I draw on over 15 years of experience editing a literary magazine and teaching creative writing, including serving on MFA thesis and PhD creative writing committees, as well as serving as an outside reviewer for university presses. I have supported many writers on their road to magazine publication, chapbook or full-length book publication, and I have guided writers through success with their academic job searches.
Do you need a close reader for your chapbook or full manuscript? Or are you preparing a submission packet for literary magazines, MFA or PhD applications, or residency or fellowship submissions? I will provide support, guidance, and editorial feedback as I help you to shape a submission packet or manuscript that best represents your work. Our work together will include written feedback and phone or web meetings. Poetry and prose consultations available. Contact me for rates and to tell me about what you are looking for here.
Private Writing Lessons/Coaching
Are writing workshops not for you? Do you feel more comfortable studying poetry writing one-on-one, through personalized distance learning? I will work with you to set and meet goals, create reading and writing assignments for you, and provide feedback on your work.
Academic Job Materials & Coaching
So you need assistance preparing your cover letter, curriculum vitae, or teaching statement? Or support preparing for first round interviews or campus visits, including job talks? I have guided dozens of candidates successfully through the process of obtaining instructor positions, visiting positions, and tenure-track positions. Contact me here to discuss your needs.
“I’ve had the chance to take classes from Morgan as well as be her client for a manuscript consultation. I cannot stress enough what an incredible opportunity it was to work with Morgan in both ways. I regained my own confidence in my poetry by being her student. And when it came time to revise and rework my first manuscript, she was the only person I really trusted to read my work and to see what was missing, what needed to be reimagined, and how to do it. As an editor, Morgan is amazing. She was meticulous and careful, and she read every poem as if it were the only one to read in the manuscript. Once I worked with her, my manuscript started being selected as finalist for several contests and even when I was discouraged because it wasn’t being selected as a winner, she believed in the work and she continued to encourage and help me. In a year from the time Morgan helped me with my manuscript, it was selected by publication, and I am absolutely certain that it is because I worked with her that my collection was picked by a wonderful press. I simply cannot overstate enough what an incredible advocate and resource for my work Morgan has been. She’s simply incredible, and when I am ready to finish a second collection, I will ask her again to help me revise it and put it together. I trust her implicitly.”
M. Soledad Caballero, winner of the 2019 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for the forthcoming collection, BIRDS OF PREY
“My manuscript consultation with Morgan gave me a new vision for my poems and helped me sort order from chaos. Not only did she provide structure to the manuscript, suggest edits to each poem, and help clear a path so I could follow my own instincts, she gave me the confidence to continue! I am so happy to say that my chapbook was selected for publication within a year of working with her.” –Rebecca Connors, Boston, MA
“Rebecca Morgan Frank is a wonderful consultant who has been working with me for the past year. She is not only an incredible resource for all things poetic, but a great instructor; motivator; thoughtful but thorough editor; champion of her clients and terrific listener. My knowledge of the craft and my poetry writing have improved a great deal. I highly recommend her to any poet who is looking to improve his/her craft, become published or just needs good feedback on writing.”
–Ellen Martin Story
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
“Rebecca Morgan Frank edited my first poetry chapbook. She approached it with the sensitivity and skill of a loving gardener. Her editorial commentary on all levels, from lines and stanzas to ordering of poems to sweeping insights on the themes at play in the manuscript were nuanced and wise. Her support and enthusiasm, as well as her directness about what to cut, were so very helpful. It was my first book, but I was amazed by the passion and breadth of her assistance in bringing the book to bloom.”
—Betsy Martin, author of Whale’s Eye (Presa Press, 2019)
“Morgan brings to her 1-1 tutorials a deep understanding of the art of poetry and –just as importantly – the art of being a poet. As a novice poet dedicated to my writing but not yet published, Morgan’s expert and
thoughtful guidance has been invaluable in getting me to the next level, helping me find and refine my voice. I always look forward to our sessions. Because Morgan structures my assignments based on my specific poetry writing goals and progress, our conversations are always productive.
Morgan reads my work carefully. She provides clear feedback, which inevitably sparks new insights and enables me to write progressively better drafts. She is unflaggingly encouraging. For anyone starting their poetry writing journey, I can’t recommend Morgan highly
–Victoria Hood, Cambridge, MA