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Creative Writing Resources

CREATIVE WRITING ORGANIZATIONS & CONFERENCES

Poets & Writers
Poets & Writers is a nonprofit literary organization that serves poets, fiction writers and nonfiction writers with advice, literary databases and through the publication of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
AWP is the Association of Writers & Writing Programs and organizes the largest annual conference for creative writers in the academy. The organization seeks 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.”

New Pages
New Pages is a reliable resource for information about literary magazines, small presses, creative writing programs, writing contests and more.

Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation is the publisher of Poetry magazine and is an independent literary organization that works “to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.”

Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets is an organization created to “support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.”

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses is a service organization that works to create a stronger literary community for independent literary presses and magazines.

NonfictioNow
NonfictioNow is a regular conference that gathers together “more than 400 nonfiction writers teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past present, and future of nonfiction.”

Split This Rock
Split this Rock is an organization dedicated to “revitalizing poetry” with programs that seek to “integrate poetry of provocation and witness into movements for social justice” and support poets of all ages, and at all points of their careers.

DAILY POEMS, ESSAYS & STORIES

Verse Daily

Poetry Daily

Essay Daily

Brevity

Bending Genre

Everyday Fiction

Fiction Daily

LOCAL CREATIVE WRITING RESOURCES

GVSU Department of Writing

fishladder: GVSU’s student journal of art and writing

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids

GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCES

GVSU Writing Grad School Wiki

Poets & Writers MFA Program Database