• Maryland Resources for Writers

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



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    Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

    A one-day nonprofit writing conference that has attracted and motivated more than 1,500 writers over its history. Attendees come from surrounding states and the District of Columbia, as well as from throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva region.


    Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland, Inc.

    The mission of the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland, Inc. is to provide avenues of support and networking to Maryland’s African-American writers.


    Creatures, Crimes and Creativity Literary Conference

    Its purpose is to gather readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and steam punk.


    Edgar Allan Poe House

    Poe’s former residence, today a museum and national historic landmark.


    Hollowdeck Writer’s Guild

    A community of multi-genre writers just outside of Baltimore, the Guild offers writing workshops, weekend writing retreats, and more.


    Maryland Writers’ Association

    This volunteer, not-for-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the art, business and craft of writing.


    Mystery Loves Company Booksellers

    A bookshop for scribes of the shore.


    Potomac Review

    Potomac Review opens windows into the complexity of literature; in each issue, selections span the spectrum of voice and style. PR welcomes variety, and through it, creates an organic flow of ideas to contribute to the literary conversation.


    The Writer’s Center

    An independent literary organization rooted in a dynamic community of writers. Cultivates the creation, publication, presentation and dissemination of literary work through writing workshops and more.


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