• Texas Resources for Writers

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



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    Austin Poetry Society

    Formed in 1949, the society holds numerous writing contests, publishes anthologies and chapbooks, and offers public meetings that have featured some of the most influential poets and artists from Austin and beyond.


    Austin Writers Meetup Group

    Weekly discussion-based meetings, where writers bring examples of their current writing for sharing (read silently) and to spark discussion.



    Writers of all ages and skill levels are invited to examine the techniques of literary artists and experiment with language to communicate experience and meaning. Writing workshops for kids and adults.


    Bat City Review

    Under the auspices of the University of Texas, a literary magazine “bringing together the best voices in contemporary short fiction and poetry.”


    DFW Writers’ Conference

    An annual conference in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, it offers the chance for attendees to meet literary agents and editors, published authors, and other industry professionals.


    Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program

    Provides solitude, time and a comfortable place for writers who have written significantly about Texas—as well as a four-figure monthly stipend.


    Gemini Ink

    A nonprofit, independent literary center in San Antonio, Gemini provides university and master-level classes and writing workshops, as well as readings, seminars and discussions.


    Gulf Coast

    The literary magazine of the University of Houston. One of the finest journals in the nation, it publishes new fiction, poetry, nonfiction and reviews.


    Harry Ransom Center

    Acquires original cultural material for the purposes of scholarship, education and delight. Hosts many public events, including readings and discussions of contemporary and classic literature.


    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

    A National Literary Landmark in Kyle offering frequent readings by authors of note.


    Permian Basin Bookies

    Offers monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, and hosts the annual Permian Basin Writers Workshop at Midland College.


    Poetry Society of Texas

    At each regular meeting, business is transacted and a program presented by a writer or critic of distinction. Poems by PST members are awarded cash prizes by a selected judge.


    San Antonio Writers’ Guild

    Offers weekly critique groups, monthly meetings, contests, membership benefits, and more.


    A Strange Object

    An independent press based in Austin, dedicated to publishing surprising, heartbreaking fiction alongside thoughtful ephemera.


    Texas Book Festival

    An annual festival bringing many dozens of writers from far and wide for readings, panel discussions, signings and much more.


    Texas Institute of Letters

    A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in Texas letters and to recognize distinctive literary achievement. Induction into the TIL is based on literary achievement. TIL also annually gives awards for published work.



    A nonprofit literary organization that supports literature in North Texas through author readings, writing workshops, concerts and salons.


    The Writer’s Garret

    A nonprofit literary center in Dallas, offering writing workshops, seminars, readings and discussions for adult and youth writers.



    A writing center in Houston offering writing workshops, readings, and more.


    Writing Workshops Dallas

    Offers writing workshops, seminars, and one-on-one consultations for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. In-person courses meet at the Drawing Board in Richardson; others are online.


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