• Montana Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Montana, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Montana, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    CutBank Magazine

    Founded in 1973, Cutbank publishes two print issues a year of poetry, fiction and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices.

    Whitefish Review

    A new literary journal based in Whitefish, Montana that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography and interviews, with a slant toward mountain culture.

    Oval Magazine

    The Oval is the undergraduate literary magazine of the University of Montana. It provides an outlet for new and young artists to express themselves, their ideas and passions to the world through the medium of print.

    Authors of the Flathead

    The Authors of the Flathead is a group of writers from all around northwest Montana, ranging from novelists to nonfiction writers, screen to short story writers, and poets to journalists.

    Missoula Writing Collaborative

    The Missoula Writing Collaborative teaches literary competence, critical thinking, cultural awareness and artistic joy through creative writing.

    Montana StoryKeepers

    Montana StoryKeepers is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving oral and written histories through sharing and gathering, conducting multi-generational programs, collaborating on educational events, and participating in community endeavors.

    406 Writers’ Workshop

    Offers six-week evening classes and weekend intensives for an opportunity to work with others who have a demonstrable passion for writing.

    Montana Arts

    Its mission is to propagate and preserve the state’s cultural heritage by assisting individuals and organizations involved in Montana’s literary, visual and performing arts.

    Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering

    A 4-day cultural festival dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history, heritage and values of the cowboy lifestyle through cowboy poetry and western music lyrics.


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