Friends of Writers 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 the diversity—in aesthetic, ethnicity, gender, age, occupational, geographic, and economic background—that will ensure American writing reflects the entire nation.

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An Excerpt from Day of All Saints by Patricia Grace King

Here is an excerpt from a new novella, Day of All Saints, from Patricia Grace King (fiction, '13), available for purchase now from Miami University Press. Day of All Saints Ghosts in the trees. Martín wants to rip them all down. If he could, he’d bury them deep in the...

“We Were In Our 20s and We Didn’t Have a Clue” by Peter Orner

An essay by Peter Orner appears in the The New York Times: We Were in Our 20s and We Didn’t Have a Clue Always hard to believe the ways details vanish. Even what John Cheever once called the marvelous skulduggery of illicit love, time chips away and scatters, and what...

Levis: Last Call Approaches!

It’s time to stop revising! The deadline is looming: November 15, 2017. To submit your manuscript, please click here.  The Levis Prize is named for Larry Levis (1946-1996), an award-winning poet and much-beloved MFA Program for Writers faculty member. Levis Prizes...

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