• New York Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in New York, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you’re looking for a writing group near you, a writing workshop near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some New York writing organizations you might want to check out:

     

    WriteByNight

    Did you know WriteByNight calls New York home? For more than a decade, WriteByNight has helped writers in New York 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 Coaching: If you’re writing a book and want some help along the way.

    Manuscript Critique: If you’ve written a book and want a critique, edit, and/or proofread.

    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.”

     

     

    92nd Street Y

    Offers readings and panel discussions from some of the world’s best-known writers, as well as writing workshops, writing classes and much more.

     

    American Society of Journalists and Authors

    Designed for writers of nonfiction, ASJA offers confidential market information, meetings with editors and others in the field, an exclusive referral service, seminars and writing workshops, and the opportunity for members to explore professional issues and concerns with their peers.

     

    Asian American Writers’ Workshop

    A national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans. Offers an events series, magazines and more.

     

    Center for Fiction

    The only nonprofit in the U.S. solely dedicated to celebrating fiction, it offers innovative panels, lectures, writing workshops, and more. Also offers workspace, grants and writing classes to support emerging writers, reading groups on classic and contemporary authors, and programs to help get kids reading.

     

    Eat, Darling, Eat

    Publishes stories examining the mother/daughter relationship as expressed through food, “the universal language,” with an emphasis on multicultural anecdotes. Submissions should be around 500 words and include a relevant recipe and an image, either photo or illustration.

     

    Fledgling Writing Workshops

    Offers a variety of writing workshops, both in person in Brooklyn and online, as well as some one-on-one work. Most writing workshops are six weeks long and designed to be generative.

     

    The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center

    A not-for-profit corporation founded in 1988 with a mission to advance the art and craft of writing by encouraging writers and readers at all levels to participate in and enjoy the literary arts. Offers writing workshops and more.

     

    Melville House

    An independent publisher and administrator of MobyLives, one of the world’s first and most well-known book blogs, founded by Dennis Johnson in 2000 and based upon his syndicated newspaper column about books.

     

    Millay Colony for the Arts

    One of the more popular artists’ colonies, the Millay offers one-month residencies to visual artists, composers and writers. Residents get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay.

     

    One Story

    A literary magazine featuring one great short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks, allowing readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of art.

     

    Paris Review

    One of the most prominent literary magazines in existence. New fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and arguably the best interview series in all of literature.

     

    Poets House 

    A 50,000-volume poetry library in New York City. It also offers poetry events and poetry workshops, as well as membership.

     

    The Writers Studio

    A non-degree-granting, private school based in Greenwich Village offering craft classes, writing workshops and a popular reading series.

     

    The Writing Center at Hunter College

    Hosts a cultural showcase of free literary events in the fall and spring, and an annual writers’ conference in the summer.

     

    Yaddo

    Yaddo is an artists’ community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

     

    Help us add to this list, New Yorkers! Do you know of writing group near you, a writing workshop near you, or a New York literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here




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