• Iowa Resources for Writers

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



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    The Examined Life Journal

    A literary journal produced by the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry.


    Iowa Poetry Association

    A nonprofit organization whose sole objective is to promote interest in and appreciation for better poetry by Iowans.


    The Iowa Review

    A prestigious literary journal “nudging along American literature, being local but not provincial, experimental but not without respect for literary traditions.”


    Iowa Romance Novelists

    Founded in 1993, IRN is the central Iowa chapter of Romance Writers of America.


    The Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance

    An organization dedicated to improving the art and craft of scriptwriters through education, communication and participation.


    Iowa Writers’ Workshop

    A two-year residency program which culminates in the submission of a creative thesis (a novel, a collection of stories, or a book of poetry) and the awarding of a Master of Fine Arts degree.


    Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Programs

    Offering non-degree summer coursework; application required.


    Saturday Writers

    Writers in Iowa sharing their experiences with writing.


    SCBWI of Iowa

    Offers regional support, conferences, resources, and best of all, networking opportunities.


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