Resources for Nebraska Poets
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
All members of the Nebraska Poetry Society are also members of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Their goal is to recognize the importance of poetry with respect to national cultural heritage. It is dedicated solely to the furtherance of poetry on the national level and serves to unite poets in the bonds of fellowship and understanding.
They hold many annual poetry contests in March.
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.
A literary journal based at the University of Nebraska, in its 89th year of publishing quality poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.
Verses from the Plains
A Bi-Annual poetry collection published by the Nebraska Writer's Guild. They will be taking submissions again in 2022.
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.
Fine Lines is a quarterly journal of creative writing and artwork from authors of all genres, ages, abilities, and occupations. The journal seeks to provide insights for teachers and students, encourage discussion of writing in ways that cut across traditions.
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.