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WC&C Scholarship Competition


    WC&C Scholarship Winners

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 WC&C Scholarship Competition.


  • AWP Podcast

    Podcast Series

    Biss, Jamison, Nelson, & Rankine

    Listen to podcast episode 78 on new nonfiction from #AWP15.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Now What?

    Read Leslie Pietrzyk's post-AWP15 suggestions in the latest blog article.


  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    The Grail of Origin

    Kurt Heinzelman on translation and originality in our May/Summer 2015 issue.


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Sam Slaughter, Book Review Editor at Atticus Review


  • National Program Directors' Prize


    National Program Directors' Prize Winner

    R2: The Rice Review wins the 2015 content award!


  • Career Advice

    Career Advice

    I Want to Get Paid to Travel the World!

    Suzanne Roberts on travel writing.


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In the Spotlight: Sam Slaughter

Atticus Review, Book Review Editor

Writer's Notebook: Everyday Failure

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Writer's Chronicle Archives: Report from the Director

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Writer's Chronicle


  • May 27
  • May 27

    North Words Writers Symposium

    Exploring the Frontiers of Language.

  • May 28

    Bear River Writers' Conference

    The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, discussions, nature walks, and time for writing.

  • May 29

    Hedgebrook VORTEXT

    Join us for an extraordinary Hedgebrook weekend salon led by six renowned women writers: Carole DeSanti, Ruth Ozeki, Victoria Redel, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Dani Shapiro, Hannah Tinti. Connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Enjoy dynamic keyn

  • May 30

    Indiana University Writers' Conference 2015

    The Indiana University Writers' Conference offers workshops, classes, panel discussions, craft talks, as well as nightly readings by the conference faculty.

  • Jun 01

    Bread Loaf Translators' Conference

    The Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and readings by faculty and guests.

  • Jun 01

    Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference

    The Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference is a week-long writers’ conference designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Bre

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