podcasts are so inspiring and offer such useful insight into behind the scenes of lit mag editing. All the info is revealed in fascinating interviews that feel like intimate conversations in a cozy cafe. I love it. It takes the fear out of submitting and gives much perspective on rejection.”
—Dee PD, on Apple Podcasts
Free Printable Weekly Writing Planner + Guide
My guide to create a writing routine will help you break through the obstacles and find more time to write comes with a schedule for you to print out to create a concrete plan to write each week.
Calling Luminous Writers
Courses for Emerging Creative Writers
I offer the following courses for creative writers.
A membership community for emerging writers
Let me connect you with supportive writers working on luminous poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, so you can write & publish your most brilliant words.
“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
“I was able to put on my revision hat on as I worked through a piece that I’m surprised and delighted to say won first place in the Prairie Fire CNF contest.” —Jagtar Atwal
The Revision Love Course
Self-edit your writing and make your words shine.
Become a skillful editor of your own writing, with helpful assignments from an author and a literary magazine editor (that’s me!). Gain confidence as you bring your revision skills—and writing career—to the next level in this self-paced course.
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
HELLO, I'M RACHEL!
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.
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.
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.
Access to free Articles + Guides
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 and guides are for you.
Topics Covered: Writing Motivation, Getting Published, Writing Craft, Writing Values