• 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 live in Maryland, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    Maryland Writers’ Association

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

    The Writer’s Center

    An independent literary organization with a global reach, rooted in a dynamic community of writers. Cultivates the creation, publication, presentation and dissemination of literary work.

    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.

    Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

    A one-day nonprofit 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.

    Hollowdeck Writer’s Guild

    A community of multi-genre writers centered just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. The Guild exists to provide support for working writers in the Maryland, Virginia, D.C. and Pennsylvania area.

    Mystery Loves Company Booksellers

    A bookshop for scribes of the shore.

    Broadneck Writers’ Workshop

    Its mission is three-fold: to provide criticism in a supportive, honest and helpful manner; to receive criticism in order to improve and gain new insights into writers’ stories; to provide a community that encourages writers’ lives, through social and emotional support, publication and contest leads, and networking.

    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.

    Edgar Allan Poe House

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

    Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute

    An annual weekend-long conference at Hagerstown Community College for fiction writers of all stripes.


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