The following are resources beyond Prison Journalism Project that may be useful to incarcerated and incarceration-impacted writers. This is a compilation that we’ve created over time to help support those who are looking for more writing resources and opportunities for publication, particularly in genres and areas outside of PJP’s scope. 

Please note that these programs are not affiliated with Prison Journalism Project. Inquiries should be made directly with the organizations. 


Exchange For Change: Miami-based writing education program that periodically publishes anthologies. 

Book-length material

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  • PEN America Prison Writing Program: Provides hundreds of incarcerated writers across the country with free writing sources, skilled mentors and audiences for their work.
  • Freebird Publishers: Massachusetts (MA)-based publishing company that offers self-publishing services to  incarcerated people throughout the USA. 
  • Prisons Foundation: Paid service for editing, typing, designing covers, and uploading manuscripts, so incarcerated people can publish their books on 

Contests and Fellowships


Writing Resources

Regional Writing Programs