________Links for Columbus Writers

The Downtown Writers Network is a resource for independent writers in central Ohio.

Located in Columbus, we provide services to freelancers, businesses that use freelance talent, and all creative writers in the dynamic mid-Ohio market.


The Downtown Writers Network is especially concerned with promoting the writer's life in Columbus. So we're listing links to sites for mid-Ohio groups, publications and writers first.

If you have a local literary web site you'd like to suggest for this list, please contact us.

Organizations for Writers

Appalachian Authors' Guild (AAG)
The AAG is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide avenues of support and networking to Appalachian authors by assisting our members marketing and selling their products. The AAG is developing a fully integrated online e-commerce portal that will not only provide information about Appalachian authors and their works, but facilitate members to sell books on the AAG website, with a greater percentage of commission going to the authors than they are currently receiving. This portal will include an online book club, on-line chats with the authors, featured author of the month, downloads on demand, gift registry, author profiles and dust covers of each book. In addition, friends of the guild and sponsorship will be open for anyone anywhere in the world.

Brady Magazine
Brady Magazine is an online directory, dedicated to putting  writers on the map. Not only do we provide an extensive amount of resources to writers, we also provide many services to personally help writers succeed.

Central Ohio Fiction Writers
The local chapter of Romance Writers of America

Central Ohio Society for Technical Communications, Columbus
Visit the local chapter of this national organization for technical writers.

Central Ohio Writers Collective
COWC exsists to provide opportunities for writers in Central Ohio to collaborate, develop, and improve as writers in an environment of respect, camaraderie, and fun.

Healthy Beliefs
The website of author and speaker Linda Mercadante (Rev. Ph.D), the Straker Chair of Theology at the Methodist School of Theology.

This creative, often avant garde e-zine about the arts originates in downtown Columbus.

Ohio Arts Council
News about grants, resources and events for writers and other artists.

Pavement Saw Press
This independent press here in Columbus is nationally recognized for its poetry collections and chapbooks.

Pudding House Writers Innovation Center
It's all about poetry, innovation, poets and other writers at this ground-breaking workshop center and publisher in Johnstown.

Still Crazy
Still Crazy is a literary magazine that publishes poetry, short stories, and short non-fiction by and/or about people over 50. The second issue was recently published. For more information, see the web site.

Today's Woman Writers
A supportive online community for both men and women over 18.  We have many features such as poetry and story board, authors interviews, calls for submissions, interactive forums, dictionary, classifieds, regular columns, writing lessons, book store, book reviews, and many more features.

This Worthington-based writers' workshop group welcomes all serious writers. Members have a particular interest in science fiction, horror, and independent filmmaking.


Individual Writers

Becky Barker
Romance writer Becky Barker is the author of Captured by a Cowboy, Back in His Arms, Sassy Lady and other titles.

Diana Barnum
Diana Barnum is a freelance copywriter & president of Moving Ahead Communications, home of Press Express for Press Success. She writes regularly for Business First, The Columbus Dispatch "Connect" section, Columbus ComputerUser Magazine and Employment News.

Gary A. Braunbeck
Gary is the author of the novels In Silent Graves, Time Was, In Hollow Houses, This Flesh Unknown, and In The Midnight Museum. He's published over 200 short stories in a variety of genres, and his work has won the Bram Stoker Award.

Patti Flinn
Novelist Patti Flinn of Columbus, Ohio creates a tantalizing and disturbing story of family betrayal in The List. Read an excerpt from this debut novel and learn more about the author.

Nancy Flynn
Find out how to make a six-figure income as a freelance business writer, from The $100,00 Writer.

Artie Knapp
A collection of published short stories by Ohio writer Artie Knapp.

Rosemary Laurey
An Expatriate Brit, Rosemary Laurey writes contemporary and vampire romance, erotica, the occasional bit of nonfiction, and has a children's book on learning problems coming out this summer.

Nita Sweeney
Nita Sweeney teaches writing and meditation in courses and workshops, including her Writing from the Inside Out, based on methods she learned as a student of writing guru Natalie Goldberg.

Carol T. Williams
Novelist Carol T. Williams of Reynoldsburg, Ohio creates a intriguing and mystical story of one mans secrets in The Monkey Cage. Read excerpts from this debut novel and learn more about the author at www.ravepublications-ctw.com