Literary Organizations (USA)

If you'd like to suggest the addition of a literary organization to this list, email Blythe Baird at [email protected].


Alabama Center for Literary Arts

Alabama Center for the Book

Alabama State Poetry Society

Alabama Writers' Conclave

Alabama Writers Forum

Huntsville Literary Association


49 Writers

Alaska Center for the Book

Alaska Writers Guild

Alaska Writers Homestead

Island Institute


Arizona Author's Association

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Arizona Mystery Writers

Flagstaff Writers Connection

Page One Literary Center

The Phoenix Writers Club

The Poetry Center

Society of Southwestern Authors

The Writers Studio Tuscon

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing


Argenta Reading Series

Arkansas Art Council

Arkansas Literary Association



Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center

California Literary and Prologue Society

California Writer's Club


The Free Black Women's Library - Los Angeles

Get Lit

Independent Writers of Southern California

Intersection for the Arts

Lambda Literary

Los Angeles Poet Society

Los Angeles Poets & Writers Collective

Marin Poetry Center

PEN Center USA West

Poetic Research Bureau

Poetry Center San Jose

The Poetry Center

The Poetry Lab

The Poetry Salon

San Diego Writers, Ink

San Francisco Writers’ Grotto

Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center

South Bay Writers

Women's Center for Creative Work


Writers @ Work

Writers of Kern

ZZyZx WriterZ



Aspen Words

Author You

Castle Rock Writers

Colorado Authors League

Colorado Poets Center

Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group

Lighthouse Writer's Workshop

Northern Colorado Writers

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Tethered by Letters

The Word

Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College


Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association

Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance

Institute for Writers

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Westport Writers Workshop



826 DC

American Writers Museum

Busboys and Poets

DC Writers Salon

The Deaf Poets Society

The Federal Poets

Free Minds

Hurston/Wright Foundation

The Inner Loop

The Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House


PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Split This Rock

Story District

The Word Works



Emerald Coast Writers

Florida Literary Arts Coalition

Florida Outdoor Writers Association

Florida Reading Association

Florida Writers Association

Gulf Coast Writers Association

West Florida Literary Federation



Atlanta Writers Club

Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Poetry Society

Georgia Writers Association

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Northeast Georgia Writers



Hawaii Literary Arts Council

Hawaii Writers Guild

Pacific Writers Connection


Blue Sage Writers

Idaho Writers Guild

Idahope Christian Writers

The Log Cabin Literary Center



Carlinville Writers Guild

Chicago Women in Publishing

Chicago Writers Association

Literature for All of Us

Midwest Writing Center

Naperville Writers Group

The Poetry Center of Chicago

Quincy Writers Guild

Storystudio Chicago

Tallgrass Writers Guild

Windy City Romance Writers


Central Indiana Writers Association

Michiana Writers Workshop

Midwest Writers Workshop

Writer's Center of Indiana

The Writers Guild



Iowa Center for the Book

Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

Iowa Poetry Association

Iowa Writers' House

The National Association for Poetry Therapy

The Southwest Iowa Writers Guild


Brave Voice

Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction

Kansas Authors Club

Kansas Poets

Kansas Writers Association

KS Writers, Inc.


Appalachian Writers Workshop

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

Kentucky Humanities & Kentucky Book Festival

Kentucky State Poetry Society

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

Louisville Literary Arts

Poezia Writing Group

Southern Kentucky Book Fest (SOKY)



Agents Editors Writers

Central Maine Writers Group

Deer Isle Writers Workshops

Down East Writers

Maine Lit-Ring

Maine Poets Society

Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (MWPA)

Room to Write

The Telling Room



Black Writers' Guild

CityLit Project

Howard County Poetry & Literature Society

Maryland Writers' Association

The Writer's Center



Amherst Writers & Artists

Boston Writers SIG

Cape Cod Writers Center

Electronic Literature Organization

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Gloucester Writers Center

Grub Street, Inc.

Mass Leap

Scribbler's Ink

Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative

Straw Dog Writers Guild

Sutton Writing Group

Wachusett Writers and Poets Club

Writers Room of Boston


Detroit Working Writers

Inside Out Literary Arts Project

Michigan Writers Inc

Poetry Society of Michigan

Rochester Writers

The Scarab Club



826 MSP

Brainerd Writers Alliance

Cracked Walnut

The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

Jack Pine Writers Bloc

Lake Superior Writers

The League of Minnesota Poets

Midwest Fiction Writers

Minnesota Science Fiction Society


More Than a Single Story

National League of American Pen Women, Minnesota Branch

The Playwrights Center

Screenwriters Workshop

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (MN)

