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- Beginning Writers – Suite101.com
This site has good resources and articles for writers. The entire site is very large, dealing with many different humanities,
and other topics.
- National Writers Union
National Writers Union, “The union for freelance writers working in US markets.”
Resource for information about books, writing and publishing.
- Playwrighting resources for the theater playwright
Tools for playwrights and literary managers.
- Open Directory Project
Writers’ resources for playwrights.
- Red Cedar Review, Michigan State University’s Literary Digest
- CR: New Centennial Review, (Michigan State University) is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas that suggest possibilities for plural futures. We seek philosophically inflected interventions, provocations, and insurgencies that trouble the limits of the potentialities of the Americas. We also encourage more global and theoretical work with implications for the Americas.
- Third Coast, a literary magazine published biannually by the Department of English at Western Michigan University.
- Sulfur, founded at the California Institute of Technology in 1981, Sulfur is now based at Eastern Michigan University, edited by EMU English professor Clayton Eshleman. In book format, it apears bi-annually, and translations, artwork, essays, and a 50 page section of reviews and noticings.
- Journal of Narrative Theory, a refereed, international journal published by the Department of English Languag and Literature at Eastern Michigan University, that publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that explore narrative issues from a variety of interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and critical contexts.
- Michigan Quarterly Review, the University of Michigan’s flagship journal, publishing each season a collection of essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews.
- Xylem, the Undergraduate English Association’s annually published literary magazine. Only undergraduate students at the University of Michigan are eligible for publication.
- Passages North, Northern Michigan University’s literary journal, published on a biannual basis, features poetry, short fiction, interviews, and personal essays. The journal not only receives and publishes writers from across the country and around the world, but it also pays special attention to “emerging writers.”
- Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Michigan State University’s new journal devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in nonfiction. The title reflects our intention to give nonfiction its due as a literary genre—to give writers of the fourth genre a showcase for their work and to give our readers a place to find the liveliest and most creative works in the form.
Resources for Teachers of Writing
- Creative Writing Prompts
This site offers creative writing prompts that are focused towards the genres of both fiction and poetry.
- Language Arts Mini-Lessons
A good prompt/lesson plan page that concerns itself mainly with K-12, with a lot of the lessons being geared towards the middle aspect of that spectrum (4th-9th grades).
Click here to view a list of writing exercises, and a bibliography of useful books for teachers and students of writing.
- National Writing Projects of Michigan
- MSU Writing Center
- U-M Sweetland Writing Center
- Michigan Writing Centers Project
Michigan Public Libraries
- Library of Michigan
- Flint Public Library
- Ann Arbor Distric Library
- Detroit Public Library
- Grand Rapids Public Library
- Capital District Library (Lansing)
To access the directory of public libraries in Michigan, click here.
Poetry Network News
- 4th Annual Midwest Poets & Writers Conference August 23 – 24, 2002. Sponsored by The Detroit Writers Guild in partnership with University of Detroit Mercy. For details visit www.blackarts-literature.org.
- Creative Writing Retreat April 12-13 Margo LaGattuta will present a Creative Writing Retreat at Windrise Spirituality Center. The fee for the weekend is $300. All welcome. For further information and to register call 248.693.7344 or go to www.windrise.com.
- The Far Field Retreat for Writers Sponsored by The Oakland University Department of English, Click For Details: http://www2.oakland.edu/english/farfield/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cranbrook Retreat for Writers, Cranbrook Schools. Five-day workshops in Children’s, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting during the months of July and August at Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Call 248-645-3664 or email email@example.com, or visit the website for more information.
- The Algonkian Novel Workshop
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 703-264-1729, or
visit the website: http://webdelsol.com/Algonkian/.
- Bear River Writers’ Conference
Four-day program held during the months of May and June. For more information, visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/bearriver/ or email
- Third Coast Writers’ Conference
Two-day conference held in May on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. For more information, go to http://www.wmich.edu/thirdcoast/conference.html, or call Holly Clark at 616-387-2570, or email email@example.com
Literature and Language Arts websites
“The award-winning rights marketplace where editors and agents buy and sell unpublished and published manuscripts and screenplays.” Must pay a fee to access this website.
A useful website that covers a broad range of issues for writers. This site has the standard Chat, Forum, and available Classes, and there is a section on job resources, too.