• Minnesota Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Minnesota, 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 for you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Minnesota writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    Duluth Novelists

    A monthly writing group for Duluth-area novelists looking for honest feedback on a novel-in-progress.


    Lake Superior Writers

    Writing workshops, writing groups, contests and more for writers in across the Arrowhead region and northern Wisconsin.


    The Loft Literary Center

    Founded in 1974, the Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading literary arts centers. The Loft advances the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature. Offers writing classes, writing workshops, and more.


    Midwest Fiction Writers

    A professional writing group that includes approximately 100 published or aspiring writers of romance. Based in Minneapolis.


    Minnesota Science Fiction Society

    A nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation of science fiction and fantasy literature.



    Minnesota Writers of Speculative Fiction meets three or more times a month for writing workshops, writing groups, and author readings in and around the Twin Cities.


    The Playwrights’ Center

    One of the nation’s most generous and well-respected theater organizations, the Playwrights’ Center focuses on both supporting playwrights and promoting new plays to production at theaters across the country.


    Rain Taxi

    Publishes quarterly reviews of literary fiction, poetry and nonfiction, with an emphasis on works that push the boundaries of language, narrative and genre.


    Screenwriters’ Workshop

    An all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides aspiring and practicing Minnesota screenwriters a setting for interaction and exchange of information.


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