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  • Career Advice

    Career Advice

    Finding Work at the University Press

    Kevin Haworth on jobs in scholarly publishing.


  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Books and Islands

    Linda Lappin on reading Lawrence Durrell in Greece in our May/Summer 2014 issue.


WC&C Scholarship Competition


    WC&C Scholarship

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 WC&C Scholarship Competition.


  • Conference: 2015 Panel Proposals

    Conference & Bookfair

    Propose a Panel for #AWP15

    Proposals for our conference in Minneapolis are now being accepted through May 1.


  • Writer's Notebook


    Small Press Publisher Award Winner

    The 2014 winner has been announced!


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    On Influence

    Ru Freeman acknowledges her influences. "I have learned to know what I need, and to find it among books."


  • Contests: Intro Journals Project Winners


    Intro Journals Project Winners

    See the 2014 winners and honorable mentions.


  • AWP Elections


    Build a Stronger AWP

    For a chance to win one of three kindles, vote in our two elections for governance reform & the AWP board of directors.


Featured This Month

Writer's Notebook: On the Enchantments and Uses of Bad Writing

Steve Almond | February 2014

Writer's Chronicle Archives: Hall's Index

Donald Hall | May/Summer 1998

The Writer's News

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Apr 25

    How to Snag an Agent with Katharine Sands

    Katharine Sands, of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, and author of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye, will teach guests the ins-and-outs of getting signed.

  • Apr 25

    Ocean View Poetry Getaway

    April 25-27, 2014 - Sea Isle City, New Jersey READ. WRITE. REVISE. RELAX.

  • Apr 25

    ASJA2014: Expand Your Reach (ASJA Annual Writers Conference)

    ASJA's Annual Writers Conference, now in its 43rd year, offers independent writers at all stages of their careers an inspiring and educational experience in New York City.

  • Apr 29

    AWA Workshop Leadership Training: Mebane

    The AWA Training Program teaches individuals to become strong, effective writing workshop leaders using the AWA method. This training provides instruction in leadership skills, experiential learning, ways to develop craft, & practical information on how t

  • May 02

    Crime, Mystery, Romantic-Suspense & Thriller Agent-in-Residence

    Rachel Ekstrom, of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, NYC, leads a 4-Day, 3-Night retreat about getting representation for Crime, Mystery, Suspense and Thriller writers.

  • May 02

    Your Captivating Book

    YOUR CAPTIVATING BOOK is a one-of-a-kind mentorship program for a group of select writers that teaches you how to distill a book’s driving premise, shape its engaging reading experience, and craft the copy that will captivate agents, publishers, influence

  • May 12

    Seaside Writers' Conference and Retreat

    Seaside Writers' Conference is an annual event beginning in the second week of May. This conference provides lectures, workshops, seminars, readings, and other events in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.

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