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Classroom & Book Club Resources For My Books

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Think I'll Go Eat a Worm Resources

General resources follow. Please contact me if you don't see something valuable listed!  

Literary Journals and Submission Calls

A Complete Listing of Literary Magazines is available on Every Writer's Resource. 

Annual Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings thanks to Clifford Garstang.

New Pages posts regular Calls for Submissions.

Explore New York Public Library's Best of the Web.

Like Zone 3 Journal & Zone 3 Press on Facebook to be reminded about the book contest deadline. 


Multimedia Communities and Resources

Ten Best Blogging Sites for Writers, A Detailed Comparison

PennSound will fine-tune the ear

The Center for Digital Storytelling promotes compassionate community action through storytelling

Out of Our Minds is a 45-year poetry radio show that airs on KKUP and is archived online


Writing Conferences

Save the date for the annual celebration at the Southern Festival of Books!

Kenyon Review Writers Workshop is a generative workshop. See my essay on Black Lawrence Press's site.

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival hosts annual writing competitions, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Cumberland Gap Writers Studio, and the Jean Ritchie Fellowship.

Polish your poetry manuscripts at the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.

Sewanee Writers Conference offers manuscript reviews with writers like Sidney Wade, Tony Earley, and Tim O’Brien

Daily Hits 

Brevity Blog rolls insightful posts on where to submit work, the latest nonfiction contests, and more.

The Kenyon Review Online blog features the transparency-promoting "Why We Chose It" series and the KR Credos.

The Ploughshares blog features a range of literary news, reviews, and reflections.

Steven Harvey’s "Paragraph of the Week" on The Humble Essayist examines lyric prose.

Join the confabulation of essayists on Essay Daily.

Bending Genre has dibs on the nimblest nonfiction.


Prompts and Exercises

A selection of fiction exercises from Brian Kiteley

Cross-genre prompts will get your ink flowing at The Time is Now.

Follow Creative Nonfiction on Twitter to read and submit Tiny Truths


Regional Resources

Chapter 16 is a community of Tennessee writers.

The Clarksville Writers Conference brings writers together in June in the city that once housed members of The Fugitives.

East Side Story podcasts/radio shows are archived under In Our Own Words

Support your local independent bookstores from Powell's to Parnassus Books.

The Porch Writers' Collective is a buzzing locus of writing community in Nashville. 

Tennessee Arts Commission sponsors grants and events that promote literary community and engagement.