• South Dakota Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in South Dakota, 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 South Dakota writing organizations you might want to check out:

     

    WriteByNight

    For more than a decade, WriteByNight has helped writers in South Dakota 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.

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    Black Hills Writers Group

    A membership writing group offering monthly meetings, critiquing and camaraderie.

     

    Dakota Writing Project

    A nonprofit teachers’ organization at the University of South Dakota that focuses on improving the teaching of writing and improving learning at all grade levels and in all subject areas.

     

    Pasque Petals

    Launched in 1970, this is the oldest poetry journal in continuous publication in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Puts out two annual professionally-printed editions that exhibit a wide swath of writers who use various genres to express their regional imagery and ideas.

     

    South Dakota Arts Council

    A state agency which provides grants, services and information to artists, arts organizations, schools and the public.

     

    South Dakota Humanities Council

    Celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define the state. Hosts an annual book festival.

     

    South Dakota Review

    Established in 1963, South Dakota Review is a national literary, scholarly journal containing works which have a slight western regional emphasis, although selection is based primarily on the quality of the work rather than on subject matter. New, established and emerging writers appear in each issue.

     

    South Dakota State Poetry Society

    Publishes the bi-annual poetry magazine Pasque Petals and sponsors poetry contests and events throughout South Dakota.

     

    Vermillion Literary Project

    USD’s literary and creative writing organization, VLP runs a literary journal, short story writing contests, poetry slams, writing camps and more.

     

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




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