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



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    Center for Fiction

    The only nonprofit in the U.S. solely dedicated to celebrating fiction, it offers innovative panels, lectures and conversations at its location on East 47th Street. The Center for Fiction also offers workspace, grants and classes to support emerging writers, reading groups on classic and contemporary authors, and programs to help get kids reading.

    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.

    Poets House 

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

    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.


    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.

    The Writers Studio

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

    92nd Street Y

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

    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.

    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.

    Norman Mailer Center 

    Through grants, awards, fellowships and other activities, The Center provides the means for writers in all genres to express themselves.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Unicorn Writers’ Conference

    Annual conference in Purchase, NY “commit[ted] to promote the education and encouragement of authors of all skill levels by facilitating connections with their peers, as well as industry literati.”

    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 workshops, and the opportunity for members to explore professional issues and concerns with their peers.

    Fledgling Writing Workshops

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

    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.


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