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Creative Writing: Associations

A research guide for the University of Tampa MFA program in creative writing.

Writer's Associations

Writers' Associations

Participating in a writers' organization can be fruitful for many reasons. Each association typically hosts local and national conferences that give you the opportunity to submit papers, to network, and to find an agent. Some have members only listservs and mentoring programs. Be aware that some associations cost money to join, but most offer discounts or free perks on relevant services.

Writer's Guild of America (labor union)

Modern Language Association  (for those who teach language and literature)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Horror Writers of America

Mystery Writer's of America

Romance Writers of America

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators