Our Mission

The Aiming Circle is an on-line resource for writer-practitioners of military-themed literary and genre fiction; creative non-fiction; history; poetry; opinion/analysis; and other storytelling. We illuminate potential markets, contests, workshops, and other opportunities for military writers, and provide them concrete tools, tips, and techniques for writing, editing, and publishing their work on time, and on target.

We are funded via patrons and subscribers. Visit: www.patreon.com/aimingcircle

Facilitated by award-winning soldier-poet and humorist Charlie Sherpa ("Welcome to FOB Haiku," published in 2015), The Aiming Circle is maintained and managed by Middle West Press LLC. Since launching the Red Bull Rising blog in 2009, Sherpa has assisted and inspired hundreds of service members, veterans, and families in documenting, expressing, and exploring their own military narratives.

Thanks for your interest and support of The Aiming Circle, along with our partners Red Bull Rising and Middle West Press LLC! We look forward to learning and working with you!

Cover image: Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard" prepare to fire an M252 81mm mortar system at a live-fire training exercise in support 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., March 13, 2017. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Steven Galimore.

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