Following are some links you might find helpful, interesting, or fun. Please note that these links are provided for your convenience; their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the Lane Literary Guild or any of its members!
Organizations & Societies
- American Society of Journalists and Authors: Resources for independent writers.
- Center for Excellence in Writing: at Portland State University
- Eugene Poetry Slam: Slam is the competitive performance of spoken word. It generally combines elements of theatre with the more traditional poetry reading.
- Friends of William Stafford: http://www.williamstafford.org/ Dedicated to the memory and spirit of William Stafford; devoted to the free expression of literature and conscience; provides ongoing education in poetry.
- Literary Arts: Oregon based organization supporting writers, publishers, and readers. (They award the Oregon Book Awards.)
- Oregon State Poetry Association: Dedicated to develop the talents and skills of poets and to stimulate a statewide appreciation of poetry.
- Sitka Center for Art and Ecology: offers a series of workshops that focus on the relationships between nature and art, as well as internship and artist-in-residence programs.
- Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: The society for the same (see also contests).
- Willamette Writers: An organization for Willamette Valley writers (see also contests).
Websites & Magazines for Writers / about Writing
- Authorlink: News and more for writers.
- Byline Magazine: A monthly paper magazine for writers (see also for contests).
- How to Start a Blog, by Matt Banner: A guide that provides all the information needed to learn how to start and grow a blog.
- Litline: Litline has closed, but its extensive links section remains.
- Poets & Writers: The website for the magazine of the same name.
- Rosedog: Resources for writers, including a showcase of unpublished work available to publishers and agents.
- Writelinks: Resources for writers, including critique groups.
- Writer’s Digest: The website for the paper publication of the same name. Their link toWriter’s Guidelines is especially valuable if you have work you’re submitting to journals.
- Writers’ Exchange: Resources for writers.
- Writers Hood: An e-zine publishing genre fiction, general fiction, and nonfiction. Also some info for writers.
- Writers’ Journal.: The website for Writers’ Journal, a paper magazine for writers.
- Writers Markets: An e-zine and books for writers.
- Writers Net: Internet resource for writers, editors, publishers, and agents.
- Writer’s Resource Center: Articles and info for writers.
- Writing World: Inkspot is gone, but many of the resources and articles have been moved here.
Personal Websites of Local Writers
- Henry Alley’s article, The Facts of Life, in The Virginia Quarterly Review.
- Howard W. Robertson
- Jodi Henry, www.writerswelcome.com: With Pacific Northwest writers her primary focus, Jodi will work with you to develop your individual Publicity Plan, including media relations and book signings.
- Charles Bernstein’s rejection of National Poetry Month (I’m not sure if this is meant seriously or not.)
- The Poetry Society of America: their page with links to journals, publishers, MFA programs, publishers, etc.
- Byline Magazine: A monthly paper magazine for writers, with many contests in various genres.
- Glimmer Train: Oregon-based literary magazine with various writing contests.
- Oregon State Poetry Association Contests
- The Pulitzer
- Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Offers annual awards for children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction and picture books, and grants for works in progress.
- Willamette Writers: Annual Kay Snow writing contest / various genres.
- Centrum: Centrum Arts & Creative Education offers many programs, including a summer writer’s conference and artist-in-residence opportunities.
- Directory of Writers’ Conferences: A resource from George Mason University.
- Fishtrap: An organization that features programs for writers, including the popular Fishtrap summer and winter writers’ conferences in the Wallowa Mountains of Northwest Oregon.
- ShawGuides Inc.: provides a comprehensive, searchable online list of literary conferences.
Literary Publications & Publishers
- Clear Cut Press: a publishing and distribution company from North Pacific America
- Traprock Books – For information, please call editor Erik Muller at 541-344-1053.
- Bold Type: A literary e-zine by Random House.
- Caffeine Destiny: An online literary magazine from Portland, OR.
- Denali: the literary and art magazine of Lane Community College.
- Dustbooks: Small press information.
- Moonbomb Press: An e-zine for nearly all types of creative writing.
- Scrivenery Press: A royalty publisher of fiction and nonfiction books.
- THESE!: A 20 page quarterly independently produced spiral bound booklet featuring art and poetry of creative people.
- Xlibris: A site that provides publishing on demand and a sales outlet for self publishing.
- Terrain: http://www.terrain.org/ on-line journal (recommended by Charles Goodrich)
Lane County Libraries
- Eugene Public Library
- University of Oregon Library System
- Springfield Public Library: http://www.ci.springfield.or.us/library/