Notebook

Resources for Writers

Not a complete guide but I hope this information is helpful! 

If you know of resources not listed here that would be useful for other writers, please message me using my contact page.

 

 Sending Out Your Writing

Freelancer

These are a few of my favorite places to browse when I'm looking for places to submit writing (individual work, chapbook or book manuscripts, etc...).


 MFA

Wooden Bookshelves

While you don't need an MFA to keep writing and learning (see the Craft & Community sections), a good MFA program can provide time, support, and resources that you may want or need.

  • MFA APP Review

    • Offers informal review of MFA application writing samples (fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction) and personal statements for writers of underrepresented backgrounds.

Fellowships and Residencies

Two Pens

Fellowships and residencies are a great way to spend focused time on your writing project(s). 

Fellowships that don't require an MFA

Craft

Image by Aaron Burden

Reading craft books and listening to craft lectures is a good way to learn and think about your writing practice. ​

 

Community

Woman Writing

Ways to meet other writers: attend writing conferences or summer workshops/retreats, and go to readings/open mics. 

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  • BIPOC Writing Party

    • "BIPOC Writing Community is open to ALL people of color. You don’t need to identify as a writer, just show up with writing tools and a desire to connect. You won’t have to share what you write, but you can! We write 2 prompts for 20 minutes, with a 10 minute break in-between."

  • Women Who Submit​

    • "Women Who Submit seeks to empower women and nonbinary writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging submissions to literary journals, and clarifying the submission and publication process."

Money

Image by Visual Stories || Micheile

Grants and Mutual Aid

  • Elizabeth George Foundation

    • "​Grant funds may be used for living expenses, travel for research, artistic residencies,  writers' conferences, necessary enrichment or creative growth classes, or tuition in accredited MFA programs in the United States."

Jobs