Resources & Links

The best resources are other writers! It helps to hear about opportunities and events through word of mouth. But the Internet is the next best thing.

A growing list of resources. I have looked at many of them for intel, but not all. As always, I recommend due diligence. Information may change.

Event Listings

African American Literature Book Club Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences

New Pages Writers Resources

Poets & Writers Literary Events Calendar

ShawGuides Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

Local Organizations

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center

Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles Writers Society

Los Angeles County Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America

Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America

Southern California Writers Association

Women’s National Book Association – LA Chapter

Writing Workshops Los Angeles

Online Communities

Absolute Write Water Cooler

Online Writing Workshop for SF, Fantasy & Horror

Submission Opportunities

Aerogramme Writers’ Studio

Authors Publish Magazine



The Masters Review (find more opps in their email newsletter)

The Submission Grinder


Clarion West Writers Workshop (Early Deadline February 10, Regular Deadline March 1)

Odyssey Writing Workshop (Early Application Deadline January 31, Regular Application Deadline April 7)

Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Workshop (Applications March-June)

Viable Paradise (Applications January 1-June 15)

VONA/Voices (Applications January 1-March 15)


On to publication, calmly.