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Resources for Writers

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The Michiana Writers' Center provides these links as information only. MWC does not endorse any of the sites. As always, use your own judgment when online!



Publishing Opportunities for young writers:



Indiana Kids magazine,

a brand new family project (not a commercial one) written, edited and published for kids, about kids and by kids, is seeking submissions from Indiana kids across the state. 
This online quarterly magazine is a family project of the Miller and Anderson families of central Indiana, founded to teach our own family's Indiana kids how to work together, how to interview people (which involves a lot of listening), how to interpret and write about what they've learned, and to introduce them to many other interesting Indiana kids around the state they might otherwise not get to meet.  Please send us your poetry, short stories, art work and photography. Make sure the photographs are a jpg file. The drawings can be pdf files. The poems and stories can be either Microsoft Word or just written in the body of the email. 
If  your submission fits the themes and mission of the magazine, we will publish it in future issues of Indiana Kids. Please send your work toindianakidsmag@gmail.com  and put "submission" in the subject line.  Please let us know what you would like to see us write about in Indiana Kids in future issues. Take a look at the magazine via this link:


Stone Soup Magazine

This magazine publishes writing and illustrations by young writers--up to and including 13 year olds. They receive a lot of submissions, so be sure to check out their guidelines before sending to improve your chances of getting published.



Noodle Tools


Lists online and print publishing opportunities for young writers with descriptions and provides links to submission guidelines.



A website by kids for kids all around the world. Contribute your own stories, jokes, poems, and more!



What Is YARN?

Imagine. Envision. Write. Revise. Submit.

YARN publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices...including teens.


Figment: Write Yourself In


Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.


Writing workshops/groups in Indiana



Founded in 1991, the Michiana Writers’ Workshop is a support group for writers in the South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana and Niles, Michigan area. Basically a critique group, we also share market news, hold workshops and encourage our fellow writers.  We meet twice a month, at the  Old National Bank on Eddy Street in South Bend on the first Monday of the month and in Elkhart at Towne Restoration on County Road 11 on the third Monday of the month.

Meetings are from 7 pm to 9 pm. Guests are always welcome. Please call  before attending your first meeting to verify location and time.




Home of the Writers' Center of Indiana, which provides classes for adults in Indianapolis.



Websites that offer writing advice:



 www.itwwp.org  Indiana Teachers of Writing Writing Project

 http://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/ free lessons for writers







Websites that are fun for writers:

 www.webook.com a website where you can post your writing and receive feedback for free

http://www.1000000monkeys.com/  a collaborative writing site. Build on stories that others begin--like a choose your own adventure for writers 

http://www.writingfix.com/ fun writing prompts and advice 


http://lab.drwicked.com/writeordie.html a website that encourages you to turn off your inner critic and write as quickly as possible. If you pause too long the program penalizes you with obnoxious noises (or, if you choose the komikaze mode, it begins to delete your work until you get writing again).



Website geared toward creative middle schoolers. Includes film, comedy, theater, art, photography, writing, and music. Basic membership is free, more available for fee.




Great Writers in our area:


Chicago based author of The Order of Odd-Fish  which is, by the way, a hilarious read.




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