Eleanor Kedney Publishes New Poetry Collection with 3: A Tao Press
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Eleanor Kedney Publishes New Poetry Collection with 3: A Tao Press

Eleanor Kedney, former Writers Studio Tucson Director, has published Twelve Days from Transfer, her new poetry collection, “about womanhood—how it is defined, celebrated, and feared.” Kedney’s narrator is this powerful collection is described as “teeter[ing] on a fulcrum between a desperate desire to give birth and the complex emotions surrounding the inability to do so.”…

The Writers Studio Celebrates Pushcart 2024 [Watch the Video]

The Writers Studio Celebrates Pushcart 2024 [Watch the Video]

The Writers Studio Reading Series celebrated the Pushcart Prize XLVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2024 on Sunday, January 21 at 6 pm ET/ 3 pm PT. This free, virtual reading featured poetry and fiction from the 48th annual edition of the most celebrated literary series in America published by Bill Henderson. Lisa Bellamy, Lakiesha Carr,…

The Isabelle Deconinck Scholarship Results Are In

The Isabelle Deconinck Scholarship Results Are In

The Writers Studio is pleased to announce that we have awarded five Isabelle Deconinck Scholarships to emerging writers, who like Isabelle Deconinck, exhibit a commitment to their writing, a desire to hone their writing skills, and a deep appreciation for literary community. This need-based scholarship honors the memory of beloved Writers Studio student and teacher…

Andrea Marcusa’s “U.S. Threat Forecast” to Appear in Best Microfiction 2024

Andrea Marcusa’s “U.S. Threat Forecast” to Appear in Best Microfiction 2024

Writers Studio teacher Andrea Marcusa will have her story “U.S. Threat Forecast” published in Best Microfiction 2024. The Best Microfiction anthology series provides recognition for outstanding literary stories of 400 words or fewer. Congratulations, Andrea! The anthology is available for order here.

The Isabelle Deconinck Scholarship
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The Isabelle Deconinck Scholarship

The Writers Studio is pleased to offer a scholarship in memory of beloved Writers Studio student and teacher Isabelle Deconinck. A gifted writer, Isabelle Deconinck was awarded fellowships in fiction from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Taos, NM) and her fiction appeared in “Five Points,” “Epiphany” and “KGB Lit.” She was dedicated to The Writers Studio, as both a teacher for…

Lynn Schmeidler to Publish Debut Short Story Collection
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Lynn Schmeidler to Publish Debut Short Story Collection

This spring Lynn Schmeidler, former Writers Studio student, will publish her debut short story collection “Half-Lives,” winner of Autumn House Press’s Rising Writer Prize. Matt Bell, author of Appleseed, says, “Lynn Schmeidler’s Half-Lives is an extraordinary debut, an endlessly smart, endlessly cool, endlessly moving collection full of evocative desire and wonder.” Congratulations, Lynn! Half-Lives is available for…

The Writers Studio and Dyslexic Advantage Sponsor Young Writers Awards
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The Writers Studio and Dyslexic Advantage Sponsor Young Writers Awards

The Writers Studio—in partnership with Dyslexic Advantage—is sponsoring the 10th anniversary Karina Eide Young Writers Awards. Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to K-12 young dyslexic writers. Applicants must be dyslexic, and submissions may be from 17 to 700 words. We accept poems, short stories, fan fiction, and excerpts from longer works. Student…