John Edward Lawson, author and speaker

Welcome to the official web presence of John Edward Lawson. Here you will find everything related to his publishing work, teaching, nonprofit efforts, and more. To visit sites dedicated to John’s photography or music please check the Links section.


Fiction Specialist

In 2019 John celebrated 20 years as a writer. He speaks regularly on the convention circuit, and can also be found performing readings and participating in other events. New poetry, short fiction, and novels are forthcoming.

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Broadkill Writers Resort

In addition to leading workshops at conventions John regularly hosts writing retreats at Broadkill Beach on Delaware Bay. He is also launching intermediate and advanced online courses publishing subjects for those who cannot attend live events.

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Co-Founder of RDSP

As Chief Administrative Officer of Raw Dog Screaming Press, and its various imprints — Dog Star Books, Guide Dog Books, Imaginary Books, and Anti-Oedipus Press — John has been involved in the publication of hundreds of titles, winning numerous awards.

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