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Creative Writing


In addition to running Write for Success, Charles Grosel is a published poet and fiction writer, with stories in such literary journals as Western Humanities Review, Red Cedar Review, Water-Stone, and The MacGuffin and poems in Slate, The Threepenny Review, Poet Lore, and Harpur Palate, among others.

He has taught creative writing at both the high school and college levels, and loves nothing more than to help writers and poets get their vision on the page with whatever they need—tutorials, critiques, developmental editing, or copyediting/proofing. Charles encourages beginning writers on their first forays into creative writing as well as assists seasoned writers prepare their manuscripts for publication.

Creative writing services include coaching, critiquing, and editing:

  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Creative nonfiction

Charles also offers personalized workshops and tutorials as requested.

Recent Publications

Books and Chapbooks

  • The Sound of Rain Without Water, Finishing Line Press, forthcoming

Poems

  • “Stigmata,” Cream City Review, forthcoming
  • “Don’t Write This Poem,” Front Range Review, forthcoming
  • “Sixties Catholic Schoolboy Flashback,” Evening Street Review, Spring 2020
  • “Pain Scale,” The Roanoke Review, Fall 2019
  • “Prayer Ribbons,” Three Line Poetry, Fall 2019
  • “Thumbs Up,” The Write Launch, Fall 2019
  • “After Track Practice,” The Write Launch, Fall 2019
  • “Sunday Observance,” The Write Launch, Fall 2019
  • “Dog at the Door,” Passager Journal, Fall 2019
  • “What a Poem Can Do,” Tipton Poetry Journal, Summer 2019
  • “The Return of the Warrior Queen,” Tipton Poetry Journal, Summer 2019
  • “Successfully Grieving,” Tipton Poetry Journal, Summer 2019
  • “Tourist Deck at Dawn,” Tipton Poetry Journal, Summer 2019
  • “A Stranger to Her Ways,” poem, Gyroscope Review, Summer 2019
  • “Sestina for a Lost Vocation,” IthacaLit, Summer 2019
  • “The Shroud of Grief,” poem, Slant, Summer 2019
  • “Long Love,” The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magical Realism, Summer 2019
  • “Beneath the Tile,” Shot Glass Journal, May 2019
  • “Lear at the Beach,” poem, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Spring 2019
  • “God of the Random,” poem, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Spring 2019
  • “Tonsillectomy, 1961,” poem, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Spring 2019
  • “Rain Without Water,” poem, Main Street Rag, Spring 2019
  • “Photograph of Hands,” poem, Borrowed Solace, Spring 2019
  • “Swimming Alone,” poem, Medical Literary Messenger, Fall/Winter 2018
  • “Ode to Billy Collins,” poem, Tipton Poetry Journal, Fall 2018
  • “The Threads of Happiness,” poem, Poet Lore, Spring/Summer 2018
  • “Succession,” poem, DASH, Spring 2018

Stories

  • “Best for Everyone,” Watershed Review, forthcoming
  • “Sci-Fi Saturday,” Maudlin House, April 2020
  • “Everyone Knows,” Fiction Southeast, April 2020
  • “Benjamin’s Boots,” The Esthetic Apostle, October 2019
  • “Bad Mother,” Timber, Summer 2019
  • “A Bicycle of My Own,” Steam Ticket, Spring 2019
  • “Bar Band, Circa 1976,”  The Macguffin, Fall 2017

Awards and Recognition

  • “Slapfight,” story, Ruminate Magazine, Semi-Finalist, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
  • “Dog at the Door,” poem, Passager Journal, Honorable Mention, Passager’s 2019 Poetry Contest
  • “Everyone Knows,” story, Fiction Southeast, Finalist, Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize 2019
  • “What a Poem Can Do,” poem, 46th New Millennium Writing Awards, Honorable Mention, Winter 2019
  • “Not the Answer,” poem, 46th New Millennium Writing Awards, Honorable Mention, Winter 2019