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International District (1 Viewing)
A gathering place for members from around the world.
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Bulletin Board
Changes and Announcements regarding the Water Cooler
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All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (10 Viewing)
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AW's IRC Chat (1 Viewing)
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion (5 Viewing)
For active community members to post press releases, events, and marketing announcements publicizing their work.
Don't spam us. We can tell the difference.
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AW History; Questions and Discussion (2 Viewing)
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From Other Forums and Message Boards (1 Viewing)
A place to check in, post an update about your other regular internet haunts, or set up a temporary refugee camp during outages elsewhere. No talking smack about other message boards or moderators, though, 'kay?
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AW Library (4 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room
There's the AW Contests and Projects Room for genre-bending, board-wide, AW contests and projects, and Writing Contests, ElseWeb for external, unaffiliated posts and links to writing contests elsewhere.
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The Break Room
Office Party (36 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (3 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
5,121 103,514
TIO (3 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
2,748 151,240
Rejection and Dejection (8 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (1 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (32 Viewing)
9,074 222,068
Novels (51 Viewing)
13,791 471,336
Write 1/Sub 1 (2 Viewing)
Just what it sounds like - for those committed W1/S1 writers: Here's a place to spread your wings. Whether it's a novel a year or a flash piece a day - write one, sub one.
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Writing For Kids
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Young Adult (16 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
1,702 27,407
Scripts, Stage, and Screen (12 Viewing)
4,185 48,639
Nonfiction (2 Viewing)
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Poetry (7 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (10 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (3 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (78 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (29 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (3 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (33 Viewing)
3,130 48,198
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (57 Viewing)
8,616 125,177
Publishing FAQs and Resources (3 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (10 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
4,205 58,647
Ask the Editor (2 Viewing)
812 10,553
Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (1 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,183 47,130
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (4 Viewing)
939 10,635
General Publishing Discussions (3 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
Yesterday 11:31 AM Go to last post
346 8,052
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (4 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
624 10,673
Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing),, paid content sites, etc
08-14-2014 07:38 AM Go to last post
194 10,219
Networking: Sharing Leads (1 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
172 1,792
Paying Markets (3 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
424 4,766
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
by aois21
08-24-2014 07:23 AM Go to last post
288 951
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by Susie
Today 02:13 AM Go to last post
36 546
Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
175 2,534
Romance/Women's Fiction (7 Viewing)
2,262 43,659
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (9 Viewing)
1,442 58,548
Science Fiction/Fantasy (24 Viewing)
5,724 339,178
Religious and Spiritual Writing
(See this board for sub-genres.)
by regdog
Yesterday 07:15 PM Go to last post
1,545 36,638
Humor (3 Viewing)
468 182,405
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (2 Viewing)
by Gringa
08-26-2014 10:16 PM Go to last post
535 7,304
Erotica (10 Viewing)
1,560 28,741
Horror (5 Viewing)
1,131 113,864
Animals & Nature (6 Viewing)
745 11,465
Today 07:29 AM Go to last post
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Historical Writing (2 Viewing)
by Tocotin
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1,263 22,772
Sports and Fitness
08-29-2014 10:15 PM Go to last post
228 8,982
Western (5 Viewing)
258 17,622
Pop Culture
Movies, music, politics, art, and all that cool stuff we want to write, read, and just can't help talking about.
Movies, TV, and Theater (23 Viewing)
3,304 129,312
Art & Design (2 Viewing)
by SBibb
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AW Bookclub (2 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
by Andieee
Yesterday 06:24 PM Go to last post
1,310 31,311
Politics & Current Events (44 Viewing)
15,746 633,375
Now We're Cookin'! (2 Viewing)
Writing about recipes, restaurants, reviewing, and food in general. Harriet Van Horne said, "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
1,022 19,828
Hands-On (3 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
Today 12:41 PM Go to last post
115 4,436
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
852 16,325
QUILTBAG (4 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
by SWest
08-31-2014 07:20 AM Go to last post
435 11,097
PoC (3 Viewing)
Writing perspectives, situations and characters by and about People of Color. Discussions focussing on race/cultural-concerns, topical news items, and other miscellany may also occur at random.
208 5,942
Music and Songwriting (1 Viewing)
1,009 25,713
Public Speaking & Education (1 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
by mayaone
08-11-2014 11:59 AM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
08-29-2014 08:43 AM Go to last post
245 5,962
AW Writing Lab
Roll up your sleeves, put in your BIC time, and write! Posting and critting, here.
Poetry Lab
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Music Lab
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P&CE Soapbox
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ESL Help & Other Languages SYW
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NaNoWriMo and Beyond
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
Today 11:42 AM Go to last post
635 36,266
Flash Fiction (1 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
Yesterday 03:59 PM Go to last post
137 1,632
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (15 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
by ajaye
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (3 Viewing)
04-23-2014 06:12 AM Go to last post
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Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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