Colorado Book Organizations

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

ASJA helps professional freelancers advance their writing careers. Members share candid data on rates, contracts, editors and more. Non-members benefit from our Contracts Watch newsletter, annual writers conference and other services.

1501 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10036, USA
(212) 997-0947

Aspen Writers Foundation

The Aspen Writers’ Foundation is a nonprofit arts organization that has been serving readers and writers since 1976. As one of Colorado’s longest standing literary centers, presenting some of the nation’s most prominent and promising authors, the Aspen Writers’ Foundation has established itself among the country’s foremost promoters of the literary arts.

110 E. Hallam Street, Suite No. 116
Aspen, CO 81611
Tel 970.925.3122
Fax 970.920.5700

Bloomsbury Review

For 22 years we have published a book magazine with you, the discriminating book reader, in mind. We don’t plug the mega-bestsellers. We don’t push celebrity biographies or “how-to-get-richer-thinner-smarter-happier books.” And we don’t hype books or authors that are reviewed in every newspaper and magazine in the country. You hear enough about them already. The Bloomsbury Review® is not slick, stuffy, fluffy, snobby, ponderous, or presumptuous. The Bloomsbury Review® is simply lively writing about good reading and great writers.

1553 Platte Street, Suite 206
Denver, CO 80202-1167 USA
Tel: (303) 455-3123
Fax: (303) 455-7039

Book Organizations of Colorado (BOOC)

A loose collaboration of Colorado organizations involved with books. Our goal is to facilitate communication and cooperation among the leaders of various associations of writers, publishers, librarians, editors, book stores and similar groups to prevent scheduling conflicts, and inform our members of events of interest to them when appropriate.

Boulder Media Women

Boulder Media Women is an informal networking group of more than 160 women who are media professionals. The group includes writers, editors, publishers, photographers, movie scriptwriters, TV producers, book designers, web page experts, copy editors, literary agents, and creative literary women in their own style. We get together for monthly potlucks and also for coffee on Friday mornings at Bookends Cafe. We also periodically sponsor other events, such as literary afternoons at the Boulder Bookstore.

Boulder Writers Alliance (BWA)

The Boulder Writers Alliance (BWA) is a nonprofit organization of communications professionals in Boulder and throughout Colorado. Members specialize in all facets of writing and communications, including technical and marketing writing, fiction and journalism, editing, graphic arts, multimedia, and the World Wide Web. The BWA provides education, networking, and marketing opportunities for members, and connects writers with employers through this BWA Web site.

P.O. Box 18342
Boulder, Colorado, USA 80308-1342

Colorado Authors League

Incorporated on January 14, 1932, to “foster the art and craft of authorship,” the Colorado Authors’ League (CAL) is one of the oldest professional writers’ organizations in the western United States.  Today CAL includes more than 200 specialists, whose work embraces every branch of fiction and nonfiction.

PO Box 24905
Denver CO 80224

Colorado Center for the Book

The Colorado Center for the Book is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that has existed in Colorado since 1987. Affiliated with the Library of Congress Center for the Book, we are one of a network of thirty state Centers for the Book. Established by law in 1977 under the leadership of Librarian of Congress, Daniel Boorstin, the national center was created to stimulate public interest in reading, books and libraries. The Colorado Center built on that mission by focusing on a “book community” that includes but is broader than libraries. The Colorado Center is one of the few that operates independent of a state library.

Colorado Association of Libraries

The purposes of the Association are to improve library services to the people of Colorado, to foster professional development of its members, and to encourage the effective utilization of information literacy in all libraries.

12081 W. Alameda Pkwy. #427
Lakewood, CO 80228

Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group

The Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group’s focus is to give the writing community a peer environment with which to share concepts, ideas, critiques and projects.  or

Conejos Writers Circle

Our Mission: To encourage those interested in the art of writing by providing support, resources, and education.

Denver Press Club

We invite you to become part of something special – a journalism tradition in Denver that stretches back to 1884. That’s how long journalists have gathered at the Denver Press Club – to socialize, gossip, swap ideas and stories.

1330 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 571-5260

Denver Woman’s Press Club

The club brings together over 200 writers of all backgrounds– journalists, corporate and mass communications professionals, business and trade writers, public relations specialists, grant writers, poets, novelists, freelancers, educators and historians.

Denver Woman’s Press Club
1325 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

“Best of Denver” (Westword 2004, 2001)
Lighthouse Writers Workshop is an independent creative writing school in Denver, Colorado, founded and operated by working writers and university-level teachers of writing.

1515 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 297-1185

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association

An association of 250 independent, locally-owned bookstores located throughout the Rocky Mountain region. These bookstores, like other locally-owned businesses, are owned by your friends and neighbors who are vitally interested in the life and health of their communities. The diverse tastes of these independent booksellers reflect the literary needs and interests of those communities. It is the varied demands from myriad independent booksellers, not from the national chains with their centralized buying, that make it possible for quirky or controversial books and first-time authors to get published.

