• 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’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 Nebraska writing 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.


    The Good Life Review

    A quarterly journal in Omaha that publishes long and flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage- and screenplay. Pays $25 per published piece.


    Larksong Writers Place

    Offers in-person (Lincoln) and online classes and workshops, readings and other events, manuscript consultations, and a co-writing space.



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


    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 writing 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.


    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.


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