The American Prison Writing Archive

Doran Larson's picture
Call for Papers
May 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
Ethnic History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Political History / Studies, Political Science, Race Studies

The American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) is the largest and first fully searchable digital archive of non-fiction essays by incarcerated people writing about their experience inside.  The APWA also accepts first-person, non-fiction essays about the carceral experience of prison staff and volunteers.  If you work or volunteer inside prisons, with incarcerated people, please visit the APWA website at to download the permissions questionnaire required from all APWA contributors. Writers inside can request the permissions questionnaire by writing to: The APWA, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, New York, 13323. The APWA is currently supported by a major grant from the NEH.

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The American Prison Writing Archive.

Doran Larson, Director

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