Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

Constellation Stage and Screen

Guide to Online Journalism Degrees


IU Creative Writing Program and Indiana University Writer’s Conference

IU Lilly Library: a depository for rare books and collections.

Online Writing Resources from Indiana Writers Center

Poets Weave: WFIU podcasts of locally produced poetry readings.

Women Writing For (a) Change

Writers’ Center of Indiana: located in Indianapolis

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Poetry and Prose 

Alliance of Independent Authors

Every Writers Resource: lists by topic – i.e. literary magazines and book publishers

Every Writers Resource: list of top 50 literary magazines with links

Horror Writers Association

In the car poetry

The Journalism Journeyman is a blog that follows the journalism industry and provides tips on careers, schools, and networking.
Journalism Degrees and Programs  http://journalismdegree.org/
Top 50 Journalism Professor in 2012  http://journalismdegree.org/top-professors/

Letter Writers Alliance     http://16sparrows.typepad.com/letterwritersalliance/

Money Saving Guide for Authors and Writers    This has lots of basic information for writers, from agents to self-publishing. Provides other references. Especially good for young or new writers.

Mystery Writers of America

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) This writing frenzy takes place every November and has spawned several other month-long frenzies (such as script writing).
Membership is secure, fun, does not require participation, and accesses very handy resources, not to mention a warm and encouraging community that you can participate in or quietly lurk.

Poets & Writers 40Poets & Writers, Inc., is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. It offers a Grants & Awards database about writing contests.

Poets & Writers Writing Prompts The Time Is Now: The Time Is Now offers three new and original writing prompts each week to help you stay committed to your writing practice throughout the year. Whether you’re struggling with writer’s block, looking for a fresh topic, or just starting to write, their archive of writing prompts has what you need. Need a starter pack? Check out their Writing Prompts for Beginners.

Poets & Writers: top 10 faq – most used topic links including: Literary Journals and Magazines; Publishing Your Book; Contests and Competitions; Literary Agents; Copyright Information, etc.

Public Safety Writers Association  A writers association for people involved in writing about public safety. This includes people with public safety careers who write stories, poetry, or non-fiction about their incredible experiences; mystery, thriller, and other writers who write about public safety characters and situations; publishers, editors, and other professionals. They hold an annual conference.

Short Mystery Fiction Society

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Science Fiction Poetry Association 

Sensitive Writing Guide 

Sisters in Crime:   We are 3600 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.

www.writers.net  WritersNet, for writers, editors, agents, and publishers
Some info available, but the real goods require registering as a member.

http://www.ubuweb.com/    Internet’s largest archive of artistic avant-garde material by Kenneth Goldsmith: poet, university professor and amateur archivist.

http://www.lannan.org/lf/audio/   Audio Archives: You can find links here to all of the audio recordings available on the Lannan Foundation website. The archives contain audio files from the popular Readings & Conversations series, other public Lannan events from the past 16 years, as well as selections from the award-winning literary radio program “Bookworm” with Michael Silverblatt.

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American Theatre Wing:  Includes “Working in the Theatre” interviews with leading playwrights, directors, performers etc., as well as many other services.

Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP)

Chicago Dramatists  Since 1979, Chicago Dramatists, the playwrights’ theatre, has devoted all of its resources and programming to its singular mission of developing new plays and nurturing playwrights.

Dramatists Guild of America:  the professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.

Dramatists Sourcebook   Dramatists Sourcebook is the annual bible of opportunities for American playwrights. This is how to figure out what to do with your play after you’ve written it. And until your plays get that first recognition from Literary Managers or Competitions, it probably makes more sense than joining the Dramatists Guild for the Annual DG Resource Directory.

Indiana University Master of Fine Arts  in Playwriting. This is an intensive three year program designed for writers with original voices who are committed to making an impact on the profession.

 Iowa Playwrights Workshop:  The University of Iowa’s MFA Program in Playwriting—is an intensive three-year program dedicated to educating playwrights for the professional theatre.

The Journal of the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage.

National New Play Network:  (NNPN) is an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays for the American theatre

New Dramatists   is dedicated to the playwright, and pursues a singular mission: to find gifted playwrights and give them the time, space, and tools to develop their craft, so that they may fulfill their potential and make lasting contributions to the theatre. Regarded as a national leader in playwright support and advocacy, New Dramatists has remained a pioneer in the field of new play development since our inception in 1949.

New Harmony Project:  The purpose of The New Harmony Project shall be to create, nurture, and promote new works for stage, television and film that sensitively and truthfully explore the positive aspects of life.

New Plays Blog at Arena Stage:


Playwrights Center in Minneapolis  is a national, nonselective career development organization for playwrights. Center membership is available for $50 a year to anyone who wishes to join.


 Specific to Poets

Academy of American Poets:  find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly. Also available are resources such as the National Poetry Map, a national events calendar, and poetry lesson plans for teachers.

Anthology of Modern American Poetry:  Started as a multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), MAPS has grown over the past decade to more than 30,000 pages of biographies, critical essays, syllabi and images related to 161 poets.
Poetry Archive: largest online collection of poets reading their work.


Modern American Poetry Site   is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern and contemporary American poetry.

Poetry Foundation publisher of Poetry magazine, and an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.

Poetry International Web   brings you news, articles, audio and video recordings, interviews and links to other poetry organizations – but, first and foremost, thousands of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation.

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