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Register for #AWP21 Today
We’re just one day away from the start of the virtual AWP Conference & Bookfair on March 3-7, and there’s still time to register to join us for five days of excellent literary events, the virtual bookfair, receptions, discussion rooms, and more, plus an additional month of access to conference content until April 3, 2021. If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to for assistance.
Log On to the #AWP21 Virtual Conference Platform
If you have already registered for #AWP21, you can now access the #AWP21 virtual conference platform to complete your profile, build your personal event schedule, schedule meetings, and get comfortable navigating the platform before the conference begins! To get onto the virtual conference platform, go to AWP’s Pathable login page, and enter the information associated with your AWP user account and your registration. If you have any trouble with this process, please email for assistance.
Review the #AWP21 Attendee Guide
Getting ready for #AWP21? To help you familiarize yourself with the virtual conference format, please review the #AWP21 Attendee Guide. In this guide, you will find technical specifications for enjoying the conference, general guidelines for interacting on the platform, and an overview of what to expect. If you have any questions, please email
Check Out the Full #AWP21 Schedule
AWP is thrilled to have hundreds of literary panel discussions, readings, and tributes on the #AWP21 Conference Schedule. If you’re already on the virtual platform, check out the Events tab to see all of the events you can attend, read presenter biographies, and build your own personal schedule. You can also check out the Schedule Overview page to see the Schedule at a Glance and a plain-text version of the full conference schedule.
Learn more about AWP Membership and W2W
Membership staff will be on hand at the AWP Membership & Writer to Writer Booth to answer all your questions about AWP membership for individuals and organizations. Former mentees and mentors of the Writer to Writer mentorship program will also be available to discuss their experiences in the program. Check out our booth for more information on booth times and all of AWP's unique and valuable programs and services.
Browse the #AWP21 Bookfair
The virtual #AWP21 Bookfair will feature hundreds of fantastic presses, literary journals, writing programs, and other literary organizations. If you have already logged in to #AWP21, check out the Bookfair tab to see all the exhibitors you can visit during #AWP21, especially during our designated bookfair hours on Thursday, March 4; Friday, March 5; and Saturday, March 6. You can also see the full list of exhibitors on the #AWP21 Bookfair Exhibitors list.
Review the #AWP21 Zoom Guide
Are you planning to attend a live discussion room, caucus meeting, or one-on-one or small group meeting in Zoom? Please review the #AWP21 Zoom Guide to read a few important reminders about Zoom accessibility guidelines and how you can help us make the conference as accessible as possible. If you have any questions about this guide, please email for assistance.
Check Out #AWP21 Reading Lists on
Already in the book-buying spirit? Visit AWP’s page to browse lists of phenomenal books written by the featured presenters, conference event presenters, and bookfair exhibitors that will be joining us at #AWP21!
Keep an Eye Out for Daily #AWP21 Highlights
Registered #AWP21 attendees! From March 3-7, keep an eye on your inbox for daily conference highlights with events, exhibitors, and other opportunities to check out each day!
Request #AWP21 Accessibility Services
If you have questions about conference accessibility or require an accommodation, please visit our Accessibility Services page or email Colleen Cable at for assistance. Although the deadline to request accessibility services has now passed, AWP will make every effort to accommodate requests that arrive after the deadline.
A Shout-Out to Our #AWP21 Conference Scholarship Program Sponsors and Donors
AWP’s Conference Scholarship Program provides scholarships to writers from marginalized communities to attend the AWP Conference & Bookfair. This year, we will give over ninety full scholarships. A warm thanks to #AWP21 Conference Scholarship Program sponsors: St. Martin’s Press-Macmillan Publishers, Jeff Kleinman of Folio Literary Management, and Mimi Herman of Writeaways. We also thank these generous scholarship donors: Michelle Aielli, Michaela Anchan, Mo Baldwin, Sarah Beauchemin, DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Julie Bennett-Lefkow, Kris Bigalk, Liz Blood, Bonnie Bless Boenish, Liz Blood, Justin Bodnar, Colleen Cable, Ted Chiang, Kim Chinquee, Jill Christman, Ryan Clark, Bonnie Culver, Lucille Lang Day, Cara Diaconoff, D.L. Diener, Katherine Freeman, V. Hansman, Shadab Z. Hashmi, Doley Henderson, May Kuroiwa, Meta L. Levin, Brian Leung, Melissa Manlove, Ethelbert Miller, William Miller, Nerissa Nields, Caitlin O’Shaughnessy, Alicia Ostriker, Elise Paschen, Nathaniel Popkin, Hilda Raz, Madeleine Remi, Richard Robbins, Robin Schauffler, Jaimie Leigh Teiser, Martha Toll, Adrian Tristan, Irene Turner, Stephanie Vanderslice, Lesley Wheeler, and Cheryl Woodruff. We couldn’t do it without you!
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: What are you most looking forward to at virtual #AWP21?

Some of the answers we received:

Jodie Toohey: It’s my first time and I’m all in
attendee and exhibitor with personal story publisher, Legacy Book Press LLC.

Riley Morsman: Being able to attend panels/readings that are scheduled at the same time because of the virtual format! No more tough choices between the many, many great options.

@windowsillbooks: "Disability's Influence on Literature" session
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