• 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 live in Vermont, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

    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.

    New England Review

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Poetry Society of Vermont

    An association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, 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 workshops of 5-6 participants.

    League of Vermont Writers

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

    Green Mountain Writer’s Conference

    A week-long gathering of developing writers who practice the art and craft of writing under the close tutelage of professional authors. Takes place on the shores of a private lake in rural Vermont.

    Vermont Literary Review

    An annual featuring poetry, fiction, drama and personal essays from and about New England.

    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.

    Burlington Book Festival

    This annual celebration of the written word features literary luminaries from around the world and just around the corner. Held every September.

    Burlington Writers Workshop

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

    Mud Season Review

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

    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.

    The Writer’s Center

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

    Summer Writing Intensive at Marlboro College

    Seven days of workshops, writing and community in southern Vermont. Open to anyone 18 or older interested in developing their writing, and especially military veterans.


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