The Readers’ Circle is a volunteer-based editing network that pairs USC students and faculty with incarcerated writers seeking feedback on their creative and non-fiction work.

Correctional facilities are filled with writers (authors, playwrights, screenwriters and poets) passionate about sharing and improving their work, yet this writing rarely circulates outside of prison walls. Drawing on the diverse skills and educational experiences of the USC community, the Readers’ Circle seeks to address this need, giving authors in custody the tools and encouragement they need to get the most out of their writing.

Find out more about how you can volunteer as a Readers’ Circle Editor or submit your own work (if you are a currently or formerly incarcerated writer) by clicking below.


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