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#AWP14 Schedule of Events & Author Signings
The searchable schedule of events and author signings is now available for #AWP14 in Seattle. You can also print, save, and share your schedule with friends via email or social media. Start today by learning more about our keynote speaker, Annie Proulx, and our other featured presenters. Reduced preregistration rates are in effect until January 22, 2014.
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Win $500 to Attend a Writers' Conference
Each year, AWP offers two WC&C scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers of fiction and poetry who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and four finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. This will be the first year that we will be accepting submissions electronically through Submittable. Submissions are being accepted now through March 30, 2014. This year's judge is Rigoberto González.
Get Your Manuscripts Ready for the 2014 AWP Award Series
Entries for the competition will be accepted online only from January 1 to February 28, 2014 via Submittable. Visit the contest page for guidelines and a list of judges.
Our Annual Report on the Academic Job Market
Creative writers still have expanding job options, despite slow job market recovery, increasing demands on part-time academic labor with little or no benefits, and confusion over how universities will implement the Affordable Care Act. Read the good news and bad news in our annual report on the state of the academic job market.
VOTE NOW & Help AWP Become a Stronger Association
Please vote now and help AWP become a stronger, more modern, and more resourceful association. AWP must hold another vote on governance reform since we were unable to achieve a quorum this past academic year. Our bylaws and articles of incorporation have many components that date back to 1967, and we need to adopt a new structure to improve our service to a growing and more diverse membership. We are also holding an election for new representatives to our Board of Directors. Please vote to elect to the board Ira Sukrungruang as Representative of Programs in the Southeast, and Sheryl St. Germain as Representative of Programs in the Northeast. Each of the two candidates is running unopposed.
New #AWP14 Hotels Available
Our official conference hotel, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, is sold out, but rooms are now available at new overflow hotels, the Fairmont Olympic and Red Lion. Both are a short walk from the Washington State Convention Center. Visit our  hotel and travel page for more information and updates.
Volunteer at #AWP14 in Seattle
AWP will soon begin accepting student volunteer applications for the 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to volunteer and commit to at least one four-hour shift in exchange for a complimentary conference registration. All volunteers must be current students with valid student IDs. Volunteer applications will be available online starting Friday, December 13, 2013. Please visit our website for more information.
Bookfair Stage Events—Have You Considered Bringing Your Offsite... Onsite?
Reservations for the three Adelphi University Bookfair Stages are open to all conference attendees. Sponsored by the Adelphi University MFA in Creative Writing, the stages are set in the midst of the exhibit hall bustle, providing your organization with great visibility and foot traffic. These unique and dynamic venues are perfect for book or magazine launch readings, performance and slam events, celebrations, and tributes. Your participation in this high profile opportunity will be marketed before the conference and listed in the online schedule of events.
Announce Your Offsite Events
Hosting an offsite event at #AWP14? Please use our form to add your event to our website's listing of literary events taking place in Seattle but not organized by AWP. Already submitted an event and need to make a change? New this year is your ability to edit submitted events through your AWP User Account.
Purchase Your Bookfair Exhibit Space
Join the over 600 exhibitors that have already secured space at the #AWP14 Seattle bookfair. Our newly revised purchasing system allows exhibitors to select the exhibit location of their choice. The system is open to all exhibitors, and sales will be ongoing until the bookfair sells out. Don't wait to purchase your booth or table at the most popular independent bookfair in the country.
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December 1: WC&C Scholarship Competition Opens

December 2: Deadline for Intro Journals Project nominations

December 13: Volunteer Registration Opens

January 1: AWP Award Series Submission Opens

January 22: Conference Preregistration Rates End