19 Old Town Square, Suite 238
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970-484-5856
Fax: 970-407-1479
Toll-free within region:1-800-752-0249


Largest Science-Fiction Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region. We have over 80 authors and speakers coming to MileHiCon this year. We have panels on everything related to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

Mystery Writers of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter

Mystery Writers of America.

6363 E. Hampden (Hampden & I-25)
Denver, CO 80222

PEN Women Colorado

The National League of American Pen Women was founded in 1897 as an alternative to the (then) all-male National Press Club. Realizing a need for an organization that would include women of the press, Marian Longfellow O’Donohue, niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, decided to create such an organization. Along with Margaret Sullivan Burke and Anna Sanborne Hamilton, she made plans for “bringing together women journalists, authors and illustrators for mutual benefits and the strength that comes of union.”

National Headquarters
Pen Arts Building
1300 Seventeenth St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-1973

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

The PIKES PEAK WRITERS CONFERENCE, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a multi-genre commercial fiction event sponsored by the Pikes Peak Writers, and enjoys the support of the Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration, Pikes Peak Library District and the Wyndham Hotel. PPWC enjoys a reputation of professionalism without sacrificing friendliness — one reason many writers and publishing professionals return year after year.

4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway #246
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 531-5723

Publishers Association of the West

The Publishers Association of the West is a non-profit trade association originally chartered in 1977 as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association, the Publishers Association of the West’s membership ranges from small independent presses to publishers with worldwide operations. Membership also includes organizations that provide services to publishing companies, such as printers, designers, binderies, and marketing and sales specialists.

PO Box 18157
Denver, CO 80218
fax: 303.279.7111

Rocky Mountain Chapter, Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime is an organization of readers and writers. Our purpose is to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to the inequalities in the treatment of female authors, and raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the field.

Box 19486
Boulder, CO 80308-2486

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

A small group of novel writers came together in a quest for support, the latest in market news, education, and access to industry professionals. The needs that brought that original group of writers together has remained constant throughout RMFW’s evolution.

Today, RMFW’s members are focused on mastering the art and craft of novel-length fiction and acting as a dissemination point for information concerning commercial fiction writing.

PO Box 260244
Denver, CO  80226-0244

Rocky Mountain Publishing Professionals Guild

The Rocky Mountain Publishing Professionals Guild (RMPPG) is an organization of self-employed individuals in the publishing and communication industries. RMPPG was founded in 1991:

  • to promote and enhance the professional skills of its members;
  • to increase dialogue among colleagues and clients through meetings and social events;
  • and to foster effective, ethical business practices.

Members include editors, indexers, proofreaders, designers, writers, researchers, and others who offer a range of skills and specialties.

Romance Writers of America, CO Romance Writers

Colorado Romance Writers celebrates 2003–its sixteenth year as the Denver Affiliate of Romance Writers of America. We focus on comprehensive programs structured to give our members the tools they need not only to become published, but to establish a career in romantic/women’s fiction. Whether you’re a new author or multi-published, CRW–metro Denver’s oldest romance writing organization–is dedicated to supporting your goals.

P.O. Box 448
Eastlake, CO 80614-0448

Romance Writers of America, Heart of Denver Chapter

HODRW is chapter #176 of Romance Writers of America. Our goal is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and established in their writing field, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

PO Box 3811
Englewood, CO  80155

Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Chapter

KOD, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America®, was formed by writers world-wide to promote and support the reading and writing of suspense and mystery fiction with strong romantic elements (woman’s suspense, woman-in-jeopardy, romantic suspense, & Gothic). Though this popular sub-genre of romance fiction has enjoyed popular and sustained readership for decades, and despite the popularity of writers such as Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown, it continues to be under-promoted in the industry and hard to find on the shelves of bookstores.

Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN)

SPAN is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests and expertise of independent publishers through educational opportunities and discounted services. Publishing is a business, and we strive to help our members flourish in this competitive market. A SPAN membership can bring publishers increased visibility, more sales, and larger profits.

Small Publishers Association of North America
1618 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
phone: 719-475-8589
fax: 719-471-2182

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Rocky Mtn Chapter

RMC-SCBWI is a volunteer organization serving members in Wyoming and Colorado, continuing after twenty-five years to be a beacon for all who are interested in children’s literature.

Speak Up! Literary Journal for Young Adults

Speak Up is a national, annual non-profit literary journal published in hard copy that provides a creative voice for young adults (ages 13-19 yrs.) through publication of their original fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, photography, and artwork.

  • be creative, honest, and expressive
  • voice your concerns
  • express feelings with writing and art
  • find a creative voice
  • expand your creative mind
  • build your writing and visual art skills

Location and Hours

We Write Steamboat

Mission of We Write Steamboat is provide networking opportunity and foster independent publishing success in Steamboat Springs and Routt County, Colorado.

Women Writing the West

Women Writing the West® is a non-profit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West founded by Sybil Downing and Jerrie Hurd.

8547 East Arapahoe Road, Box J-541
Greenwood Village, CO 80112-1436

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