Creative Writing Information Guide

Imagine Forest

Imagine Forest offers a combination of writing activities and writing games to break down the heavy task of writing a story into small and easy-to-manage activities. Our writing activities aim to inspire aspiring writers to get that winning story idea and even improve their writing skills in the process.

Writer's Digest

Writers helping writers improve their craft, achieve their goals and recognize their dreams—since 1920.

Pen America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

Poets & Writers

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers.

Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

Each year, tens of thousands of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers benefit from P&W’s programs, which include its eponymous magazine; a dynamic, information-rich website; financial support for readings and other literary events; and sponsorship of several notable writing prizes and awards.


The world's most-loved social storytelling platform. Wattpad connects a global community of 85 million readers and writers through the power of story.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material and provides them as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Literary Hub

Focused on literary fiction and nonfiction, Literary Hub publishes personal and critical essays, interviews, and book excerpts from over 100 partners, including independent presses, large publishers, bookstores, non-profits, and literary magazines. The mission of Literary Hub is to be the site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books.

Academy of American Poets

Founded in 1934 in New York City, the Academy of American Poets is the nation’s leading champion of American poets and poetry, with members in all fifty states. Its mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation is an American literary society that seeks to promote poetry and lyricism in the wider culture.

Latino Poetry

Latino Poetry is a national public humanities initiative directed by Library of America, a nonprofit  publisher and cultural institution, in partnership with the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and arts organizations, museums, and libraries nationwide.

The initiative seeks to center the rich and diverse voices of the Latino poetic tradition, bringing them into conversation with current debates about the history and promise of America.  With the guidance and participation of prominent scholars and poets, the programming will examine the extraordinary breadth and range of Latino poetry and its ongoing relevance to our national life.