Midge Stories
from AWP 2018

Our pigeon mascot Midge had tons of fun at AWP and made so many writer friends! 

Read what Sophie Ouellette-Howitz (Fledgling Prose Contest winner!), Rachel Lyon (author of Self-Portrait with Boy), M'Bilia Meekers (LSU Press), Melissa Ragsley (A Public Space), and Brandon Taylor (Electric Literature) had to say about her here

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"An Absurd Number of Squirrels and Other Animal Stories"

"He makes kissy noises and whistles. It’s for the dog, I tell myself. I walk faster and don’t look back and I blow my smoke up at the moon like a silent howl in the dead night and ask myself: what do you want?"


Read more of Amanda Claire Buckley's piece here.

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The Art of Prose Contest:
Submissions now open!

Judged by Katie Kitamura, author of A SeparationGone To The Forest, and The Longshot

Visual artist Christine Garvey will create an original work in response to the winning prose piece.

The contest is open to prose submissions via Submittable between February 15 - March 18. 

Read our full contest guidelines here.

Interview with Sophie McManus

"Weather your rejections honestly, you might come out knowing how strong the spirit is. And that it’s capable of changing, of getting stronger. That is a mighty powerful place from which to proceed.

Read more of our interview with Sophie McManus here.

We are always open for general submissions via Submittable. We can't wait to read your work!