Welcome to Pennwriters

The Mission of Pennwriters Inc. is to help writers of all levels, from the novice to the award-winning and multi-published, improve and succeed in their craft.

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Annual Writing Contest Is Now Open!

Submissions accepted until January 31,2017.

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Next Online Writing Course!

The Noise of Their Name

with Catherine E. McLean, Feb. 1-28, 2017

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What people are saying about PW

“BEST OVERALL CONFERENCE” Stuart Horwitz Author of Book Architecture & a 2014 and 2016 Conference Instructor

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Find A Critique Partner!

Need someone to read and share your writing with? Pennwriters has started a Critique Partner Match Up Program. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. Check it out!

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Upcoming Classes

Pennwriters believes in educating our membership on the craft of writing and the business of publishing. Pennwriters is building careers, one course at a time. This August we have two wonderful courses with two amazing instructors. Character Workshop - BYOC (Bring Your Own Character) with Alex Lidell October 3-24.  Cost $49. Find out more about our classes and read testimonials from all around the world! 

Why Join?

Pennwriters offers a wide variety of resources and opportunities for writers of all levels and concentrations. Become more successful in your craft and career and join us today. To find out more about Pennwriters and what we offer, go to our Why Join page. There, you can also download a membership flyer to join/renew via USPS. Renewing Members: Yearly renewal is approaching! July 1st of every year annual dues are due. If you have any issues renewing or cannot remember your username, email the webmaster

The Penn Writer

The Pennwriters Membership Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication with member news, articles and more. Each publication has a theme and a request for submissions. It is available in print via USPS and available here online in PDF form. Non Members can see an example of The Penn Writer here. Members can peruse present and past newsletters here. The deadline for September/October submissions is August 1st! Email submissions or questions to our Penn Writer Editor, Heather Desuta

Latest News

2017 Writing Contest

The Pennwriters Writing Contest opened January 1 and will take submissions until January 31,2017.  Don’t miss out on this excellent

Writing in the Sand

by Terry Friedman Neither wind nor storm surge nor rising rivers will interfere with the Area 7 writing workshop, Writing

A Writer’s Road Trip

by Christiana Reuling, Area 1 If you’ve never attended A Writer’s Road Trip, Area 1’s one day mini conference, then

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