• 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 live in New Hampshire, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    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.

    Poetry Society of New Hampshire

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

    The (Robert) Frost Place

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

    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.

    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.

    Monadnock Writers’ Group

    A nonprofit 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.

    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.

    Barnstorm Journal 

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

    Ayris Magazine

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

    Lifelines Magazine

    Publishes short stories, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.

    New Hampshire Writers Network

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

    Murphy Writing Seminars 

    A retreat that offers workshops, readings and community.

    Seacoast Mystery Writers Group

    Biweekly craft discussions, critique, and networking for mystery writers of all experience levels at the Rye Public Library.

    Seacoast Memoir Series Workshop

    Offering new and emerging writers the opportunity to develop their literary skills in small, collaborative, non-judgmental, workshop-style classes.

    Exeter LitFest

    The first annual Exeter LitFest will take place April 5-6, 2019, at various spots throughout downtown Exeter, and offers panel discussions, book launches, children’s programming, and more. Dan Brown will be the keynote speaker.


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