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Win $500—Submission Period Ends March 30

Want to attend a writers' conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency? Each year, AWP offers three scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend one of 150 WC&C member programs. (Programs include Sewanee, Bread Loaf, StoryStudio Chicago, The Gettysburg Review Conference, the Taos Summer Writing Conference, The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Loft Literary Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and Hedgebrook.) AWP maintains a comprehensive list of these events and opportunities in our Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. This year's judges are Xu Xi for creative nonfiction, Matt Bell for fiction, and Sandra Beasley for poetry. Enter via Submittable now until March 30, 2015.

Join Us for a Live Tweet About AWP's Writers' Conferences and Centers

Diane Zinna (@dianeyzp), AWP's Membership Director, will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, March 3 from 2-3pm. She will be spotlighting some of our exceptional WC&C member programs and answering your questions about writing conferences and events in your local area and around the world. Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #WCCQA.

Nominate an AWP Member for In the Spotlight!

AWP loves to feature our members who are making contributions to the literary community. Highlighted members are featured on AWP’s website and social media channels, as well as in the Writer’s Chronicle. Nominate a writer in your life today.

Send Us Your Undergraduate Literary Magazine!

Submit soon to this year's issue to AWP's National Program Directors' Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines. View our guidelines and make sure your submissions arrive by March 15, 2015.

Submit Your Work to the Writer's Chronicle

Send us your latest essay on craft or a great interview that you have just conducted. Our reading period is now underway. View our submission guidelines.

Read the Writer's Notebook

"Everyday Creativity," the latest blog post by Matthew Zapruder, shows how "...the daily can, though the very act of inclusion in the poem, become charged and mystical..."

Explore an Online-Only Exclusive

In "Not as Easy as You Think," Oindrila Mukherjee re-evaluates the workshop method. "It must be kept in mind that a primary goal of workshops is to enable students to be strong critical readers, not merely kind and supportive ones." This article and others are available only on our website and only to AWP members.

New & Improved Process for Picking Up #AWP15 Registrations

To better serve our conference attendees, #AWP15 will introduce an overhauled process for picking up your registration materials at the conference. In the coming weeks, all conference attendees will be emailed a unique code that is specific to their registration. This code will be required in order to pick up their registration materials onsite. If you are registered for #AWP15 in Minneapolis, please make sure to save this code in a safe place, and bring it with you to Minneapolis. If you arrive to pick up your registration without this code, your expected wait time may increase dramatically.

Not Yet Registered for #AWP15? Use Will-call Registration

Will-call registration for Minneapolis is now live and will stay open until the last day of the conference, Saturday, April 11. We recommend using the will-call system to avoid the longer waits expected for attendees registering onsite. You can pick up your will-call registration in the registration area on level one of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Prepare to Attend #AWP15 in Minneapolis

Preparation is key to making the most out of your conference experience. To begin, the schedule of more than 550 events is available on our website. Create, save, and share your personalized conference itinerary with your friends. Find your favorite press, journal, or literary organization at the bookfair. Search for the date, time, and location of your favorite author signings. Check out or add to the list of the many offsite events that will take place during the conference. Review the #AWP15 attendee guide, or the walk-to dining information. Keep up with conference updates through the #AWP15 Facebook event page, and #AWP15 on Twitter when making your own social media announcements about the conference and bookfair.

To receive emails specific to #AWP15, including updates about the schedule and conference tips, make sure you use the confirmation email that was sent to you to link your registration badge to your AWP account. If you purchased your own registration, your badge should be linked automatically. Sign into your account and check your badge on your Conference Registration Management page in your AWP user account.

#AWP16 in Los Angeles Event Proposals

AWP welcomes proposals for the 2016 conference in Los Angeles. Our conference committee seeks proposals that feature panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, and ages, and who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences. AWP strongly encourages participation from current and recent graduate students. Proposals will be accepted Monday, March 16, and the deadline for submission is Friday, May 1, 2015. Please visit our proposals page for more information.

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Did you know AWP is on Pinterest? See images from AWP's past on our AWP History board and from our future on our #AWP15 board.


February 28: AWP Award Series submission deadline

March 15: Deadline for National Program Directors' Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines Submissions

March 23: Last day to submit an offsite event listing

March 30: Deadline for WC&C Contest Submissions

April 8-11: AWP Conference & Bookfair in Minneapolis