• 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’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 Oklahoma writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    Cimarron Review

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


    Creative Quills

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


    Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry

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


    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. Offers writing workshops and more.


    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.


    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 Writers’ Federation

    A nonprofit federation of writers groups dedicated to promoting higher standards for the written word in Oklahoma. Offers a conference, writing contests, virtual writing workshops, and more.


    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.


    Scissortail Creative Writing Festival

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


    Tulsa NightWriters

    A writing group meeting monthly in Tulsa. Open to all writers working in all genres.


    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.


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