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Hi, Writer. I'm Rachel Thompson.

I'm a literary magazine editor (former managing editor at Room), a published poet, and an essayist who is here to help you polish your writing and discover the best places to share it.

I’ve worked with writers at any stage who want to share their work and who need guidance and direction to push their boundaries and get out there.

I help you break through the resistance to move forward, demystify the process of getting your work out there, and stop being overwhelmed and stuck so you will start sharing your work.


Doretta Lau, author of how does a single blade of grass thank the sun

Rachel Thompson is a teacher who speaks with warmth, empathy, good humour, and authority. She provides invaluable advice and support to writers, making even the most difficult challenges seem surmountable.


Sarah Werner, The Write Now Podcast

"Rachel's a great teacher. I REALLY appreciate her down-to-earth style."

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MARLENA CHERTOCK, digital storyteller and poet

“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.”


Shirley harshenin, essayist

“Rachel’s love and knowledge of the lit mag scene is undeniable; her genuine desire to see her students succeed is inspiring and admirable.”