Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers, Inc., is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Its programs include Poets & Writers Magazine, an award-winning bimonthly publication;, a website that provides trustworthy advice, information, and a lively online community for writers; Readings/Workshops, which pays writers fees for giving readings and leading workshops throughout New York and California, as well as in eight cities outside those states; and awards for writers including the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Amy Award.