• Vermont Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Vermont, 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, a writing coach near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit and publish your writing, these are some Vermont writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    Brattleboro Literary Festival

    Annual, well-regarded conference, three days’ worth of readings, panel discussions and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are free.


    Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

    Writing workshops, lectures and classes held in the shadow of the Green Mountains. Welcomes over 200 writers annually, along with distinguished faculty, and many agents and editors from major publishing houses and literary firms.


    Burlington Writers Workshop

    A nonprofit dedicated to providing free writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, seminars, writing classes, and retreats for all Vermonters.


    Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium

    Annual gathering dedicated to promoting the writer’s trade and the spirit of public oration that was central to Greeley’s life, hosted by the nonprofit Horace Greeley Foundation.


    Hunger Mountain

    Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing, and literary miscellany published by Vermont College of Fine Arts. Its print issue comes out annually in the spring, and online content changes on a regular basis.


    League of Vermont Writers

    Offers writing workshops, seminars and community for Vermont writers of all types and experience levels.


    Mud Season Review

    An international literary journal run by members of the Burlington Writing Workshop.


    New England Review

    Publishes new fiction, poetry and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting.


    Poetry Society of Vermont

    An association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, writing workshops, readings, writing contests and contributions to the society’s chapbook. Anyone may join, including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont.


    Postgraduate Writers’ Conference

    A summer immersion program for writers with MFAs (or equivalent), offering small writing workshops of 5-6 participants.


    The Silo

    A student-run and produced journal of  arts and letters at Bennington College. Offers fiction and poetry, as well as audio and video on its website.


    Vermont Authors Fest

    Vermont authors sign books and answer questions at this annual event at the Craftsbury Farmers Market.


    Vermont Studio Center

    The largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the U.S., hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. Provides 4-12-week studio residencies in the Green Mountains.


    The Writer’s Center

    Instruction and inspiration through writing workshops, discussions, and community in White River Junction.


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