Literary Spotlight: EVENT

Offering contests, themed submission calls, and reading services, this historic Canadian journal has something for everyone.

Fort Worden
Port Townsend, Washington. Photo by travis manley/ Shutterstock

Conference Insider: Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Craft and community combine at what event organizers call a “left-coast, Birkenstock-wearing version of Bread Loaf.”

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Find your niche magazine

Five magazine editors weigh in on the niche magazine industry and share tips for how to get published in those specialized publications.

Conference Insider: NonfictioNOW

From social justice to video essays, this fact-focused conference is deeply grounded in modern-day truthtelling.

Literary Spotlight: Salamander

This magazine seeks diverse voices, resilient writers, and transformative content.

Literary Spotlight: Nashville Review

“If it’s a moving work of art, we want it,” say the editors of this 10-year-old publication.

Literary Spotlight: Blanket Sea

This online journal showcases works written by people with chronic or mental illness and disabilities.

Conference Insider: SDSU Writers’ Conference

Choose from craft talks, career insights, or publishing advice – both traditional and indie – at this decades-old conference in San Diego.

Literary Spotlight: Flash Fiction Online

This lit journal seeks sparkling writing, evocative storytelling, and well-developed characters – all in less than 1,000 words.

Literary Spotlight: Hotel Amerika

Cross-genre works of all shapes and sizes are welcome in this quirky journal.

Literary Spotlight: Ravishly

This feminist-forward online magazine seeks smart takes on modern issues.

Literary Spotlight: Catapult

This multi-faceted organization is a literary journal, publishing house, writing center, and online community, all in one place.

The rising tide of “cli-fi,” or climate fiction

Authors are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of our planet – and what we can do about it. Enter cli-fi, a new genre that deals with climate change and global warming on both a modern and future scale.

Literary Spotlight: Mystery Weekly

The husband-and-wife duo behind this niche magazine welcome whodunits with open arms.

Conference Insider: Killer Nashville

This thrilling conference allows participants to learn about the industry, sharpen their crime-solving skills, and net a publishing deal all in one weekend.

Top writing conferences for writers of color and LGBTQ writers

Each year, several conferences and retreats cater to specific demographics, enabling writers to find a community that understands the challenges inherent in belonging to, and writing in, a particular culture.

Literary Spotlight: S’more

This new magazine for young girls aims to make science fabulous.

Conference Insider: StokerCon

This spine-tingling conference offers a one-stop shop for all things horror.

Literary Spotlight: Cemetery Dance

For three decades, this prestigious magazine has been the place to publish your horror stories.

Literary Spotlight: Kazoo

This literary magazine for young girls aims to empower and inspire.

We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books

Half of U.S. children under age 5 are non-white. But only 10 percent of children’s books in the last
two decades featured multicultural characters. The math doesn’t add up. And one nonprofit organization is determined
to even the playing field.

Write free with Freewrite

This “smart typewriter” enables writers to find focus.

Creating Suspense

Be thrilled by all genres, all the time.

Shakespeare in the house

A family of writers finds inspiration and solidarity in the bard.

Dinty W. Moore: Writer guy

Dinty W. Moore talks about his unconventional, superstitious, comic, mindful and messy approach to teaching and practicing craft.

Teen spirit

The teen literary journal “Canvas” offers a multitude of ways for readers, writers and artists to connect.

It’s a party

Forget the traditional book launch. Start planning an exciting event.

Moving stories

Video literature lights up literary journals.