Local & Regional Resources for Writers

Local Submissions:

JoCoWrites Blog- monthly contests on submittable 

Submittable Flying Ketchup Press

BkMk Press

The Missouri Review

Sprung Formal KCAI

Classes Certifications Conferences

Johnson County Library Annual Library Conference 2020

Woodneath Library Center The Story Center- Story Certification

MCPL Library Annual Local Authors Fair

Johnson County Community College

Kansas City Public Library 

Metropolitan Community College

Park University


Community Ed through ParkHill Schools, NKC Schools, KC, MO Schools

Communiversity UMKC Community Ed Classes

KCAI Degree in Creative Writing

KCAI Community Ed Classes


Groups for Writers:

365 days James Benger

DigiStory KC

Facebook Kansas P3

Kansas Authors Club

Kansas City Japan Festival

KC Writers FB Group

JoCo Library Writers 

Kansas City Writers Group-Mary-Lane Kamberg - 

Latino Writers Collective

MidAmerica Romance Writers

Missouri Writers Guild

MO-Tell Missouri Story Telling

Ozarks Writers League

Poetry for Personal Power

scbwi ks/ mo 

Springfield Writers Guild

The Writers Place

Write Central in Gladstone, MO

Writers Place FB Group


Books Stores:

The Rabbit Hole- North KC, MO future Museum of the Children’s Book Exploratorium

Steels Used Books, Used, Rare Vintage (Think Diagon Alley) Gladstone, MO

Prosperous Books- used with local poetry, 39th Street District KC, MO (near Westport)

AfterWord Tavern Shelves in Crossroads KC, MO, Christian Overgaard 

Rainy Day Books in KS

Three Wishes Book Store in KS

Magazines/ Media/ Journals/ Publishers

365 days FB group and Annual Publication

785 Topeka/ also a radio station, and lit magazine

ArtSpeak Radio KKFI- every Wednesday at Noon Maria Vasquez Boyd

BookMark Press UMKC

Kansas City Voices: Whispering Prairie Press-An annual publication with an eclectic mix of fiction, essays, interviews, articles, poetry, and art. We seek exceptionally written and visual creations from established and emerging voices.

New Letters UMKC 

Northlandia Magazine

Of Our Own Accord- Mary Silwance

Spartan Press

Sprung Formal Kansas City Art Institute Lit Journal

Story Center Education and Press Woodneath MCPL Library Liberty, MO

VALA Gallery Local Future Literary Arts Journal, Penny Thyme


NonProfits & Events for Writers Artists and Small presses:

Midwest Booksellers

CharlotteStreet Foundation

Community of Literary Magazines and Small Presses

Digital Summit Event


Fountain Verse Poetry Festival

MAAA MidAmerica Arts Alliance

UMKC Small Business Center


JOCO Libraries (14 branches)

KC Women in Film and TV

KC Writers Workshop

KC, KS Libraries

KCPL (10 branches)

MCPL (40 plus branches)

National Novel Writing Month - nanowrimo.org November local and national events

Summer Writers Institute: St. Louis

Wednesday Screenwriters, Westport

Woodneath Library Center

Venues for Readings/ Poetry slams and Open Mics:

Common Sense Reading Series Kansas City Art Institute

Corbin Theater on the Square, Liberty, MO

Fountain Verse Poetry Festival

KC Japan Festival

KC Poetry Slam

Louder than a Bomb- Youth Poetry Slam

Non Profit village 313w31

Osage Arts Retreat

Poetic Underground Open mic

River Front Reading Series

Steel's Used Books, Gladstone, MO

The Groundhog Theater, Gladstone, MO

Visual and Audio Literary Artists





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