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The Lit Mag Love Intensive

Write, Revise, and Publish Your Luminous Writing

September 17, 2023–February 11, 2024

write, Revise, & publish with lots of support!

The Lit Mag Love Intensive is a four-month program for writers who want to generate, revise, and publish new works of writing with expert support and a community of writers at your back.

This holistic intensive takes writers through the journey of developing new, luminous writing with lots of feedback, training to help you skilfully edit your work, and a custom-tailored plan to submit your writing for publication. You’ll finish the program with completed short works of writing already submitted for publication to places that most fit your voice.

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Do you crave support and structure so you can write your most luminous work?

Does this sound familiar?

  • Your writing practice has slipped and you need deadlines, encouraging feedback, and help to hone in on your unique voice.


  • You feel overwhelmed about where to begin when it comes to revising your writing and want to develop your editorial skills.


  • You don’t know what to send lit mags, or whether there’s a place out there for your unique voice.

  • You want a community of writers to support you and your dreams of writing your most brilliant work and getting published.
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Write, Revise,

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At the end of your Intensive you will have...

  • polished several stories, poems, or hybrid work.
  • submitted your work to publications that fit you.
  • prepared for a big “YES” for your writing and your writing dreams.
  • found your place in a community of writers.
Rachel Thompson

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 am here to help ​you publish​ your ​most luminous work.

Writers I Instructed Have Published in Over 200 Journals and Anthologies!

200 (Plus!) Lit Mags Published

Click for a list of just SOME of the journals that published writers after they have worked with me


50 Word Stories

Angry Old Man Magazine  

Anti-Heroin Chic

Apparition Literary Magazine

Askance Journal

Atlas and Alice

Atticus Review

Augur Magazine

Automata Review

Baltimore Review

Barren Magazine

Belletrist Magazine

Better Than Starbucks

Black Dandy

Blank Spaces Magazine

Broken Pencil



carte blanche

Carve Literary Magazine



Chaudiere Books

Cleaver Magazine


Cold Creek Review

Contemporary Verse 2

Contrary Magazine

County Lines: A Literary Journal

Crab Fat Magazine

Crack The Spine


Cypress: A Poetry Journal

Dappled Things

The Deadlands

Door is a Jar Magazine

Dreamers Creative Writing

Drunk Monkeys

Empty House PressEntropy

Escape Pod’s Artemis Rising 4


EVENT Magazine


Filling Station

Five on the Fifth

Flash Fiction Magazine


Forge Magazine

Freeze Frame Fiction

Fustion Fragment

Geez Magazine


Glint Literary Journal

Gone Lawn

​Grain Magazine

Haiku Seed

Hamilton Arts & Letters

Hart House Review

Held Magazine

Hippocampus Magazine


Humber Lit Review

Imprint Anthology

In/Words Magazine



Journal of Compressed Arts

Joyland Magazine

Juncture Workshops

Kissing Dynamite Poetry

Light and Dark Magazine

Literary Mama

Little Fiction Big Truths

long con magazine

LooseLeaf Magazine

Madcap Review


Marías at Sampaguitas

Memoir Magazine

Minola Review

Mom Egg Review

Nailed Magazine

Neworld Review

OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters

Oyster River Pages

Panorama Journal

Parentheses Journal

Plenitude Magazine

Porcupine Literary

Prairie Fire

PRISM international

ProximityPseudoPodPulp Literature

QWF Writes

Red Alder Review

Red Eft Review


PØST poésie contemporaine

Reckon Review


Riddled With Arrows

Riddle Fence

River Teeth Journal


Rust + Moth

Sabr Literary Magazine

Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly


She Writes Press

Silver Birch Press​

Six Hens

Sky Island Journal

Small Beer Press Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

SubTerrain Magazine


Tales To Terrify

The /tƐmz/ Review

The Antigonish Review

The Arcanist

The Brevity Blog

The Cabinet of Heed

The Common

The Dalhousie Review

The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review

The Ekphrastic Review

The Feathertale Review

The Fiddlehead

The Foundationalist Journal

The Globe and Mail

The Gravity of the Thing

The Loyalhanna Review

The Lyre

The Malahat Review

The Masters Review

The Maynard

The Nasiona

The New Quarterly

North Dakota Quarterly

The Puritan

The Rumpus

Sleet Magazine

The Sun

The Walrus

The Wicked Library

The Writer Magazine

The Writing Disorder

This Magazine


Three Drops from a Cauldron

Tiny Essays

Train Journal

​Understory Magazine

Unlost Journal

Vallum Magazine

Vastarien: A Literary Journal

Watch Your Head

Wild Musette Journal



Rachel’s managed to have really awesome people gravitate towards her programs. There’s such magic that happens—all the different perspectives are super helpful.

