-[February 8, 2020] Longleaf Fiction Fellow (2017) David James Poissant‘s new novel Lake Life is available for pre-order and will launch in the late Spring.

-[February 6, 2020] Celia Baker Veteran Scholar (2018) Benjamin Hertwig‘s debut poetry collection Slow War was a finalist for the Canada’s Governor General’s Award and received the poetry prize at the Alberta Book Awards.

-[February 6, 2020] Celia Baker Veteran Scholar (2019) Juanita Kirton‘s manuscript Letters to My Father has been picked up by Finishing Line Press.

-[February 6, 2020] Celia Baker Veteran Scholar (2016) Aaron Dylan Graham’s debut poetry collection Blood Stripes is available from Sundress Publications.

-[December 12, 2019] Friend of Longleaf Writers Conference (2019) Snowden Wright‘s novel American Pop was listed as an NPR Favorite Book of the Year.

-[November 12, 2019] Longleaf Fiction Fellow (2019) Gabriel Houck‘s fiction collection You or a Loved One was a finalist for the Phillip A. McMath Award.

-[August 10, 2019] Longleaf Fiction Fellow (2017) David James Poissant has announced that his forthcoming novel, LAKE LIFE, will be released in Summer 2020 by Simon and Schuster.

-[June 20, 2019] We are proud to announce that Agent Sarah Bedingfield has agreed to represent our good friend and multi-conference attendee, Solange Jazayeri! The two agreed to terms while together at Longleaf 2019. Solange has been with us for going on four years!

-[March 10, 2019] Erika Krouse (Longleaf Fiction Fellow, 2018) has signed a two book deal with FlatIron for SAVE ME and TELL ME EVERYTHING.


-[February 10, 2020] Join us in welcoming our Fellows Anne Elliot (Fiction), Tanya Grae (Poetry), Jenny Molberg (Poetry), and Veteran scholar Nathaniel Blaesing (CNF)!

-[August 15, 2019] We have our faculty and visiting writers set for 2020! Welcome Jennifer Haigh and Rose McLarney and Adam Vines to our fold!

-[August 4, 2019] Kiese Laymon, Julianna Baggott, Ravi Howard, and Caitlin Horrocks have agreed to join us as faculty/visiting writers for 2020! Stay tuned for more faculty and agent and visiting writer news in September!

-[July 1, 2019] LWC announces our 2020 dates: we will see you on the beach May 9-16, 2020.

-[April 10, 2019] Faculty 2016 and Visiting Writer 2019, Rebecca Makkai is a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize!

-[March 1, 2019]Our very own friend (Jennifer Steele) and Patron from the Cultural Arts Alliance is showcased in a local production of “Bad Dates” by Theresa Redeck. Check out her dates this month: Bad Dates

-[February 25, 2019] LWC announces our fellows and scholars for our conference in May 2019!

-[April 16, 2019] The Longleaf Writers Conference is featured in the Tallahassee Democrat.

-[January 20, 2019] Rebecca Makkai (2019, 2016) has won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction!

-[October 28, 2018] Brian Turner writes poetry and prose, but did you know he’s a musician? Check out his band, The Interplanetary Acoustic Team and this focus from NPR!

-[August 1, 2018] LWC announces official dates for their conference in 2019! Join us May 11-18!

-[April 7, 2018] LWC featured in Emerald Coast Magazine!

-[February 2, 2018] LWC featured in SoWal Magazine.

-[February 2, 2018] WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE (formerly hosted through our partners, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County!

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