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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



  • “Benjamin’s Boots,” The Esthetic Apostle, forthcoming
  • “Everyone Knows,” Fiction Southeast, forthcoming
  • “Bad Mother,” story, Timber, Summer 2019
  • “A Bicycle of My Own,” Steam Ticket, Spring 2019
  • “Bar Band, Circa 1976,”  The Macguffin, Fall 2017

Awards and Recognition

  • “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