• Oklahoma Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Oklahoma, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Oklahoma, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers

    Established to recognize its extended community of internationally-known writers. The Center is also dedicated to providing opportunities for aspiring writers.

    Oklahoma Writers’ Federation

    A nonprofit federation of writers groups dedicated to promoting higher standards for the written word in Oklahoma.

    Scissortail Creative Writing Festival

    A showcase of Oklahoma creative writing, the Scissortail Festival celebrates published, emerging authors reading original poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

    Oklahoma Center for the Book

    Promotes the past, current and future works of Oklahoma authors; promotes the literary heritage of the state; and encourages reading for pleasure by Oklahomans of all ages.

    Cimarron Review

    One of the oldest quarterlies in the nation, Cimarron Review publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a wide-ranging aesthetic.

    Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry

    Nimrod is published twice a year and features the best new poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction.

    World Literature Today

    One of the oldest continuously published literary periodicals in the United States, and is devoted to serving students, scholars and general readers worldwide.

    Oklahoma Writing Project

    Its mission is to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and literacy by improving learning in Oklahoma’s elementary, middle and high schools, as well as technology centers and colleges.

    Oklahoma City Writers, Inc.

    OCWI consists of writers experienced in all genres, getting published, and those new to the literary art. Each month, the group invites speakers on different aspects of writing—getting published, marketing, submitting to agents, and the new world of publishing technology.

    Oklahoma Review

    An online literary magazine published through the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University in southwest Oklahoma.

    Creative Quills

    This writing group meets bimonthly for writing exercises, open mics, and moral support for writers and other creatives.


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