Featured Client: Jeffrey Kingman | Writer’s Relief

Oct 11, 2023 | Client Testimonials

Click on the video above to hear about Jeffrey’s experience with Writer’s Relief!

When something works, you stick with it! And when it comes to getting published, Jeffrey Kingman knows what works. Over the last eleven years, his writing has appeared in California Quarterly, Daily Republic, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Bloom, North Atlantic Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Grey Sparrow, decomP, El Portal, Neologism Poetry Journal, The Penmen Review, Poydras Review, Quiet Lightning, Summerset Review, Crack the Spine, the tiny, Umbrella Factory Magazine, and Wrath-Bearing Tree—just to name a few. How did Jeffrey manage to garner so many publication credits? Since 2012, he’s been working with Writer’s Relief! After over a decade of partnership with Writer’s Relief, Jeffrey’s still happy to be around—and we’re happy to have him!

Read on and watch the video to hear how Writer’s Relief has helped Jeffrey target the right literary journals and boost his acceptance rate.

In Jeffrey’s Own Words

I’ve been a client of Writer’s Relief since 2012. That’s a long time—I must like them! It’s kind of like being on a poetry-submitting conveyor belt. And the poems go out on schedule—the Writer’s Relief staff sees to that!

Who has time to do this kind of work? I’m talking about keeping track of all the zillions of literary journals; who’s accepting when and what kind of work; which ones have gone belly-up; which journals are new; and how does each journal expect submissions to be formatted. I could spend all day every day keeping up with this stuff. And there is also Writer’s Relief’s impeccable proofreading—another valuable service. Writer’s Relief allows me the time I need to write, and I’m happy to have been their client these many years. They’ve always been there for me, steady and reliable, and I appreciate them.

More About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Kingman lives by the Napa River in Vallejo, California. His poetry collection, Beyond That Hill I Gather, was published by Finishing Line Press (June 2021). His poetry chapbook, On a Road, was also published by Finishing Line Press (December 2019). He is the winner of the 2018 Eyelands Book Award (Greece) for an unpublished poetry book; a finalist in the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition; and a finalist in the 2022 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry. Jeffrey has poems published in PANK, Clackamas Literary Review, Voices de la Luna, Waving Hands Review, Visitant, and many other journals. A copy editor at Omnidawn Publishing, he has a master’s degree in music composition and has been playing drums in rock bands most of his life.


You can learn more about Jeffrey and his work at www.jeffkingman.com.