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
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...).
Unfortunately, Entropy is closing up shop but the website will be available until the end of 2022.
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.
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
Fellowships and residencies are a great way to spend focused time on your writing project(s).
Fellowships that don't require an MFA
Reading craft books and listening to craft lectures is a good way to learn and think about your writing practice.
A wonderful Google drive full of readings, lectures, and resources to get writers who do not have an MFA started.
Has a great list of craft books by BIPOC writers.
Ways to meet other writers: attend writing conferences or summer workshops/retreats, and go to readings/open mics.
Listings for upcoming events
Has a list of Writers Retreats/Residencies/Workshops specifically for BIPOC writers
Created by Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert.This website has resources, recommended lit mags, and book lists for Trans, Non-binary, and Queer writers.
"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 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."
Grants and Mutual Aid
"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."
They will help cover manuscript submission fees, MFA applications, etc...
"Gasher distributes submission fee grants of $35 every quarter to as many writers as we can afford for that period."
"Gasher offers two $250 scholarships to poets submitting their first full-length manuscripts."