I help writers let their most luminous words shine.

Join me if you want to publish your writing, polish your work in progress, or find a warm and supportive writing community.


What do you need for your writing life? 


I Want to Publish in Lit Mags

Guide to Writing Great Cover Letters

Follow this FREE eight-page guide to find the best way to introduce your lit mag submission (according to editors).


I Want to Build a Writing Routine

Weekly Writing Planner

Push aside the obstacles to your writing life and build a writing routine for this week, using this planner that helps combat resistance to writing.


Hi, Writer, I'm Rachel Thompson.

I'm a literary magazine 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."


Nicole Breit, Award-Winning Essayist & CNF Instructor

”Rachel is 100% the real deal–a true literary artist and maven.”

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Marlena Chertock, Lit Mag Love Student

“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, Lit Mag Love Student

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