Autumn House has partnered with many local and national literary, nonprofit, and educational programs over the years. As part of our mission, we are dedicated to supporting organizations that offer opportunities to writers off all ages and abilities as well as partnering with organizations to develop and support events that help strengthen our local community.

West Chester Poetry Center

Autumn House is pleased to partner with the West Chester Poetry Center on their Donald Justice Poetry Prize.

The distinguished American poet Donald Justice is recognized as one of the finest poets of the late twentieth century. The recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Prize, and numerous honors for his verse, Justice was a masterful and exacting craftsman, traits that define the prize named in his honor. The prize is made possible through the generosity of the Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award.

The Justice Award welcomes unpublished, original book-length collections of poems that pay attention to form for consideration in the competition. The winner of the competition will receive $1,500 and have their manuscript published by Autumn House Press.

For more information on submitting to the prize visit West Chester’s website here.

Girls Write Pittsburgh

Autumn House is happy to host Girls Write Pittsburgh’s weekly Garfield workshop. Girls Write is the city’s only program designed to serve self-identified teen girls in the Pittsburgh region through the craft of creative writing, encouraging self-empowerment, growth, and discovery.

The program inspires young writers to grow their voices through writing.

The press has also previously partnered with Girls Write participants by having them read their creative work at Autumn House events.


Autumn House has also had the pleasure of partnering with the Pittsburgh Parks ConservancyWords Without Walls, the West Pennsylvania Writing Project, and many more!