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    Writer's Notebook

    Still Waiting

    Kate McDevitt on identifying with LGBTQ+ characters in fiction.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    I Wanna Be Rich

    Sheree Winslow on the financial realities of writing.


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    Writer's Notebook

    Writing While…

    A. Poythress on labels and choices made when writing.


  • Kurt Brown Prizes Competition


    Kurt Brown Prize Winners

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


  • Web Series


    Traditional Book Publishing Contracts

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


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know member James McNulty, managing fiction editor at Driftwood Press.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Songwriting and the Creative Process

    Philip Gerard shows how music can transform words.


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  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    The Happy Ending in Fiction

    Has it fallen out of style? LeeLee Goodson answers this in the May/Sum 2019 issue


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: James McNulty

Managing Fiction Editor, Driftwood Press

Writer's Notebook: "Sentence Pioneers: Bending Language with Lydia Kiesling, R. O. Kwon, Ali Smith, Alyson Hagy, Jesse Ball, & Sally Rooney"

Beth Kephart | May 2019

Podcast: Episode 70: A Reading and Conversation with Chris Abani and Chang-rae Lee

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The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "The Contemporary American Novella & Its (Dis)contents"

John Keene | December 2018

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  • Jun 26

    2019 ASLE Biennial Conference

    The 2019 ASLE Biennial Conference will be held at the University of California, Davis from June 26-30, 2019. Call for Panels has a deadline of September 1, 2018. The Call for Papers deadline is December 15, 2018.

  • Jun 28

    2019 Agents & Editors Conference / Writers' League of Texas / Austin, TX

    Now in its 26th year, this standout conference gives each attendee the opportunity to become a publishing insider. Meet more nearly two dozen top agents, editors, and industry professionals through one-on-one consultations and receptions. Get tips and str

  • Jul 01

    The Mastheads Writers' Residency

    A new, urban experiment in literary creation and influence, each July The Mastheads awards five writers' residencies that include a private, open-air studio, $900 stipend, travel reimbursement, housing, and more.

  • Jul 01

    New York State Summer Writers Institute

    Under the joint auspices of Skidmore College and the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, the summer program is held on the campus of Skidmore College and will feature creative writing workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

  • Jul 06

    Writeaway in New Mexico

    We created Writeaway in New Mexico to offer writers an opportunity to spend a week in the Land of Enchantment immersed in their craft. Anyone who has been to New Mexico knows what a magical place it is -- and what a profound effect it can have on your wri

  • Jul 08

    Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers

    Summer Fishtrap is a week-long writer’s conference located in the heart of the Wallowa Mountains at the south end of Wallowa Lake – with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, and special workshops just for youth.

  • Jul 10

    Southampton Writers Conference

    Located in the Hamptons with a stellar faculty and ocean views, where else would you want to be this summer? Workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry, nonfiction, novel, playwriting, children's lit & TV writing.

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