Creative Writing

Welcome to our Creative Writing guide! This guide contains tools and resources to aid in your creative writing process, including general creative writing information and exercises and online resources for research and finding the right word, tools for revision and editing and finding writers’ organizations and preparing for contest, magazine or book submission/publication. We have highlighted a number of literary magazines as well. Please note that these lists are by no means exhaustive. If you know of another good resource – or would like to see a page on another topic not currently included in this guide – let us know! Likewise, please notify us if any of the links you come across on these pages have changed or become dead links. Thank you!


General Resources & Exercises

Journals on Creative Writing

Doing Background Research

Finding the Right Words

Literary Magazines

Library Access

Open Access & Other Online Magazines

For more literary magazines:

Revising & Editing

Resources for Revising & Editing

Writer’s Organizations & Associations


Contests, Prizes, Residencies & Fellowships

Finding the Right Publisher/Agent

On Writing Query Letters