We are professional writers and teachers with years of experience. Some of us are also publishers, editors, and award winning authors. We hold MFAs and PhDs in creative writing. Our work appears in the best literary journals and magazines in the country. Our former students and one-on-one clients have gone on to publish and win awards.

Above all, we value great art.


In short

We provide quality instruction, objective manuscript critique, and guidance through the submission process. We provide deadlines and accountability. We demystify the world of publishing and root for your success. We’re compassionate and constructive but we don’t pull our punches. We are selective about who we work with and our fee is reasonable.

Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.
— James Baldwin, as told to the Paris Review

What people are saying

  • "The feedback was incredibly helpful."

  • "Joshua's positiveness was infectious and heart-felt."

  • “I really loved Lisa as a teacher. She is personal, warm, supportive, friendly, and caring.”

  • "I now have more tools in my toolbox to use at my disposal when writing. Josh equipped us with a ton of information."

  • Lisa “is a fabulous instructor.”

  • “a very comfortable environment for a deep, artistic craft that needs that kind of vulnerability.”

  • Josh was "well prepared, articulate, passionate, and knowledgeable."

  • “I got a lot of great feedback from Lisa and I liked her exhortation to continually reevaluate my relation to poetry and what I want from it.”

  • “I feel as if my writing improved significantly.”