Atheist Writers

A place for all of us godless writers to discuss writing, language, and literature. Feel free to post your poetry, short stories, or anything else you'd like to share with the community.
  • Poets

    Anyone dabble in poetry? Although I began writing a bit of verse last spring, I have rarely worked up the nerve to show the results to anyone. I guess I am wondering if anyone would be interested in a creative exchange of constructive criticism. Post your pieces if so! I'm too chicken to post the…

    By Shine


    I am very pleased to announce that my new novel, a young adult fantasy set in a future America in the oppressive grip of Christian fundamentalists (who are the story's villains), will be brought out by Green Writers Press in September of this year.  …

    By Don

  • my first, somewhat "spontaneous" output (but with added thought)

    Big Pictures of Small OnesThere's that bad boy persona/attraction; he's just being himself, embedded in a ginormous crystal with flaws and visible but blurry histories.Mindfulness and mindfullness compete for enlightenment and spacetime.Liberty versus liberty, versus unity and harmony;awesomely…

    By Pope Beanie

  • Do Writers Write? Not As Much As Most People Think.

    Most people who don't write themselves or who don't know any full-time writers imagine that when writers spend five or six (or eight or ten) hours in their attics or garages or studies every day they spend that time writing.  Here's news.  They don't.  They spend most of that time thinking. …

    By Don

  • Writer's Block

    What is it?What are your opinions on it?How do you 'crack' it? (if you ever get it.)Personally? I'm dying over here. No real trigger that I can think of. It's not a major project for me. No fame or fortune involved. But it's something I love, and I'm hung up on a single scene.AAAHHHGGGGG! 

    By Misty: Baytheist Living!

  • Looking for writers to help me out

    First things first: unfortunately, at this time I can't pay you. Although my site has a few google ads, it has, to date, generated around one penny--and that is not hyperbole.If you're still around after those sentences, let me tell you what I'm looking for: I'm interested in finding writers to…

    By Daulton Dickey

  • Hidden Life

    I wrote this back in February. It is a piece about those of us who work in the shadows, behind the scenes, and how we have a tendency to be marginalized by those who seek out the spotlight. I'm currently working on a couple books, and will post more details when I can Do not fear the shadows of…

    By Rev. Chris Pagan

  • The Shade Riders and Nocturnal Ned

    This is a Middle Grade fantasy novel with horror and science in it.

    By Beth Eileen Zurkowski

  • Th' Night 'Fore Last: My "Christmas" Poem

    I wrote this last year, but just remembered it today. Thought I'd share. Th' night b'fore last there were narry a sound.No critter was peepin', not even a hound.I don’t reckon much 'bout the daylight before...Was drinkin' cheap whiskey an' courtin' cheap whores. I'd left the saloon-- well, the…

    By Matt Peters

  • Impressions - Reynosa

    When I was thirteen, my parents took me on a 'mission trip' to an orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico. Reynosa is a border town in Mexico, directly across from McAllen, Texas, if I remember correctly. Thirteen is a pretty impressionable age, and I carried this picture around with me for years before…

    By Perthy