• Alabama Resources for Writers

    Below you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Alabama, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Alabama, these are some organizations you might want to check out:

     

    WriteByNight

    No matter what state you’re in, claim your free consult to share your writing goals and to learn how WriteByNight’s specialized one-on-one services, from coaching to critique to publication assistance and more, will help you reach them. Click here for a free diagnostic tool, “Common problems and SOLUTIONS for the struggling writer,” and to receive a weekly message full of writing advice and literary goodness.

     

    Alabama Writers’ Forum

    Through a variety of partnerships, grants and memberships, the Alabama Writers’ Forum helps create opportunities for both writers and communities to come together to appreciate the importance of literature in everyday life.

    Alabama Writers Symposium

    Alabama’s premier event for those who love to read, presented by Alabama Southern Community College.

    Alabama Writers’ Conclave

    The Conclave is one of the oldest continuing writers’ organizations in the United States. Writers, aspiring writers and supporters of the writing arts may join for sharing information, developing ideas, honing skills and receiving practical advice.

    Birmingham Arts Journal

    Publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork.

    Black Warrior Review

    Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Black Warrior Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art.

    storySouth

    storySouth’s mission is to showcase the best fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry that writers from the new south have to offer. Special emphasis is given to finding and promoting the works of promising new writers.

    Alabama Media Professionals

    AMP is a statewide organization of professional communicators, including freelance journalists, both print and broadcast. Members meet monthly to exchange news about the communication industry, as well as to network and stay informed about the latest in media and journalism-related issues.

    Fairhope Writers’ Forum

    Its mission is to provide a venue for peer critique where writers of all genres can present their work within an environment of integrity, support and encouragement.  FWF is dedicated to the development of the writing arts through peer review.

    National League of American Pen Women

    This is an organization of professional women artists, composers and writers, founded in 1897, dedicated to its mission to serve its communities through the arts.

    Mobile Writers Guild

    The Mobile Writers Guild is an organization of professional writers and aspiring writers. Monthly meetings at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month from September to May at the West Regional Library on Grelot Road.

    NANO Fiction

    A semi-annual literary magazine publishing flash fiction of 300 words or fewer.

    Cold Creek Review

    A new online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction and artwork that shows “a sense of creative urgency.” Now accepting submissions for its second issue.

     

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