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime



Gulf Coast Writers Association

Mississippi Poetry Society

Mississippi Writers and Authors Group

Mississippi Writers Guild


Heartland Writers Guild

The Missouri Writers Guild

Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild

The Story Center

Whispering Prairie Press

The Writers Place



The 406 Writers Workshop

Authors of the Flathead

Humanities Montana

The Missoula Writing Collaborative

Montana Arts

Outdoor Writers Association of America

Story Keepers



Nebraska Center for the Book

Nebraska Center for Writers

Nebraska Writers Collective

Nebraska Writers Guild

Nebraska Writing Project



Ash Canyon Poets

Black Mountain Institute

New Hampshire

Center for the Book

The Frost Place

MacDowell Colony

Monadnock Writers' Group

New Hampshire Writers' Project

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Delaware Valley Poets


Jersey City Writers

Liberty States Fiction Writers

New Jersey Center for the Book

The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association

The Poetry Center

Walt Whitman Arts Center

Women Reading Aloud

The Write Group

The Writers Circle

The Writers of the Weird

The Writing Center


New Mexico

A Room of Her Own

Albuquerque Museum Foundation

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation

La Sociedad para las Artes

Lannan Foundation

Minor Heron Press

New Mexico Book Association

New Mexico Literary Arts

Santa Fe Art Institute

Santa Fe Writers Project


Southwest Writers Workshop

New York

92nd Street Y

ABC No Rio

Academy of American Poets

Adirondack Center for Writing

Albany Poets

Art Workshop International

Asian American Writers' Workshop

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association

Bronx Writers Center

Brooklyn Arts Council

The Center for Book Arts

The Center for Fiction

Congress for Jewish Culture

Fledgling Writing Workshops

The Greenfield Center

The Harlem Writers Guild

Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Just Buffalo Literary Center, Inc.

Latin American Writers Institute

The Lewis Burke Frumkes Center for Writing and Culture

Literary Freedom Project

National Writers Union

The New York Literary Society

New York State Writers Institute

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Pen + Brush

PEN American Center

The Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church

Poetry Society of America

Poets & Writers, Inc.

Poets House

Symphony Space

Telugu Literary and Cultural Association

The Authors Guild

The Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWCA

Voices Unbroken

Writers & Books

The Writers Studio


YMCA of Central New York


North Carolina

Authoring Action


Burlington Writers Club

Charlotte Writers Club

North Carolina Haiku Society

North Carolina Poetry Society

North Carolina Writers' Network

Pamlico Writers Group

Winston Salem Writers

Writers' Workshop


CSU Poetry Center

Lit Youngstown

Literary Cleveland

Morgan Conservatory

The Ohio Poetry Association

Ohioana Library

Thurber House

Twelve Literary Arts



Creative Quills

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers

Oklahoma Center for the Book

Oklahoma City Writers

Oklahoma Writers Federation

Oklahoma Writing Project


Attic Institute

Conversations with Writers

Friends of Mystery

The Friends of William Stafford


Independent Publishing Resource Center

Lane Literary Guild

Literary Arts

Mountain Writers Series

Oregon Poetry Association

Oregon Writers Colony

Oregon Writers Colony

PDX Writers

The People's Colloquium

Willamette Writers

Wordcrafters in Eugene

Write Around Portland

Writers On the Edge




Bethlehem Writers Group

Bucks County Writers Workshop

Central PA Writers Workshop

City of Asylum

Creative Nonfiction Foundation

The Gershman Y

Greater Leigh Valley Writers Group

Kelly Writers House

Ligonier Valley Writers

Literary Philly


Pennsylvania Center for the Book

Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association


Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

Sisters in Crime

Stradler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts


South Carolina

Academy of Authors

Columbia Writers Alliance


Hub City Writers Project

Lowcountry Initiative for Literary Arts

Poetry Society of South Carolina

South Carolina Writers Association

South Carolina Writers Workshop

South Dakota

Black Hills Writers Group

Dakota Writing Project

South Dakota Authors Association

South Dakota State Poetry Society

Vermillion Literary Project


Chattanooga Writers' Guild

Knoxville Writers Guild

Meacham Writers' Workshop

The Porch

Rockvale Writers' Colony

Sewanee Spoken Word

Southern Lit Alliance

Spartan City Poetry Club

Tennessee Arts Commission

Tennessee Writers Alliance


American Literary Translators Association

Austin Poetry Society

Dallas Screenwriters Association


DFW Writers Workshop

Gemini Ink

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Harry Ransom Center

Houston Writers Guild

Inprint Houston

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Poetry Society of Texas


Texas Institute of Letters


The Writer's Garret

Writer's League of Texas



League of Utah Writers

Red Rock Writers

Utah State Poetry Society


Burlington Writers Workshop

The League of Vermont Writers

Poetry Society of Vermont

Vermont Studio Center

The Writer's Center of White River Junction


Charlottesville Writing Center

Furious Flower Poetry Center

James River Writers

The Muse

Poetry Society of Virginia

Virginia Writers Club



Field's End


Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Richard Hugo House


Whidbey Writers Group

West Virginia

West Virginia Writers, Inc.


Arts + Literature Laboratory

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Council for Wisconsin Writers

Driftless Writing Center

Oshkosh Area Writers Club

Red Oak Writing

Redbird Studio - A Writer's Place

Tuesdays with Story

Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets

Wisconsin Writers Association

Woodland Pattern Book Center

Write On Door County




Wyoming Writers Inc.