• 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 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 Mississippi writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    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 groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or a Mississippi literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here