Sherine Elbanhawy


The fact that Rachel is an editor as well as writer, felt like she was qualified from a unique and valuable perspective. The revision techniques I learned from her helped me challenge myself more, and I’m more confident as I write my stories.

Dorryce Smelts

Fiction Writer

I’m surprised and delighted to say the piece that I worked through won first place in the Prairie Fire CNF contest.

Jagtar Atwal

CNF Writer

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

Author of Crumb Sized

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.

Rowan McCandless

Governor General's Literary Award Shortlisted Memoirist

I feel like the revision lessons were built for me. I have so many ideas, revelations, and a lot of clarity about my writing now. Rachel Thompson is the truth.

Whitney French

Writer, Multidisciplinary Artist and Publisher

Program details


The intensive is divided into three sections—generating, revising, publishing. During each section there will be weekly lessons with concrete, detailed assignments and deadlines. You will need 6-8 hours available per week to work on your writing and editing, reviewing and responding to work from your peers, and for your publishing assignments. (Though there will also be two weeks off from our discussion for you to synthesize what you’ve learned and take a break.)

You set your own schedule throughout the program, as the work is done asynchronously, with the exception of our live calls in our workshop month in October.

Once registered, you will have lifetime access to all of the lessons.


Connection Times

1) Live Calls
During the intensive you will have two one-on-one mentorship calls with Rachel, weekly workshop calls during the month of October, and group coaching calls during the Revision and Lit Mag Love courses.

2) Weekly Workshop Video Calls in October
During the month of October, we will meet in the morning Pacific time/midday Eastern time for a workshop led by Rachel. You’ll read and respond to the work you generated through the lessons and assignments in our generating segment of the intensive.

3) Online Discussion
For an hour a day—Sundays through Wednesdays—you will login to discuss our lessons while also sharing and receiving feedback. Rachel will also be there for your questions and to support you.

Program Schedule

September  17—February 11, 2023

With Breaks

Workshop Synthesis: October 28–November 4
Revision Synthesis + Holiday Break: December 16–January 9


Sundays through Wednesdays, you and your cohort connect to review and respond to each other’s writing and/or share your progress. Connect on your own schedule on those days. All work is done asynchronously, except for our live calls on Sundays in our workshop month in October.


Includes membership in the Writerly Love community for the duration of your intensive.

All prices in USD and include applicable taxes.

Securely pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal account.

If you are a Lit Mag Love course alum, you will get 15% off the intensive. (If you didn’t receive a special registration link yet, please email me at hello@rachelthompson.co.)

Sliding-Scale Pricing

I offer sliding scale pricing options to provide more access for writers who need this.

Support Tier 1 (10% price reduction)
For recently unemployed writers or writers experiencing reduced income and who do not have access to generational or personal wealth.  Join at support tier 1 level

Support Tier 2 (25% price reduction)
For writers who are experiencing financial insecurity and who also do not have access to personal or generational wealth and/or savings. Join at support tier 2 level 

And, I offer reconciliation pricing for IBPOC and/or Trans Writers.

IBPOC +/ Trans Reconciliation Price Details

I offer reconciliation pricing in recognition of how colonialism, white supremacy, and capitalism concentrates resources and wealth into the hands of the few at the expense of the many.

This pricing is offered ONLY to Indigenous, Black and other writers of colour and transgender writers because  systemic racism and transphobia create financial disadvantages for these communities.*
Join at 40% price reduction. (IBPOC & or trans writers only)

*Because this tier is limited to 5 spots per year, if you are a IBPOC and/or trans writer with some means or funding, you may wish to choose from the sliding-scale tiers above.

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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

CNF writer and YA novelist