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    AWP Award Series

    Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry: Joy Priest.

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  • #AWP20 Bookfair

    Conference & Bookfair

    Purchase Your Exhibit Space for #AWP20

    Sales are open & rolling spot selection is open.

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  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Citizen Uncensored

    M.K. Rainey on the power of student-centered learning

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  • AWP Award Series

    Contests

    AWP Award Series

    Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction: Megan Harlan.

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  • National Program Directors' Prize

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    National Program Directors' Prizes

    Furrow wins the content award & Chimera wins the design award for 2019!

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  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    I Wanna Be Rich

    Sheree Winslow on the financial realities of writing.

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  • Kurt Brown Prizes Competition

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    Kurt Brown Prize Winners

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Kurt Brown Prizes.

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  • Web Series

    Careers

    Traditional Book Publishing Contracts

    Watch episode 12 of the video resource Writer to Agent Web Series.

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Writer's Notebook: "I Wanna Be Rich: On the Financial Realities of Writing"

Sheree Winslow | June 2019

Podcast: Episode 71: Song of the Reed: The Poetry of Rumi, Sponsored by Poets House

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The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Finding Voice in the Wastelands of Academic Silence"

Kimberly M. Blaeser | October/November 1995


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Calendar

  • Jul 20

    Leopardi Writing Conference

    Writers, join us this summer in beautiful Italy!

  • Jul 21

    Bending Genres Retreat

    Spend a week with like-minded writers at a historical site in New Mexico: Mabel Dodge Luhan House

  • Jul 21

    Juniper Institute for Young Writers

    Over the course of eight days, high school students at Juniper find access to the writer’s life. Through a curriculum that facilitates wild invention, participants generate new writing, experiment with style and form, access tools for finding inspiration

  • Jul 22

    Dublin Writers Retreat

    Acclaimed writers conference with NY Times best-selling authors and literary agent. Held at the historic United Arts Club. Hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency. Scholarships available.

  • Jul 28

    Napa Valley Writers' Conference

    The Napa Valley Writers' Conference is heading into its 39th year as one of the nation's most prestigious summer writing programs. Since its beginning as an informal summer gathering of writers, the conference has remained a place to convene for fellowshi

  • Aug 01

    Summer Writing Retreat at Bryn Athyn College

    This hybrid 4-day/night immersion combines the most desirable elements of both writing conferences and retreats in one gorgeous location.

  • Aug 01

    WRITING BOOT CAMP College Prep

    This 4-day/night immersion provides high school seniors facing AP English and rising college freshman dreading Writing 101 with the essay and grammar tools they need to succeed.

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