The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers seeks to promote excellence in literary criticism and scholarship, and works to ensure that literature thrives in both scholarly and creative environments. We encourage the reading and writing of literature, criticism, and scholarship, as well as wide-ranging discussions among those committed to the reading and study of literary works. Members can host local meetings and the association holds an annual conference.
AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 500 college and university creative writing programs, and 125 writers’ conferences and centers. It's mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. The website offers a host of resources, including a wonderful list of writing workshops, retreats and conferences around the globe.
Grub Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, is the second largest independent center for creative writing in the United States. Their mission is to be an innovative, rigorous, and welcoming community for writers who together create their best work, find audience and elevate the literary arts for all. They offer a wide array of classes and services for writers at all stages of development, educating writers through the entire writing process from inspiration to publication and promotion. They connect people and ideas through writing and empower writers to fully embrace new opportunities ushered in by the digital age.
Founded in 1975, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to enrich the cultural life of Maine by supporting writers, publishers, and the literary arts. It is the only organization in Maine devoted solely to advancing literature and the writing life.
This statewide nonprofit literary arts organization serves as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians, and readers in and near New Hampshire. Their mission is to support the development of individual writers and encourage an audience for literature in New Hampshire.
The Writer Magazine has been published since 1877. This monthly magazine is full of features to help you improve your writing. If you subscribe to the magazine, you also get full access to the website - including articles, a searchable database of markets for your work and writers' forums. There is also a ton of information about contests, conferences and the business of writing.
Writer's Digest has been in existence since 1920. The website, magazine, books, webinars and conferences are all designed to help writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Register online to get access helpful articles and resources, including information about the business side of writing and publishing; a directory of educational and practical resources and services; practical articles focusing on technique; and tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scriptwriting. The Writer's Forum is a lively virtual gathering place where writers share experiences, offer critiques, and make connections.