• Mississippi Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Mississippi, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you’re looking for a writing group near you, a writing workshop near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Mississippi writing organizations you might want to check out:

     

    WriteByNight

    For more than a decade, WriteByNight has helped writers in Mississippi and beyond achieve their literary goals. And we want you to be next! Claim your free consultation to learn about WBN’s customizable one-on-one writers’ services, including:

    Book CoachingIf you’re writing a book and want some help along the way.

    Manuscript Critique: If you’ve written a book and want a critique, edit, and/or proofread.

    Publication Assistance: If you’ve written a book and want help finding an agent or publisher.

    Not ready to chat? That’s cool. Until you are, why not sign up for our weekly message full of education and inspiration for writers and aspiring writers. You’ll also receive a free diagnostic tool, “Common problems and SOLUTIONS for the struggling writer.”

     

     

    Big Muddy

    A journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

     

    Black Magnolias

    A quarterly literary journal that uses poetry, fiction and prose to examine and celebrate the social, political and aesthetic accomplishments of African Americans with an emphasis on Afro-Mississippians and Afro-Southerners.

     

    Mississippi Authors Awards

    The Mississippi Authors Awards seek to recognize and encourage Mississippi authors and promote interest in local authors’ books.

     

    Mississippi Poetry Society

    Affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, this organization holds annual writing contests, a literary festival and more.

     

    Mississippi Review

    Established in 1977 by Frederick Barthelme, who worked with managing editor Rie Fortenberry to create what is now one of the oldest and most respected literary journals in the country.

     

    Mississippi Writers Guild

    Mississippi Writers Guild is a nonprofit working to build its membership and community involvement in the arts and education within Mississippi. Offers writing workshops and more.

     

    Oxford Conference for the Book

    A three-day conference offering writing workshops and author discussions.

     

    Help us add to this list, Mississippians! Do you know of writing group near you, a writing workshop near you, or a Mississippi literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here




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