1-5 Poems: $15-50
WHAT ARE CONSULTATIONS?
For the past year I've been offering my personal help and advice for writers of all ages, backgrounds, styles, and purposes. From high schoolers working on college essays and applications, to international writers working on their life's memoir, or to the poet next door who wants to submit to their first literary journal. I've worked with Black Lawrence Press as a professional consultant, and also use my expertise as an Assistant Poetry Editor at AGNI magazine, a top-20 literary journal at Boston University.
I've had writers publish their chapbooks, individual poems, and gain acceptances in colleges like Stanford, after working with them and offering my insights as a writer, journalist, and former high school teacher turned college prof.
Send me some of your work by contacting me at , I love working with new voices!!
"It’s not difficult to see that Alan Chazaro is an insightful and talented poet. Alan also is an exceptional editor/advisor/coach/teacher/supporter. I came to try my hand at poetry as an old man and turned to this young man for a truthful, professional and contemporary review. He did not disappoint. His feedback was direct and encouraging in both an academic and emotional way. Most importantly his comments are always actionable and improve the work."
-Pasquale Trozzolo is a Kansas-based writer and author of Before the Distance, a chapbook that he sent me as an early draft and which was selected for publication shortly after. It's his first book!
"Alan's creative writing class was very influential in my development as a young person. The environment of vulnerability and introspection that he created was truly unique. It inspired me to search inward when committing my experiences to writing."
-Anthony Nuñez is an LA-based high schooler who is interested in pursuing robotics and developing moral guidelines for artificial intelligence
"I’ve worked with Alan twice now and both times have been exactly the boost I was looking for, which is not to say he sugar coats his responses by any means. Alan makes suggestions based on what the work would benefit from, not his opinions of the topic or writer. He will push you. His experience as an educator gives him the language to guide a novice, such as myself, to a place of confidence I had no way to see coming. Invest in yourself and your craft, you won’t regret it.”
-Raphael Jenkins is an Detroit-based poet who is working on a fierce collection of poems, keep on the lookout for his work