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    Writer's Notebook

    Harder, Better: Debuting Late in Life

    Leslie Lawrence on change and continuity.

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    Web Series

    Watch "Manuscript to Book," episode 7 of the Writer to Agent Web Series.

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  • In the Spotlight

    Community

    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Elizabeth Austin, writer and visual artist.

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  • National Program Directors' Prize

    Contests

    National Program Directors' Prize

    Miracle Monocle wins the 2018 content award!

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  • AWP Award Series

    Contests

    AWP Award Series

    Congratulations to the 2018 AWP Award Series winner for creative nonfiction: Steven Moore.

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  • #AWP19 Bookfair

    Conference & Bookfair

    Secure Your Exhibit Space for #AWP19

    Purchase booths and tables for the bookfair now.

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  • National Program Directors' Prize

    Contests

    National Program Directors' Prize

    KODON wins the 2018 design award!

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  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    On the Value of Science and Art

    Tracy Daugherty in the May/Summer 2018 issue

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Elizabeth Austin

Writer and Visual Artist

Writer's Notebook: "One Book to Rule Them All: Jamaica Kincaid's See Now Then"

Ru Freeman | July 2014

Podcast: Episode 152: I Did It My Way: Writing Who We Are

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Paul Zimmer: An Interview"

AWP Editor | May 1980


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Calendar

  • Jul 17

    Sewanee Writers' Conference

    The Sewanee Writers' Conference gathers distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in fiction, poetry, and playwriting.

  • Jul 19

    NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

    An intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying

  • Jul 19

    2018 Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat (formerly Rustbelt Roethke)

    Recharge your batteries and work with great folks in a beautiful place.

  • Jul 20

    14th annual Mayborn Literary Conference, July 20-22, 2018

    Our 2018 Theme: 'Are You Not Entertained? Real People, Real Stories, Real Storytelling'

  • Jul 20

    Summer Retreat at Ragdale

    Ragdale and StoryStudio Chicago are pleased to announce an exceptional writing retreat this summer with author and Columbia College instructor Patricia McNair at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, a spectacular setting that offers the best o

  • Jul 22

    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 23

    Leopardi Writing Conference

    Writers, join us this summer in beautiful Italy!

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