Writing Community

I’m Rachel Thompson,

a literary magazine editor, a published poet and essayist, and I host a warm community of writers working to reach their writerly dreams together.

I believe the world needs your writing. Yes, yours.

If you want to connect with readers who really resonate with your writing, but you need a guide to help you write, polish, and share your writing with the world, I would love to connect.

I know from working with hundreds of writers that it might feel easier for you to let your pages languish in a drawer, succumbing to the forces of overwhelm and feeling stuck. Yet, it’s the intimate connection with readers who cherish our words that affirms our writerly souls. (So what’s easier, really? Soul denying?)

I lose track of time when I talk with other writers—these days that’s often live and on camera, in my online courses.

My official bio will tell you my collection of poetry, Galaxy, was published by Anvil Press and won SFU’s First Book Competition and that I am an editor with Room magazine.

My unofficial bio confesses that when I broke open almost ten years ago when I was both literally and figuratively broken inside after a trauma, I felt incredibly connected to writers whose words helped me transcend my experience.

I want to help you write luminously and publish your work.

I teach writers to write, revise, and publish their work, but—another confession—what I love most about this work goes beyond the publication credits my students rack up. I love that they get to live a rich and rewarding writing life.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
—Anaïs Nin

"Rachel is a luminous guide offering equal parts gentle prompts and discerning truths."

Deborah Johnstone

Freelance Writer and Editor