Writers' Resources

The AWP Official Guide to Writing Programs

Descriptions of creative writing programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Information on conferences, colonies and centers for writers (Dustbooks).

The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses

Edited by Len Fulton (Dustbooks). If you're wondering where to submit your work, this is the place to begin. The entries, from SLANT: A Journal of Poetry (a publication of PAPA, the Arkansas Philogogical Association) to Granta (London address; post-modern attitude), make it clear how to submit, what to submit . . . even how long the wait to hear back might be. The entries are indexed by subject areas, which makes confronting the thousands of possibilities a little easier.

Directory of Small Magazine/Press Editors & Publishers/Names and Numbers

(Dustbooks). Provides more specific information about the editors and publishers of magazines in the international directory.

Directory of Poetry Publishers

(Dustbooks). More than 2,000 magazine and book-publisher outlets for poets.

Village Writers Group


The Village Writers Group is a community of writers that meets for support, inspiration, and to share practical information. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Location TBA.

Georgia Writers Association


Georgia Writers Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that works across the state to encourage and strengthen the proficiencies of writers in both the creative and the business aspects of the writing life. We do this through an array of speakers and programs at regular meetings. GWA sponsors workshops, conferences, seminars, contests and other events. We encourage the formation of satellite groups, critique groups, and other writer resource groups. We encourage the funding of guest authors to various Georgia counties. Our online publications are an attempt to educate and inform the diverse literary community of Georgia. Accomplished Georgia writers are recognized through the Georgia Author of the Year Awards. Georgia Writers Association is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Georgia Writers Inc. is in part supported by and located at the College of Humanities on the campus of Kennesaw State University. Some events are in cooperation with Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project and the Masters of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Atlanta Writers Club


Founded in 1914, the Atlanta Writers Club (AWC)…

teaches the craft and business of writing, supports the local literary community, and encourages more reading by the public.

AWC serves all who are interested in writing, from well-published authors to those aspiring to write for the first time. Our members include writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, essays, blogs, graphic novels, poetry, screenwriting, playwrighting, journalism, and freelance work.

Upcoming Events: AWC hosts monthly educational meetings and periodic workshops, all of which are free to its members. Come to a meeting for free to decide if we’ll be a good fit for you. We also host the Atlanta Writers Conference twice each year, where our members can receive literary agent and publisher feedback about their work, advance toward agent representation and book deals, and learn even more about writing and the publishing industry.

Annual Writing Contest: AWC hosts a no-fee contest for our members with prize money and publication online for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest launches at the end of each year, with winners announced at our April meeting.

Critique Groups: AWC sponsors critique groups online and throughout the metro Atlanta area, and we encourage our members to start new ones. We will advertise your group on our website and in our newsletter to help you recruit participants.

Monthly eQuill newsletter, meeting/workshop reminders, and contest and conference announcements: stay up to date on upcoming AWC events, contests, and literary happenings in the Southeast.

Decatur Writers Studio


The Decatur Writers Studio is a learning and working resource for writers in the Atlanta area. The professional shared work space is just one block from the Decatur Square and convenient to MARTA and features a wide assortment of classes from acclaimed writers. The Decatur Writers Studio is a project of the Decatur Book Festival.

Crossroads Writers Conference


Writers conference and community organization in Macon, GA.