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Toi Derricotte to give AWP 2022 keynote as Cave Canem turns 26

In 1996 Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady put their efforts together to start a home for Black poetry in the USA and Cave Canem was...

9 free & awesome online courses for writers

Never stop learning. This is as true for writers as it is in every discipline in life. Make sure that your calendar includes scheduled learning...

Great alternatives to Google when doing research for your novel

Sometimes Google doesn’t give you what you’re looking for and you have to find other resources to help you carry out your book research. That’s...

Straw Dog Writers Guild releases shortlist for its Emerging Writer Fellowship

This website is sponsoring one of the awards for the 2022 Emerging Writer Fellowship. The judges for the Straw Dog Writers Guild Emerging Writer Fellowship...

Get the first line of your book critiqued for free

Reedsy Live presents editor Rebecca Heyman in a return of the ‘First Line Frenzy™’ sessions where you can submit the opening sentence of your story...

Using game theory to help writers finish their books

What do Facebook, FitBit, and Netflix, have in common? And how is their point of intersection relevant for writers? Yes, they all rely on technology...

11 ways to be intentional about supporting other writers

Every Friday, on the Valley of Writers’ Instagram feed, we post a tip on how writers can support other writers. We call this initiative “#UpliftFridays”...

A focus on Native American literature

In the February 2022 issue of The Writer, Yi Shun Lai takes a look at the state of Native American literature, starting with her own...

Our protagonists need big stakes

“…we need big stakes for our protagonists. The weight of literally saving the world doesn’t have to be on their shoulders, but figuratively, it should...

Call for Entries: Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition 2022

Deadline: May 6, 2022. Writer’s Digest is calling for entries for its oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition. This is the 91st...
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