We are back! Sort of. September 29th, 2019.

The Write Room is coming back after an extremely long hiatus. What happened? That’s a long story that may be written someday but not today.  Short story, our website, and content were deleted. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Submittable our accepted and archived content was saved. In addition, most if not all of our custom images were saved.

The challenge, which is a daunting one, is to put the previous magazine back together and published. As of this date, 9/29/19, a large portion of the images and some content are loaded here. I will published each item as it is completed.

It will be a long time before we open back up for submissions. I cannot explain how difficult it was and will be to read, select, edit, and add the artwork to each poem or short story that we published. Hundreds of submissions arrived every month, and I hope we are as fortunate this time around.

Thank you for hanging with us.


Joellen Kubiak-Woodall


The Write Room  December 2009

In this issue


Joshua Mattern
Measure of a Man


Amanda Skjeveland
Secret Chord
The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Peter Weltner
At the Metropolitan Opera 
O. on Screen    

Charles Thomas
After Hearing Old Men Talking

Paul Sohar
The Office Bench
The Fortune Teller’s Elusive Charm

John McKernan

Michael Tritto
So Careful By the Window

Russ Kubiak
Suicide at the Station

Joan McNerny

Resources for Writers

The Write Room is always searching for ways to support our writing community.  In that effort, I have added a new page Resources for Writers.  I have personally visited each of these Websites and found the information and resources useful to the writing community.  If you know of other Websites… (read more)


Awards, Contests, and Competitions

for November 2009 updated 10/5/09 (more)

Awards, Contests, and Competitions

for September 2009

Bad Poetry Contest:  presented by Shakespeare’s Tavern Atlanta, Georgia

We Need Your Bad Poems and You Need the Free Stuff We’re Going to Give You! (read more)..

Awards, Contests, and Competitions

for October 2009

American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize. A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for (read more)…

Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships and Residencies

for September and October 2009

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. $50,000 to the winning poet to (read more)…

Literary Events


The Write Room presents an open mic evening of Poetry, Prose and Music titled The Play Pen the first Tuesday of every month. The Play Pen is held from 7:30 pm to 10 pm in Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Pub, located 15 Atlanta St. SE Marietta, GA 30060. We look forward to seeing you.

About Us

Editorial Board

Guidelines and Submissions

Copyrights and Disclaimers

Our Room: the photograph

The Sentinel Interview with the Write Room’s Developer

Contact us: thewriteroom@live.com


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