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Hi, I'm rachel Thompson

I am a literary magazine editor (with Room), a published author, and the host of the Write, Publish, and Shine Podcast.

I help creative writers generate and publish​ their ​most luminous work.

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Rachel Thompson is the truth.

Whitney French

Editor of Black Writers Matter

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

Working with Rachel Thompson transformed my writing by opening avenues to publications, developing community, and furthering my commitment to craft.

Rowan McCandless

Author of “Persephone's Children”

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

Deborah Johnstone

Pushcart Prize Nominee

Calling Luminous Writers

Courses for Emerging Creative Writers

I offer the following courses for creative writers.

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Write & Light

Write Luminously

Go deeper and bring more resonance to your writing.

Revision Love Course

Revision Love

Self-edit & Shine

Become a skillful editor of your own writing.

LitMagLove Course

Lit Mag Love

Publish Brilliantly

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

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