Writers on the Avenue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting writers and the literary arts in and around Muscatine, Iowa.

Recent Doings

Seeking contributors!

MWC Press seeks contributions to a literary anthology titled These Interesting Times: Surviving 2020 in the QC. What did you survive in 2020? What disasters—personal, communal, national, global—can you bear witness to? Sure, 2020 brought us the COVID-19 pandemic, a derecho and flooding, massive public protests along with economic insecurity, and a bitterly contentious election.Continue reading “Seeking contributors!”


A collection of poems, stories, and essays celebrating the thirty years that Writers on the Avenue has been supporting the literary arts and local writers in and around Muscatine, Iowa. With contributions from founding members, long-time and returning members, and recent members who have given the group new life, this is an inspiring anthology that captures the breadth of talent of our region. Buy your copy now!

An anthology of poetry that reflects on the flavor and rhythms of life in the Great Bend of the Mississippi River. Available in print or ebook

An anthology of stories, essays, poems, and art designed to inspire and uplift. Available in print or ebook

Writers from Eastern Iowa celebrate food and family, reflect on holidays past, and explore what the winter season means to them in this collection of original stories, essays, and poems. Available in print or ebook