• Alabama Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Alabama, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you’re looking for writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Alabama organizations you might want to check out:



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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.



    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.


    Help us add to this list, Alabamians! Do you know of writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or an Alabama literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here