Opportunity: Write a Feedback Letter to an Incarcerated Writer

February 21, 2019 Opportunities

This year, for the third time, the Columbia Journal opened its annual submissions to incarcerated writers. They were helped in this effort by several organizations, including the PEN Prison Writing Program, and they received over 415 submissions from writers in prisons around the country.

In order to deepen ties to the prison-writing community, and to give these writers the responses they deserve, they are sending letters of response to each incarcerated writer. That’s where, they’re hoping, you’ll all come in. They are asking the community to help them read submissions from incarcerated writers and compose letters of response, offering suggestions for how they can improve their work and, most important, offering words of inspiration and encouragement.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining this effort and they’ll reach out shortly with details on how you can help.

Questions? Email Columbia Journal Community Outreach Editor Chelsea S. Roberts at