• New Hampshire Writing Resources

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    New HampshireNext up in our State Writing Resources series is ye olde Granite State, New Hampshire, capital Concord, largest city Manchester, and the first American colony to break away from the British. Because “Live free or die!” (0:50 to 1:17 are SFW. The rest? Not so much.)

    The New Hampshire writing world has produced authors such as John Irving, Mary Baker Eddy and (gulp) Dan Brown. It is also where many writers seem to retire and pass away: Maxine Kumin, Thomas Williams, J.D. Salinger. Many more.

    Presented in no particular order, here are twelve New Hampshire writing resources, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you are a Granite Stater, or are planning to become one, these are some organizations you might want to take a peek at.

    1) New Hampshire Writers’ Project

    A statewide, membership-based, nonprofit literary arts organization, it serves as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians and readers in and near New Hampshire.

    2) Poetry Society of New Hampshire

    A nonprofit membership organization that promotes poetry through the publication of books, a quarterly magazine, open mics, workshops, contests and collaborations with artists.

    3) The (Robert) Frost Place

    The Frost Place is a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts based at Robert Frost’s old homestead.

    4) MacDowell Colony

    The MacDowell Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment (a rural retreat) in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

    5) Center for the Book

    The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library was established in 2003 to celebrate and promote reading, books, literacy and the literary heritage of New Hampshire, and to highlight the role that reading and libraries play in enriching the lives of the people of the Granite State.

    6) Monadnock Writers’ Group

    A nonprofit organization established by a group of local writers in 1984. Through monthly meetings from September through June, they offer fellowship and support to professional and novice writers alike.

    7) Plymouth Writing Project

    The New Hampshire chapter of the National Writing Project, it shares the values of the national organization: equity, diversity and excellence. By building an extensive network of teacher leaders, NWPNH seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in the state.

    8) Barnstorm Journal 

    Barnstorm is an online literary magazine sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire.

    9) Ayris Magazine

    A magazine devoted to visual and literary study and achievement at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

    10) Lifelines Magazine

    Publishes short stories, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.

    11) New Hampshire Writers Network

    A community of New Hampshire writers, it welcomes both beginning and experienced writers.

    12) Murphy Writing Seminars 

    A retreat that offers workshops, readings and community.

    Help us add to this list, New Hampshirites! Do you run a local writing group or a lit journal we should be aware of? Feel free to share info and links in the comments section below.

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