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Chicago Women in Publishing
Helping men and women, aspiring and published authors, students, etc. with their publishing needs.
Chicago Writers Association
The Chicago Writers Association (CWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the 4 C’s of writing: creativity, commerce, craft and community. $25 annual membership fee. Most members live in Chicago or surrounding areas, but there is the option to participate from afar via the CWA online discussion group.
Midwest Writing Center
Nonprofit, volunteer organization offers writers workshops, regular meetings, computers, private office space, public readings and many resources.
401 19th St.
Rock Island, IL
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators - Illinois Chapter
Statewide conferences and local events that feature lessons on craft, industry advice and connections to agents, art directors, editors and other authors.