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aw_web-spacer-graphic-blue-ffo 5 Writing Contests for Emerging Writers - It’s submissions season! Here are a few literary contests with upcoming deadlines.  Narrative Fall Story ContestWHO: Open to all fiction and nonfiction writers.WHAT: Short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs,... View Article
fall leaves image STAFF READS FOR FALL - There’s something about the crisp air and golden aspen leaves that make us want to curl up in a woolly sweater and devour a good book. From 19th century painters to forbidden... View Article
Personal Essay by Creative Director Adrienne Brodeur in the New York Times Literal Balance, Life Balance by Adrienne Brodeur - A personal essay by AW creative director Adrienne Brodeur was published in the New York Times’ Private Lives Opinionator section on September 17, 2015. In it, she... View Article
Elizabeth Alexander graphic A Case for Poetry - By Nicole Stanton Elizabeth Alexander has a beautiful quote about poetry, one that could seemingly justify this black sheep genre to all the critics. In her... View Article
Panel-Writing From Life 6 Authors on Writing, Inspiration, and the Creative Process - This post appeared originally on the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Idea Blog.By Caroline Tory Aspiring writers, booklovers, acclaimed authors, and publishing experts descended on Aspen, Colorado, this past... View Article