Professional Writing Publications and Community Connections



Headlight Review, formerly The Crambo, is the MAPW graduate-run online literary magazine.  It is open to submissions from the general public. 

MAPWriting is MAPW’s news and profile magazine.  Look here for news about the successes of alumni and student projects.

English Broadside is the newsletter of the KSU Department of English.  It often features articles about MAPW students, alumni and faculty.

The Graduate College Magazine and Graduate College Newsletter frequently publish articles about the MAPW program.

MAPW students contribute heavily to the writing, editing and production of these periodicals.

Community Connections

The MAPW students, faculty and alumni have close connections with many writing-related organizations, events and activities, including:

Association of Writers & Programs

A national consortium of creative writing programs to which MAPW is a member.  MAPW students receive automatic membership, including access to its website, The Writer’s Chronicle magazine, and discounts on the annual conference registration.

Booth Writers

Open to all, Booth Writers focuses on writing about the American West. It holds regular workshops and programming. For information contact

Game Writers Guild

A community of students interested in the art of video game storytelling and designing. The guild meets to analyze video game narratives, workshop games and scripts, and collaborate on projects. For meeting times contact

The Georgia Writers Association

This state-wide literary service organization is housed at KSU.  MAPW students are allowed free entrance to its monthly lectures and workshops. MAPW also maintains connections with the Atlanta Writers Club, The Atlanta Press Club, and Poetry Atlanta.

Graduate Student Association

All enrolled graduate student are automatically members of this student-run service organization.  It offers programming that supports professional development and community building for graduate students.

Kennesaw Mountain National Writing Project

Offering professional development to language arts teachers, the Kennesaw Mountain National Writing Project often partners with MAPW.

Kennesaw State University Writing Center

Open to all students, the KSU Writing Center offers peer tutoring and other services.  MAPW students work as tutors while they learn about college teaching and writing center practices.

Rhetoric Society of America

A student-run chapter of the national organization which supports the study of the various disciplines rhetoric.

Screenwriters Association

A student-run screenwriting critique group that sponsors weekly table reads.  For information email

Regional and National Conferences

The program regularly supports student travel to conferences of the Association of Writers & Programs, Rhetoric Society of America, the Southeastern Writing Center Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the ScreenCraft Writers Summit.

Public Readings

In addition to lectures, visiting literary authors and workshops, MAPW students may participate in a wide range of public readings, including the College Day Poetry Readings of the Decatur Book Festival and Play Pen Open Mic.

The Write Place

A community of creative writers who will push you past that writer's block and toward a more productive creative writing process. For more information, contact


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