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View Our Award Series Winners
Read what the judges have to say about our 2015 winners!
Submit to the Writer's Chronicle
We would love to see more of your work! The reading period for the Writer's Chronicle now ends on September 30. You have the extra time to send us your best! Go to the submission guidelines page for more information.
Attention, Program Directors
Be on the lookout for the best from your students to send to the Intro Awards. The deadline for sending is December 1.
Submit Your Nominations for the George Garrett Award
Do you know someone who has shown exceptional generosity to the next generation of writers? Nominate him or her for the 2016 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature.
Nominate Your Favorite Journal for the Small Press Publisher Award
Are you a fan of innovative, creative, and industry-leading literary journals or magazines? Nominate your favorite for AWP's Small Press Publisher Award. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and a complimentary exhibit booth, including two complimentary conference registrations, at our annual conference in the year following the recipient's recognition. In even years, the award is given to a journal.
Learn About AWP Awards
Our next tweet chat will cover the Small Press Publisher Award and the George Garrett Award. Join us on Twitter on September 10 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #AWPawards to find out about both of these awards, including what we're looking for and how to apply. An archive of our previous tweet chats is available on our website.
Read the Latest Post on the Writer's Notebook
Kathleen Rooney discusses the artisanal work of Eric Plattner, who writes poems meant for a single person and creates typewritten, handmade "chipbooks" for very small-scale distribution.
Register Now for #AWP16 in Los Angeles
Early-bird registration ends Friday, October 30. Conference registration is by credit or debit card only, so log on to our store to secure your place at North America's largest and most dynamic literary conference. Also online, you can learn more about our keynote speaker, Claudia Rankine, and the conference's other featured presenters, browse our growing list of exhibitors, and review the tentative list of accepted events. The full conference schedule will be available in late October.
Learn About #AWP16 Accessibility Services
AWP is committed to making all reasonable arrangements that will allow conference attendees to participate in conference events. If you have any questions about accessibility services, equipment, or accommodations at the #AWP16 Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles, please review the Accessibility Services page on our website or contact Hannah Landsberger at events@awpwriter.org.
Book Your Hotel Room for #AWP16
Visit our hotel and travel page for information and updates regarding booking discounted lodging and travel for the #AWP16 Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles. Conference hotels usually sell out of rooms several months in advance of our conference. Make your reservations now to avoid disappointment. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. AWP does not endorse or use a third-party housing service to help with the reservation and/or sale of hotel rooms during our conference. Attendees who use a third-party housing service to secure lodging at one of our contracted hotels may be engaging in illegal activity. While you're on our hotel and travel page, check out the great discounts on travel that conference attendees can receive.
Secure Your Exhibit and Bookfair Stage at #AWP16
Join more than 425 exhibiting organizations that have secured space at the bookfair in Los Angeles. Purchase early to secure the best exhibit location, maximize your visibility with the greatest marketing impressions, and enjoy advance planning time to capitalize on this opportunity to reach over 12,000 literary enthusiasts at the most popular independent bookfair in the country. Reservations are also now open for securing a bookfair stage event. Host your reading, celebration, and other literary event on one of the two Adelphi University sponsored bookfair stages, set amid the bustle and excitement of one of the most popular areas of our conference. And don't forget to like our AWP Bookfair Facebook page to receive updates directly to your news feed.
Become a Sponsor for #AWP16 Los Angeles
Sponsor opportunities will close in October, so pledge now and promote your program, press, or literary organization in a comprehensive and low-cost way at the #AWP16 Conference & Bookfair. Sponsorship provides a great way to increase your profile to writers, students, publishers, and the literary community. Sponsors enjoy great benefits, including extensive marketing impressions, program advertising, registration waivers for faculty, staff, and students, and bookfair exhibit space at the Patron level and up.

Learn more about sponsorship levels, the bookfair, and advertising on our sponsorship webpage, or contact our development director, Pamela Mills.
Happy Birthday, Dogear!
August marked 3 years since AWP redesigned its website and unveiled its new logo and mascot, Dogear. Read the annual State of the Website report to find out about some of the new features added in the past year and some of the things in store for the website in the coming months.
Thank a Writer!
AWP seeks to recognize the AWP members who are contributing to the literary world. Jarod Roselló, August’s spotlighted member, was recognized for his engaging, encouraging, and committed work as a cartoonist, writer, and educator at the University of South Florida. Read more about Jarod and other In the Spotlight members, or nominate a writer in your life today!
September 10: Tweet chat about #AWPawards

September 15: Deadline to submit nominations for the George Garrett Award

September 15: Deadline to submit nominations for the Small Press Publisher Award

September 30: Reading period for the Writer's Chronicle ends