The Alaska Writers Directory


resources & links

Below are some resources for Alaskan writers. This is not an exhaustive list, but a selection of publishers, residencies, conferences, and online sites that we feel are particularly worth note.

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conferences & residencies in Alaska

  • Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference: Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized annual writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing.
  • Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop: Annual week-long writing workshops in historic McCarthy.
  • The Island Institute: Residencies for writers to pursue their work and share it with the community in Sitka.
  • Denali Artist in Residence Program: Since 2002, offering professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali Park. Online application now available.
  • 49 Alaska Writing Center: A statewide nonprofit based in Anchorage, offering creative writing classes, retreats, events, and a collaborative writers' blog.
  • North Words Writers Symposium: Small symposium in Skagway at end of May features workshops, readings, activities, most meals. Interact often with keynote author and Alaska faculty. UAS credit available.
  • Alaska Writers Guild: An Anchorage group that hosts a writers conference in Anchorage plus monthly meetings for members.

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festivals in Alaska

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presses and journals

Book Publishers with special ties to Alaska

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Journals with special ties to Alaska

  • Alaska Quarterly Review: Publishes writers from all states and abroad; based in Anchorage.
  • Cirque: A Literary Magazine for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest
  • The Fiddlehead (Canada): International, likes work from the north
  • Ice Box: UAF student magazine
  • Ice Floe: Poetry from Alaska and the north
  • Permafrost: National, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry (UAF)
  • Tidal Echoes: Literary and Artistic Voice of Southeast Alaska (UAS)
  • Raven's Blanket: Nonprofit to encourage cultural wellness via arts and education
  • Broadsided Press: Broadsided publishes monthly collaborations between writers and artists. Although international in scope, Broadsided Press was begun in Alaska and its mission and design were influenced by a sense of far-flung communities with little access to big-city resources. Several of our artists live in Alaska.

Journals with looser ties to Alaska

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