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the write, publish & shine intensive

A Live Program to Write, Revise, and Submit Your Writing

February 14–June 27, 2023

write, publish & shine with Know-how & support!

The Write, Publish, and Shine Intensive is a five-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.

LitMagLove Course

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, Publish & Shine!

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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.

      If you are ready to write, publish, and shine, this intensive program is for you.

    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

    Write, Publish, & Shine Intensive 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 March.

    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, monthly group coaching calls, and weekly workshop calls during the month of March.

    2) Weekly Workshop Video Calls in March
    During the month of March, your small group 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.

    Intensive Schedule

    February 14 – June 27, 2023

    With Two Breaks

    Workshop Synthesis: March 27–April 3
    Revision Synthesis: May 15–22


    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 March.


    Includes lifetime access to the Write, Publish & Shine Intensive material and membership in the Writerly Love community for the duration of your intensive.

    Each cohort is limited to eight enrolled writers. Sign-up now to secure your spot.

    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 and reconciliation pricing for IBPOC and/or Trans Writers.

    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 

    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