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Poets & Writers, the nation’s largest nonprofit
organization serving creative writers, is proud to announce that the 2010 Maureen
Egen Writers Exchange will be held in
To date, 78 writers from 31 states have participated in P&W’s Writers Exchange. As a direct result of the Writers Exchange, past winners -- notably Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees -- have had their books published, received awards and fellowships, secured teaching positions, and laid the groundwork for their professional lives as writers.
Guidelines and application forms are available on the Poets
& Writers Web site: www.pw.org/files/WEXApplication09.pdf. Applicants may
also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Poets & Writers, Attn:
ABOUT THE MAUREEN EGEN WRITERS EXCHANGE
Established in 1984, the Writers Exchange is a unique program that provides writers with significant opportunities for professional advancement. Each year, a new state is chosen to participate in the program and writers from that state are invited to submit their work according to announced contest guidelines. Outside judges choose one poet and one fiction writer for this prize. Title of the award has been given to Maureen Egen—a gift in her honor was given to Poets & Writers by Hachette Book Group USA in 2007.