• Arizona Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Arizona, 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 Arizona organizations you might want to check out:



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    Arizona Mystery Writers

    Arizona Mystery Writers is a nonprofit organization in Tucson, formed to promote mystery writing by Southern Arizona writers. Membership is open to all people interested in mysteries.


    Arizona Professional Writers

    A nonprofit organization of women and men who work as professional communicators, journalists, writers, editors, journalism teachers, photographers, film producers, freelancers, and public relations specialists. Through APW, members sharpen career skills, network with top professionals, and enjoy the camaraderie of peers.


    Central Arizona Writers

    A group in Prescott offering meetings, discussions, a book fair, and more for writers in the Quad City area.


    Changing Hands Bookstore Writers’ Workshops

    This popular Tempe bookstore offers a diverse array of writing workshops for both youth and adult writers, as well as a revolving door of author readings.


    Flagstaff Writers Connection

    Writing workshops, critique groups, presentations, networking events and more for writers of any genre in the Flagstaff area.


    Phoenix Writers Club

    Phoenix’s oldest writers group, founded in 1926. Club members meet monthly to share knowledge, experiences, and encouragement.


    Society of Southwestern Authors

    With several chapters around the state, the SSA is a nonprofit association of writers and other publishing professionals, designed to promote friendship and support among area writers.


    Valley of the Sun Romance Writers

    Arizona’s chapter of the Romance Writers of America, offering a monthly meeting, write-ins, networking, a retreat, and other events.


    Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University

    Arizona State University’s writing center, its mission is to become a “creative hub for writers and readers and the artistic and intellectual heart of a newly vibrant, multinational, and culturally diverse world of writers.” Offers writing workshops, a writing conference, a reading series, and more.



    Annual writing workshop and conference of Desert Sleuths, the Phoenix chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization for writers, readers, and fans of crime fiction and mystery.


    The Writers Studio Tucson

    The Writers Studio Tucson welcomes beginning and advanced students to a unique writing workshop environment where fiction writers and poets learn to discover and nurture their own voices.


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