• Idaho Resources for Writers

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



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    Blue Sage Writers of Idaho

    A writing group in southeastern Idaho that meets once a month to critique works-in-progress and share industry news.


    The Cabin

    The Cabin offers programs year-round, including youth and adult education, a Readings and Conversations series that brings the world to Boise one author at a time, and publication opportunities for all ages.


    Idaho Commission on the Arts

    A state organization which offers grants and awards to writers and elects annual writers-in-residence.


    Idaho Writers Guild

    A community-based literary arts organization that promotes education and literacy by hosting public programs and projects, including author readings, writing workshops on a broad spectrum of topics, writing contests, and conferences of interest to writers and readers of all genres.


    Idaho Writer’s League

    Promotes and maintains a high standard of literary output, and recognizes the accomplishments of Idaho writers.


    Lost Horse Press

    A nonprofit, independent press that publishes poetry titles of high literary merit and makes available fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities.


    Sandpoint Literary Collective

    A community of Sandpoint and Bonner County writers and writing professionals meeting once a month and dedicated to literary writing through practice, education, and promotion.


    Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers

    Membership is open to anyone, published or unpublished, who is interested in self-publishing, including those from nearby Idaho.


    Writing North Idaho

    Website intended as a venue for connecting writers not only in North Idaho, but in the Idaho panhandle area. Welcomes participation from writers who reside in nearby eastern Washington and western Montana.


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