Poets & Writers
Jentel and Poets & Writers WEX Winners Partnership
Poets & Writers, Inc. and Jentel award recipients of the P&W Maureen Egan Writers Exchange is a one month residency. Poets & Writers Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt corporation organized for literary and educational purposes, publicly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the California Arts Council, foundations, corporations and individuals.
Initiated in 1984, The Writers Exchange Program is designed to encourage the sharing of works and resources among emerging writers nationwide. Winning writers arrive in New York City for a weeklong visit with literary agents, editors and prominent writers, with their visit culminating in a public reading. Bonnie Rose Marcus, Director of the Writers Exchange, commented that the program introduces emerging poets and fiction writers to literary communities outside their home state and provides them with a network for professional advancement. Many participants have achieved professional success as a result of the program getting their books published, receiving awards and fellowships, securing teaching positions, and setting down groundwork for their career as a writer.
Poets & Writers Inc. publishes Poets & Writers Magazine with a circulation of 70,000 copies nationwide. The magazine is the primary source for what creative writers need to know. Along with essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established writers. In addition, it provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print.
Experience a place where partnerships with other programs acknowledge excellence in writing through residency awards.
Anthony (Tony) Brusate
Sanda Moore Coleman
Annie (Susan) Sheppard