Friends of Writers, a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization, enriches American poetry and fiction by cultivating new and vital literary voices. We do this by raising funds to support writers as they seek and fulfill their potential through graduate study. FOW values rigorous writing programs that encourage the development of the individual’s finest work, and also values diversity—in aesthetic, ethnicity, gender, age, occupational, geographic, and economic background—that will ensure American writing reflects the entire nation.
Friends of Writers was established in 1991 as an independent non-profit organization. In addition to providing scholarships to MFA students and fellowships to MFA grads, FOW also provides scholarships and financial support to an annual conference of alumni from the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Friends of Writers has supported the production of five writing anthologies. The editors and all contributors to those volumes donated 100% of each book’s advance and royalties to Friends of Writers’ scholarship funds.
All donations to Friends of Writers flow directly into the scholarships and other support of the literary community.
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