• 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 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 Vermont writing organizations you might want to check out:

     

    WriteByNight

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

    Not ready to chat? That’s cool. Until you are, why not sign up for our weekly message full of education and inspiration for writers and aspiring writers. You’ll also receive a free diagnostic tool, “Common problems and SOLUTIONS for the struggling writer.”

     

     

    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.

     

    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 and offers writing workshops and more.

     

    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 group near you, a writing workshop near you, or a Vermont literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here




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