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  • October/November Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Lucie Brook-Broido

    Marie Howe, Sumita Chakraborty, Kathy Fagan, & Dorothea Lasky in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    When It Hurts, Write Harder

    Diana Raab's tribute to Philip F. Deaver


  • #AWP19 Registration

    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP19!

    Preregistration for #AWP19 in Portland, OR, ends January 3!


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Gianna Russo, Founding Editor of YellowJacket Press & Director of Sandhill Writers Retreat.


  • #AWP19 Bookfair

    Conference & Bookfair

    Select Your Exhibit Space for #AWP19

    Spot selection is now open on a rolling basis.


  • #AWP19 Accepted Events

    Conference & Bookfair

    #AWP19 Accepted Events

    View the more than 550 tentative events for our 2019 Conference & Bookfair in Portland, OR.


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Gianna Russo

Founding Editor, YellowJacket Press; Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Saint Leo University; Director, Sandhill Writers Retreat

Writer's Notebook: "The Creepy Plastic Baby Head of Magical Writing Mojo"

Sheila Squillante | September 2018

Podcast: Episode 155: Celebrating the Hurston/Wright Foundation: Twenty-Seven Years of Literary Legacy

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Letter to a Prospective Writing Student"

Tracy Daugherty | October/November 2003

The Writer's News

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Oct 25

    11th Biennial Writers' Conference--Deadline Soon!

    Join us for the 11th biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference at the University of South Dakota. The 2018 conference theme, “This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Milton’s poetry c

  • Oct 27

    Steel Pen Annual Writers' Conference

    The Steel Pen Writers' Conference is an opportunity for writers of all types to get together and learn from one another in a collegial setting. Featured speakers and experts in the field provide engaging workshops, and authors can showcase books, or recei

  • Nov 02

    North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference

    A full weekend in Charlotte that includes lunch and dinner banquets with readings, keynotes, tracks in several genres, open mic sessions, and the opportunity for one-on-one manuscript critiques with editors or agents.

  • Nov 02

    2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

    The Independent Authors Conference is the only conference that educates independent authors on how to cultivate a successful career in the self-publishing industry.

  • Nov 02

    Writing By Writers Mill House Residency

    The dog-friendly Writing By Writers Mill House Residency is open to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and poets.

  • Nov 03

    Autumn Writing Getaway

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

  • Nov 05

    Kauai Writers Conference

    Learn and connect on beautiful Kauai with bestselling authors, top literary agents, editors and publishers.

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