You're weird and funny and interesting and we like to think we're pretty weird and fun and interesting too. Let's hang out! Have a drink at Boxed Wine Happy Hour at the end of a Conversations and Connections conference, make a s'more at Writer Camp, or win a fabulous prize at AWP. (We also sponsor readings, usually in the Philadelphia and Washington DC areas! To learn more, like us on Facebook or Twitter.)


Conversations and Connections

Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.  All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines. Visit the conference site for more information.

Writer CAmp

Writer Camp! This is a laid-back working vacation with plenty of time for writing. Half a week to write, almost nothing formally scheduled, and lots of great people in a beautiful setting. Each participant also has the option of receiving detailed feedback from a Barrelhouse editor on (some of) their work. Your registration fee includes lodging, all meals, a few group activities, plenty of time to write, and campfires every night.


We'll be at AWP in Washington DC. Booth 385. Find us to spin the magic wheel, arm wrestle an editor, win an amazing prize, get a fake tattoo, buy some Barrelhouse merch, or get a day-three pat on the head and some calm reassurance.