• Nebraska Resources for Writers

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



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    Fine Lines 

    A quarterly journal offering 200-plus pages of fiction, nonfiction and poetry written by students, teachers and community members of all ages.



    Publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction and visual artwork.  The annual issue is published in the spring.


    The Lincoln Underground

    A new literary magazine in the capital city of Lincoln.


    Nebraska Book Festival

    The festival is free and open to everyone who wishes to meet, hear and talk with a few of Nebraska’s many talented authors who have published new works. All participating authors answer questions from the audience and are available for book signings.


    Nebraska Center for the Book

    The Nebraska Center for the Book brings together the state’s readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators and scholars to build the community of the book.


    Nebraska Writers Collective

    The Nebraska Writers Collective promotes creative writing and performance poetry throughout the Midwest. Offers workshops and readings.


    Nebraska Writers Guild

    Founded in 1925, the guild’s purpose is to promote “good fellowship among Nebraska writers; to encourage the recognition of professional writing and writers in the production of fine literature; and to foster the development of the talent of those who desire to write and who show definite possibilities of authorship.”


    Nebraska Writing Project

    A network of professional educators and affiliated writers, it provides opportunities to improve, enhance and celebrate writing for classrooms and communities across Nebraska.


    Plains Song

    Founded in 1999 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Plains Song is an interdisciplinary literary journal that explores a sense of place in the Great Plains through fiction, poetry, nonfiction essays, photographs and graphic literature of emerging and established writers and artists.


    Prairie Schooner

    A national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press. Home to fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews written by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.


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