• Alaska Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Alaska, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Alaska, 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.

     

    49 Writers

    49 Writers, Inc. is run by the 49 Alaska Writing Center, which through programming and outreach supports creative writers from throughout Alaska at all stages of their development while building an audience for Alaska literature.

    49 Alaska Writing Center

    49 offers affordable creative writing classes of interest to writers at all levels—beginning, intermediate, and advanced—in Anchorage.

    Alaskawriters.com

    A home on the Web for writers from Alaska, and those who share Alaska’s pioneering spirit.

    Alaska Quarterly Review

    AQR is a literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary nonfiction in traditional and experimental styles. The editors encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award-winning and established writers.

    Alaska Writers Guild

    The mission of the Alaska Writers Guild is to educate and inform beginning, intermediate and published writers throughout the creative process to become published authors and increase their sales. Monthly meetings in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

    LitSite Alaska

    A gathering place for families, communities and teachers, LitSite Alaska features narratives illustrating many cultural aspects of life in Alaska. As an online learning tool, LitSite Alaska showcases a living archive of lesson plans used in Alaskan classrooms and an extensive collection of excellent peer work by Alaskan students.

    Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

    Held in Homer, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing.

    Alaska State Writing Consortium

    The ASWC is affiliated with the National Writing Project, “a collaborative university/school professional development program to improve the teaching and learning of writing in the nation’s classrooms.” ASWC is dedicated to improving the teaching of writing in all disciplines from kindergarten through college.

    Alaska Magazine

    This is the world’s only general interest magazine about Alaska and only Alaska.

    Alaska Center for the Book

    Alaska Center for the Book partners with literary, educational, arts and humanities organizations, as well as the Library of Congress, to host and sponsor many literary events throughout the state.

     

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