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  • Kurt Brown Prize


    Kurt Brown Prizes

    Submit to the 2018 Kurt Brown Prizes in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Erika T. Wurth, Professor at Western Illinois University.


  • February Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Heathcliff at the Village Green

    Margot Livesey examines the country village in the February 2018 issue.


  • #AWP18 Registration

    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP18!

    Will-call registration for #AWP18 in Tampa, FL, is open! Register now to save time onsite.


  • AWP Award Series


    AWP Award Series

    Submit now in creative nonfiction, novel, poetry, and short fiction.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    What is Literature of Witness?

    Ian King explains in the December Writer's Notebook blog article.


  • Conference & Bookfair Schedule

    Conference & Bookfair

    Event Schedule

    Build your own 2018 Conference & Bookfair schedule.


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Erika T. Wurth

Professor, Western Illinois University

Writer's Notebook: Hemingway's Workshop: What a Writing Program Can Offer You

Alan Cheuse | July 2012

Podcast: Episode 147: The Poet Confronts History: The Art of Research for Creative Writing

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: An Interview with Sandra Cisneros

Ramola D | May/Summer 2006

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Mar 03

    Publishing Workshop

    March 3, 2018 A One Day Retreat for Poets and Writers

  • Mar 03

    Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

    Writing By Writers is pleased to offer two, one-week, dog-friendly, residencies at The Wolf House in NE Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 3-10, 2018 and early July 2018.

  • Mar 07

    AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

    The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to th

  • Mar 21

    University of North Dakota Writers Conference

    The UND Writers Conference is a free and open literary festival that features readings and panel discussions by invited authors. In addition, we offer community workshops and open-mike readings. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Mar 22

    14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature”

    14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” will be held March 22–25, 2018, at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Mar 22

    Write Stuff Writer's Conference, The

    Bob Mayer will be the Keynote speaker at the 2018 Write Stuff Writer's Conference. This annual conference, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, offers valuable opportunities to network with and learn from published authors, agents, editor

  • Mar 22

    Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries

    The Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University hosts its fourth national collegiate summit this spring, March 22-24, for undergraduate and graduate students. This year's theme, “Poetry Without Boundaries,” reaches across geographical borders

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