• Arkansas Resources for Writers

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



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    The Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop

    A critique group comprised of people “who enjoy writing for fun and profit.” Meetings are in Fayetteville.

    Arkansas Writers

    A LinkedIn networking group designed “to stimulate and grow the community of writers in the Natural State.”


    A networking site for Arkansas-based writers and the official site of the Writers’ Guild of Arkansas, a critique group serving professional writers in Northwest Arkansas.

    White County Creative Writers

    WCCW rotates monthly program planning, which includes local speakers, read-arounds and critique sessions, all geared toward encouragement and improvement in writing.

    Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas

    A group of writers supporting each other, from the hobbyist to the published novelist. It holds workshops to build writing skills, guest speakers covering all aspects of writing, and critique sessions to present members’ works.

    Village Writers’ Club

    A gathering of writers from Hot Springs Village and surrounding areas who come together to encourage, nourish and support one another as they strive to reach their individual writing goals.

    Ozark Poets and Writers Collective

    On the last Tuesday of each month, OPWC presents a featured reader and open mike. Headliners include writers of regional to national prominence, and admission is free. Events held in Fayetteville.

    Arkansas Review

    Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies focuses on the seven-state Mississippi River Delta. Interdisciplinary in scope, it welcomes original contributions from all the humanities and social sciences.

    Toad Suck Review

    A national/international literary journal published by the University of Central Arkansas. Its mission is “to publish the most cutting-edge works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations and reviews in the Universe.”


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