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Writing Guides

Find additional guides in the catalog by searching this subject term: Creative writing

Literary Journals & Magazines

Collins Library provides access to many publications that frequently feature fiction, poetry, and other forms of creative writing. Use the Poets & Writers database of literary magazines to identify additional titles and then check Primo for holdings information. Some links will offer many back issues while some only offer selected content online. Some journals are also available in print in the Print Journals sections on the lower level of Collins Library.

These databases contain literary magazines, fiction, and poetry: 

Student Publications

Sound Ideas, the digital repository for the University of Puget Sound, has digitized recent issues of several student publications:

Trade Resources

Use these sources to find out what's new in the literary community, including information about publishers, literary journals, contests, prizes, and more.


The Local Scene

Creative Colloquy:  Listings of events, information about Tacoma's annual lit crawl, and a podcast

King's Books:  Book clubs, readings, and other events

The Nearsighted Narwhal:  A local shop that focuses on indie lit and handmade materials, including books, zines, art, prints, and more.

Tacoma Poet LaureateReadings and Workshops led by our city's current Poet Laureate

Puget Sound Book Artists:  The organization sponsors a yearly members’ exhibition, lectures and bi-monthly “play days” where you can explore, create and share with others

Seattle City of Literature: The organization manages public and private partnerships, both within the city of Seattle and abroad, to grow and promote a robust creative economy. Includes a list of organizations that make up Seattle's literary community.