Listed below are descriptions and links to many
websites which may be of interest to writers
websites which may be of interest to writers
The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization for women artists, composers, and writers that promotes the development of creative talents of women in the arts. Members are women who produce creative works in Arts, Letters, or Music, with over 5,000 members nation-wide. Learn more about NLAPW here.
The Hawaii chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC) welcomes you and invites you to join us. We are an organization of men and women who love to read murder mysteries, and some of us also write crime fiction. All of us encourage the publication of more women authors in the field. Read the SinC blog here.
The Mystery Authors of Hawaii Island (MAHI) is a group that is open to anyone who has published already, lives (at least part-time) in Hawaii, and writes in the mystery genre (at least sometimes). The group membership is open to anyone who meets those criteria and is not restricted to the east side of the island - however, just because of the convenience factor, most of the regularly attending members live near Hilo. You can reach coordinator Jane Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group’s Facebook page is bit.ly/2p5kPzA
Mililani Writing Group meets once a month for two hours. We're primarily focused on getting writing done, so at each meeting we chat briefly at the beginning (introduce new members, discuss what we're working on, update members about anything new), then jump right into a creative writing exercise brought by one of the members. After our writing exercise, which lasts around 20 minutes, we share what we've written. The rest of the meeting is usually devoted to quiet individual writing time that can be used to work on ongoing projects, though you can ask for more writing prompts if you'd like. Learn more.
The Pacific Writers' Connection (PWC) is a Hawai'i based non-profit organization 501(C)(3) dedicated to encouraging nature and place writers, youth writing and reading programs to strengthen a network of global citizens who share concerns about their environments, communities, place, people and cultures. Find out more about The Pacific Writers' Connection here.
Kauai Authors Collective is a group of dedicated writers that share their work (across all narrative forms and genres) for monthly critiques in order to further each other’s capabilities. Because they meet via ZOOM, the group is open to all (not just those on Kauai).Their goal is completed works at the highest level of realization with an eye towards publication, as well as to provide support throughout the writing process. Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month from 10A -12 Noon. Call or text 346-3286 or Email them at KauaiAuthorsCollective@gmail.com to find out more.
California Writers Club Do you live to write? Write to make a living? Whether you’re a published author with a major New York house, or “just always wanted to write,” there’s a place for you at California Writers Club. We’re one of the oldest writer’s organizations in continuous operation in the nation. Read about California Writers' Club here.
The Southern California Writers Association is dedicated to helping writers from all genres hone their skills and advance their careers. Members network and share vital information at meetings on the third Saturday of every month.
Central Coast Writers.Org
Our mission is to foster professionalism in writing, promote networking of writers within the writing community, mentor new writers, and provide literary support for writers and the writing community through education and leadership.
Henderson Writers’ Group (HWG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a networking and critiquing forum for writers of all skill levels with resources devoted to education and craft development.We hold meetings (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) that provide a platform for networking, critiquing, and education. In addition, the Henderson Writers’ Group hosts the annual Las Vegas Writers Conference each April.
Writers of Southern Nevada is an organization of authors and wordsmiths focused on advancing the craft and business of writing through education, collaboration, networking and shared resources.
Central Oregon Writers Guild's mission is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Our goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.
The Federation of British Columbia Writers has nearly 700 members in every genre, at every stage of the literary journey. It’s an organization ‘for writers, about writing’. We offer programs & events, publication venues, news, profile pages for members, promotional opportunities, and a network of dedicated colleagues for you to connect with.
Writer Unboxed began as a collaboration between aspiring novelists Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton in January, 2006. They often dissected complex books and movies, analyzing what made them work so well, and had even written and published an article about Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings. When a second article idea was rejected, they decided to create their own forum where they could publish their observations anytime they wished. Writer Unboxed was born. They’re thrilled the site now includes contributors from all walks–from the not-yet-published to bestselling authors and industry leaders–and that it’s grown into such a rich community for writers. Find out more about Writer Unboxed.
Narrative is dedicated to advancing literary arts in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging readership across generations, in schools, and around the globe. Our online library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free. For more on Narrative magazine, go here.
The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2017
Here’s the thing about great writing: it takes a village. They may be your words, but the words you write are a culmination of years of practice, learning from mentors, emulating your favorite authors, workshopping with peers and supporting fellow writers. Each year, The Write Life celebrates this “village” by releasing a list of the 100 Best Websites for Writers, and we’re excited to do so again this year. See the 2017 list here.
KR Online, Works of fiction, poetry, essays, and more.
The Kenyon Review offers a new podcast each month. Read it here.
Literary Hub is an organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. There is more great literary content online than ever before, but it is scattered, easily lost—with the help of its editorial partners, Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books. Each day—alongside original content and exclusive excerpts—Literary Hub is proud to showcase an editorial feature from one of its many partners from across the literary spectrum: publishers big and small, journals, bookstores, and non-profits. Read more about Literary Hub here.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Hawaii Chapter
SCBWI offers a library of useful publications for members, covering everything from "Guide to Agents" and "Copyright Facts," to an annual market survey of major children's book and magazine publishers. Plus, members receive discounts on all SCBWI workshops and conferences. Credit union services are also available.With more than 22,000 members worldwide, SCBWI is the largest children's writing organization in the world. You can find more about SCBWI here.
Zen Business. ZenBusiness is a small business that is excited about helping entrepreneurs of all kinds, including writers, realize their dreams of creating and growing a successful business. Their section on writing careers is of particular interest to anyone interested in making a career or writing. https://www.zenbusiness.com/info/writing-careers/
Other pertinent websites:
The Authors Guild
Alaska Quarterly Review
Bellevue Literary Press
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
The Center for Fiction
The Kenyon Review
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Los Angeles Review of Books
Maryville University Guide to Creative Jobs for English Majors
The Missouri Review
New England Review
The New Yorker
New York Public Library
The New York Review of Books
The New York Times Book Review
The Paris Review
Poets & Writers
A Public Space
Sewanee Writers' Conference
Small Beer Press
The Southern Review
Squaw Valley Writers Workshop
A Strange Object
Tin House Writer's Workshop