• Indiana Resources for Writers

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



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    Central Indiana Writers’ Association

    Its mission is to support and encourage writers and photographers in their efforts to develop and share their art. CIWA welcomes all writers, beginners and seasoned.


    The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

    This program seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.


    Indiana Review

    Now in its 35th year of publication, Indiana Review is a nonprofit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers.


    Indiana University Press

    Recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences.


    Indiana University Writers’ Conference

    The IUWC is open to writers of all levels. They invite a faculty of prominent writers who are equally skilled and involved teachers. Participants join faculty-led writing workshops in fiction and poetry, and take classes in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.


    Indiana Writers Center

    Aims to nurture a diverse writing community, support established and emerging writers, improve written and verbal communication and to cultivate an audience for literature in Indiana.


    Michiana Writers Workshop

    A writing group meeting twice a month in South Bend to workshop new writing and discuss publishing news and trends. Welcomes writers of all stripes living in north-central Indiana and southwest Michigan.


    Midwest Writers Workshop

    The mission of MWW is to give all writers the opportunity to improve their craft, associate with highly credentialed professionals, and network with other writers.


    The Writers Guild at Bloomington

    An association of writers seeking “to foster interaction among writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.”


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