“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
Calling Luminous Writers
Courses for Emerging Creative Writers
Write & Light
Learn to write with more depth and resonance. (Self-paced)
Open for registration.
Self-edit & Shine
Become a skillful editor of your own writing. (5 weeks)
Next Live Session: November 2023
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.
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.