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Creative Writing Resources  

Writing resources and your next great idea are available at the library.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome Writers!

This site is designed to provide fast and effective access to information resources useful to creative writers.

Visit the library and browse; you might find your next great idea waiting for you in the library stacks.

You can also search the Mansfield Library catalog for books and videos, locate journals by title or browse all databases A-Z

Please contact me with questions about your research and/or assignments.


Take every opportunity to keep writing.

  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
    "NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing." It allows participants to join a community of writers committed to writing 50,000 words in one month. Consider the benefits of enthusiasm, determination and deadlines.

Resources for Writers

Use your words wisely and well. Ground your creative writing in facts.

Publishing Sources

Explore publishing opportunities for your creative works.

  • Literary Magazines
    Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight hundred literary magazines.
  • Creative Writing Journals at the Mansfield Library
    Includes creative writing journals to which the library has a current subscription.
  • Poets & Writers Magazine
    Classifieds Section: Writing contests, conferences, workshops, editing services, calls for submissions, and more.
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
    AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers.
  • Writer's Market
    Current Edition located at the Information Center
    808.028 W9561
  • Poet's Market
    Current Edition located at the Information Center
    808.1025 P745
  • Oval
    The Undergraduate Literary Magazine of the University of Montana.
  • CutBank Literary Journal
    The University of Montana’s foremost literary magazine, founded in 1973 by the Creative Writing program.

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