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. 

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

MAPW students contribute heavily to the writing, editing and production of these periodicals.  Also keep an eye out for regular MAPWriting Bulletins sent through the email.  These announce student, alumni and faculty successes as well as upcoming events.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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, The Georgia Center for the Book, and Poetry Atlanta.

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.

Six-Page Scripts

Hosted by MAPW faculty, students and alumni, “Six-Page Scripts” is an educational podcast created by screenwriters, for screenwriters. The four regular hosts, along with occasional industry professionals, read and workshop listener-submitted scripts every week.

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