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    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

    Caught Reading in America

    Pamela Murray Winters on the importance of reading.


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    Writer's Notebook

    Songwriting and the Creative Process

    Philip Gerard shows how music can transform words.


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Sentence Pioneers

    Beth Kephart on bending language.


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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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Writer's Chronicle


  • Jun 17

    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

    Every summer in late June, writers at every stage of development gather on the beautiful shores of Lake Bemidji for an enlivening week of literary activity with award-wining faculty – including Pulitzer-prize winners and National Book Award winners – who

  • Jun 17

    Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

    Two-week and one-month-long workshops and residencies in the city of Thessaloniki and on the Greek island of Thasos. We offer workshops in three genres, as well as instruction in Greek language and culture. We also offer several residency options for th

  • Jun 21

    AWA Group Leadership Training in Massachusetts

    This training is a five-day intensive course focused on instructing individuals in the AWA method. This training prepares people to lead writing groups for the general population and for traditionally silenced people in places such as public housing, shel

  • Jun 22

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway

    June 22, 2019 A one day retreat at the iconic Jersey Shore

  • Jun 23

    DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

    Join Portuguese and North American writers for two weeks of workshops, readings, craft talks, cultural exchange and creative community in the heart of one of Europe's most intriguing cities.

  • Jun 23

    Chesapeake Writers' Conference

    Intensive workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, translation, and songwriting for serious writers at all levels of experience, as well as a multi-genre workshop for high schoolers and grad credit for teachers (to be used for Con

  • Jun 23

    Clarion West Six-Week Summer Workshop

    Modeled after the original Clarion Workshop held in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Clarion West's Six-Week Summer Workshop is intended to provide high quality education to speculative fiction writers at the start of their careers.

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