Resources for Nebraska Poets
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
June 10th - 13th, 2021
The conference will be virtual this year. As a member of the Nebraska Poetry Society, you are able to attend the National convention. Enjoy five poetry speakers and workshops, along with open mic sessions all for only $45. Per day options are also available.
Convention Madness Poetry Contest
Submission Deadline May 15, 2021
Those registered for the NFSPS Annual Conference may participate in the poetry contest. Cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Poems of any form or subject are allowed provided they are limited to one page, with 12 point type, and no columns. Entry fee is $10 for 3 poems.
The Good Life Review
A quarterly online literary journal committed to exploring the overlooked. Based out of Omaha, Nebraska—astride the oft unnoticed—they recognize that there are a myriad of voices that call the regions surrounding us home.
Nebraska Writers Collective
Provides mentorship for writers at all stages of their journey in Midwest schools and correctional facilities.
They also coach and host poetry out loud sessions and competitions.
Virtual Summer Camp for Creative Writers
Grades 5-12, College and Adults
June 14-18, 2021
This the 22nd year of creating summer writing camps for students of all ages. We have fun with sentences, while developing poems, stories, essays, and discover creative corners of our minds that we did not know existed.
Fine Lines is a quarterly journal of creative writing and artwork from authors of all genres, ages, abilities, and occupations.
Published twice a year (in January and July), Plainsongs draws inspiration from the diversity of voices throughout the American Midwest and Great Plains regions to present thought-provoking new poetry from all fifty states and around the world.
The Nebraska Writer's Guild
Guild activities have traditionally centered on one or two annual conferences, held in larger communities around the state. Novelists and historians, poets and journalists, agents and publishers, editors and columnists all have shared their insights on the art (and business) of writing at these conferences.