Calling Luminous Writers

Courses for Emerging Creative Writers

I offer the following courses for creative writers.

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Write & Light

Write Luminously

Learn to write with more depth and resonance.

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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Writerly Love

A membership community for emerging writers

Let me connect you with supportive writers working on luminous poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, so you can write & publish your most brilliant words.

“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

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“I was able to put on my revision hat on as I worked through a piece that I’m surprised and delighted to say won first place in the Prairie Fire CNF contest.” —Jagtar Atwal

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The Revision Love Course

Self-edit your writing and make your words shine.

Become a skillful editor of your own writing, with helpful assignments from an author and a literary magazine editor (that’s me!). Gain confidence as you bring your revision skills—and writing career—to the next level in this self-paced course.

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Lit Mag Love

Get a big “YES” for your writing from journals you love.

Learn how to submit writing more effectively and kick-start your writing career​​ in this five-week guided course with lots of support from me.

“I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to publish in literary magazines, but really any writer who is interested in joining a community and honing their craft.” —Heather Ringo

Find out more about the course, Lit Mag Love9

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.

Marlena Chertock

Lit Mag Love Alumna, Author of Crumb Sized

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

Writerly Love Member

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.

Rowan McCandless

Lit Mag Love Alumna, National Magazine Award One of a Kind Storytelling Gold Winner

Access to free Articles + Guides

If you wonder if your voice has a place in the world, struggle to find the time to write, or wonder what you need to do in order to publish your writing in journals, these articles and guides are for you.

Topics Covered: Writing Motivation, Getting Published, Writing Craft, Writing Values