Resources for Writers

Every writer has their favorite literary resources. Here are a few of mine.


Submitting Your Work

Flash (under 750 words)

100 Word Story: Quite literally, stories and essays of 100 words

Brevity: The original flash creative nonfiction (under 750 words)

Creative Nonfiction Magazine's #cnftweet: tell a true story in a Tweet; winning entries on Twitter page and published in quarterly magazine

Proximity: Creative nonfiction published online (flash under 500 words)

River Teeth: Creative nonfiction, including blog section "Beautiful Things" of flash nonfiction


Fiction and Nonfiction

apt: Both print and online opportunities

Baltimore Review: High-caliber publication, all genres

Bookends Review: Independent lit mag publishing all genres

Carve Magazine: Print and digital magazine, all genres

Green Briar Review: All genres, lengths under 6,000 words

Hippocampus Magazine: All lengths of creative nonfiction, including flash

Literary Mama: Online journal of writing about parenthood

Rum Punch Press: All genres including creative nonfiction

The Sun: Over 40 years of gorgeous prose and poetry, plus "Readers Write" section

Yemassee: University of South Carolina, all genres (1,000 to 5,000 words)


Other Opportunities

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant: for Minnesota residents, up to $10,000 (open to artists at all stages in their careers)

Complete Guide to 2019 Artist Grants from Artwork

"Publish Your Writing," Poets & Writers

 Sustainable Arts Foundation Support for artists with children

Mentor Series from the Loft Literary Center


Favorite Reads

Reading Creative Nonfiction

Sunday Short Reads from Creative Nonfiction Magazine (subscribe to receive an essay in your inbox every Sunday)

About Writing

Plot vs. Story by Susan Scarf Merrell from The Common

Interview: Brenda Miller, The Florida Review at UCF

On Writing by Kate DiCamillo (website)

43 Words Your Should Cut from Your Writing Immediately by Diana Urban (blog)

About Writing Nonfiction

How to Make Cake Out of Cupcakes: How to Turn Your Essays Into a Book by Steven Church, Brevity Magazine

Dear Sugar: How Do I Write About My Life Without Alienating Everyone In It? by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed, New York Times

The Humble Essayist (website)

A World Cup Without Eduardo Galeano (author of "The Fan") by Lenora Tedaro, The Atlantic

About Writing for Children

Writing Middle-Grade: A Look at the Numbers from Hannah Holt

Residency Archives from Hamline MFA for Children and Young Adults

CCBC Cooperative Children’s Book Center from University of Wisconsin-Madison


Last updated 6/20/2019