* I absolutely love this guide on writing and am planning on using it this year with my middle school students. Although, it is geared towards and adult audience, the text is clear and concise and extremely user friendly. Enjoy!
PEN's Handbook for Writers in Prison features detailed guides on the art of writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays as well as information on punctuation, cover letters, and a list of recommended magazines and journals that consider work for publication. This is an invaluable resource to any incarcerated writer. To date, PEN has distributed 20,000 copies of the Handbook and continues to receive requests.
The Handbook for Writers in Prison can also be ordered on behalf of a friend or loved one who is incarcerated, though we encourage you to make a $5 donation to the Prison Writing Program. Your support will not only help us publish future editions of this Handbook but will also help provide hundreds of inmates across the country with skilled writing teachers and audiences for their work.