• New Hampshire Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire writing organizations you might want to check out:



    For more than a decade, WriteByNight has helped writers in New Hampshire 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 beta read, critique, or writing workshop.

    Editing/Proofreading: If you’ve written a book and want someone to polish it for you.

    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.”



    Ayris Magazine

    A magazine devoted to visual and literary study and achievement at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.


    Barnstorm Journal 

    Barnstorm is an online literary magazine sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire.


    Center for the Book

    The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library was established in 2003 to celebrate and promote reading, books, literacy and the literary heritage of New Hampshire, and to highlight the role that reading and libraries play in enriching the lives of the people of the Granite State.


    Exeter LitFest

    Annual festival in downtown Exeter that offers panel discussions, writing workshops, book launches, children’s programming, and more.


    The Frost Place

    The Frost Place is a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts based at Robert Frost’s old homestead.


    Lifelines Magazine

    Publishes short stories, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.


    MacDowell Colony

    The MacDowell Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment (a rural retreat) in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.


    Monadnock Writers’ Group

    A nonprofit writing organization established by a group of local writers in 1984. Through monthly meetings from September through June, they offer fellowship and support to professional and novice writers alike.


    Murphy Writing Seminars 

    A retreat that offers writing workshops, readings and community.


    New Hampshire Writers Network

    A community of New Hampshire writers, it welcomes both beginning and experienced writers.


    New Hampshire Writers’ Project

    A statewide, membership-based, nonprofit literary arts organization, it serves as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians and readers in and near New Hampshire.


    Plymouth Writing Project

    The New Hampshire chapter of the National Writing Project, it shares the values of the national organization: equity, diversity and excellence. By building an extensive network of teacher leaders, NWPNH seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in the state.


    Poetry Society of New Hampshire

    A nonprofit membership organization that promotes poetry through the publication of books, a quarterly magazine, open mics, writing workshops, writing contests and collaborations with artists.


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