Terrible people writing terrible things

The Papercuts is a Seattle area writing critique group populated by the weirdest mix of people you’ll ever see at a table. They’re the sorriest collection of superhero rejects. They laugh too loud, eat and drink more than half a dozen people should, but somehow manage to crank out unforgettable stories. Make a bad decision today and get to know these jerks better.

Eli Isenberg
Foul-Mouthed Baker

YA and middle-grade writer specializing in magical animals you never knew you wanted as pets or friends so badly. In person, totally swears a lot, and it’s magical.

Maggie Adams
Won't Play Group Games

Writes YA and middle-grade fiction with super authentic voices. She only drinks drip coffee, she used to row but doesn’t anymore, and she has a dog with three legs.

Cynthia Roberts
Needs Adult Supervision

Writes YA and adult (non?)fiction about mysteriously murdered exes, cleverly distracting readers from likely confessionals by colorful characters. Effortlessly weaves social issues with tight prose, lively dialogue, and rich settings. Seriously though, someone check her backyard for bodies.

Donna Barba Higuera
Bad Napkin Artist

Writer. Reader. Doctor of Peepers. Eye doctor by day, writer by night–and early morning–and any breaks in between. Winner of the 2011 and 2015 Zola awards for best YA novel. Rep’d by Allison Remcheck at Stimola Literary Studio.

Jason Hine
Character Murderer

Winner of PNWA’s award for best Science-Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal of 2016 with Nightmare Ink. His work has appeared in Fantasy Scroll MagazineLives in Seattle & Las Vegas with his wife–flying back and forth over the weekends. A former mental health counselor and professor of cognitive psychology, he now writes words. Sometimes other people even read them. Rep'd by Lauren Spieller at Triada US.

David Colburn
Literally the Worst

Writer with little regard for polite language, mostly dabbling in the profoundly unpopular literary science fiction subgenre. Sometimes writes creative nonfiction/essays, and them are some swearfests. During long, frequent periods where he doesn't write or work hard for the money, he runs, rows, and approaches strangers with cute dogs and never remembers the human’s name.

Mark Maciejewski
Up to No Good

Humorous middle-grade author living in Seattle, Washington with his wife and four kids. His debut novel, I Am Fartacus, dropped on April 18th, 2017 from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. The sequel, Fartacus #2: Electric Boogerloo is scheduled for release in 2018. Rep'd by Sarah Davies at Greenhouse.


Questions, comments, gripes, & things that rhyme with “witching” can be directed to badwriters [at] papercuts.xyx (humans should be able to figure out how to turn that into a working email)