From Poets & Writers, Inc.

A Virtuous Circle

From left: A. M. Homes, Tayari Jones, and Paul Vidich (credits: Linda Nylind, Nina Subin, Bekka Palmer).

“For those of us who have found an audience for our work, what a joy it is to be in a position to support those whose voices are yet to be heard,” wrote Poets & Writers board members A. M. Homes, Tayari Jones, and Paul Vidich in a recent appeal to fellow authors. In this spirit of generosity, the three launched the Poets & Writers Authors Circle to encourage other established writers to endorse and support Poets & Writers.

Thanks to leadership gifts from David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, James Patterson, and Stacy Schiff as well as generous contributions from fourteen others, the Authors Circle has already raised more than $50,000 to help support our programs and publications for writers.

The Authors Circle is an important aspect of Poets & Writers’ overall fund-raising matrix, circles of giving that rely on support from across the literary and publishing communities. If you are one of these supporters—thank you! If not, please considering contributing to Poets & Writers today. With a gift of $50 or more, you’ll become a Friend of Poets & Writers, receiving a complimentary one-year subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine (or an extension of your existing subscription). Most important, you will strengthen the virtuous circles that support all of our work, helping to democratize access to information about publishing, enrich the national literary community, and remove barriers to entry for everyone with a serious interest in writing. To contribute, visit

Authors Circle Cochairs
A. M. Homes
Tayari Jones
Paul Vidich

Members (as of March 16, 2023)
David Baldacci
Michael Connelly
Nelson DeMille
Anthony Doerr
Joshua Ferris
Ursula Hegi
Christina Baker Kline
Min Jin Lee
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Joyce Carol Oates
James Patterson
Jodi Picoult
Roxana Robinson
Stacy Schiff
Amor Towles
Jacqueline Woodson
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