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


Submitting Your Work: 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)

Mirrors and Windows Mentorship: for Minnesota writers of color interested in children's literature. From the Loft Literary Center.

"Publish Your Writing," Poets & Writers


Favorite Reads

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)

Interview: Brenda Miller, The Florida Review at UCF

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

On Writing by Kate DiCamillo (website)

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


Last updated 7/30/2018