Writing Community

Here’s an expansive list of the best creative writing community websites that we believe will benefit our supporters. We’ve designed this page with the belief that young writers and more experienced ones will both find many of the links we chose to be helpful, educational and entertaining.

We’ve included a veteran-focused category of the best creative writing community websites because we believe veterans need their own creative outlets, especially creative outlets that exist outside the competitive world of publishing houses and cash prizes. At the same time, because we are a literary organization based partly in NYC, we tailored our categories to reflect our humble Brooklyn beginnings, while still making every effort to serve our growing audience of virtual supporters.

As in everything we do, this page is another attempt to be as unique and as literary as possible, while staying true to our veteran-focused mission and values.

Veteran-Focused Literary Websites

Veterans Writing Project

War Writers’ Campaign

Warrior Writers

Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace

Military Experience & the Arts

War, Literature and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities

Military Writers Society of America

Theatre of War

Community Writing Workshops

The Sackett Street Writer’s Workshop

The Unterberg Poetry Center at 92nd Street Y

NY Writers Coalition

Literary Events and Readings

The New-York Historical Society

NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series

Columbia University Creative Writing Lecture Series

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series

Writers Reading to Writers Listening to Writers Reading to Writers 


92nd Street Y

Symphony Space

Bowery Arts + Science

Literary Podcasts

Other People with Brad Listi

New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Longform Podcast

Los Angeles Review of Books Podcast

Selected Shorts


The Moth

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast

London Review Podcasts

Literary Websites

Poets & Writers

New Yorker Page-Turner Blog

The Nervous Breakdown


Brain Pickings

London Review of Books

The Quivering Pen


The Millions

The Awl

The Paris Review Daily


Book Riot

Los Angeles Review of Books

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The Rumpus

Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading

HTML Giant


Arts & Letters Daily

Post-MFA Resources

University of Wyoming MFA Resource Directory

Poets & Writers: Tools for Writers

Community Libraries and Independent Bookstores

Mellow Pages Library



The Strand

St. Mark’s Bookshop

Greenlight Bookstore

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

National Literary Organizations

The Center for Fiction

The Loft Literary Center

826 National

Richard Hugo House

Hub City Writers Project

The Writer’s Center

PEN American Center

PEN Center USA

PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Words without Borders

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Gemini Ink


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