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There's Still Time to Get Your #AWP21 Swag
Check out our two great designs! Buy your T-shirt or tumbler by March 31 to lend your support to AWP's Writer to Writer mentorship program and the Kurt Brown Prizes Scholarships.
AWP Stands with #StopAsianHate
AWP has issued a statement in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and shared several resources to help combat anti-Asian violence. Read the full statement in the Writer’s News.
Check Out AWP's Community Writing Groups Directory
Are you a writer looking for a writing group? Or are you a writing group organizer looking for members? Check out AWP’s new Community Writing Groups Directory today to find your perfect group or connect with new members!
Contribute Your Voice to Beyond Sunrise
AWP and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University have launched a free digital tool, Beyond Sunrise: An Interactive Journal of Our Pandemic Year, featuring prompts inspired by the poem “Beyond” by #AWP21 keynote speaker Joy Harjo. Contribute to a community thread poem, craft an erasure poem, or upload text, images, or audio to the Beyond Sunrise map. Share your words or encourage the student writers in your life to contribute their voices. 
Writer’s News
Aspen Words has announced a shortlist of five finalists for their 2021 literary prize. The $35,000 prize is awarded to fiction that “illuminates vital contemporary issues.” This year's finalists are Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman, Susan Abulhawa’s Against the Loveless World, Danielle Evans’s The Office of Historical Corrections, Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind, and the late Randall Kenan’s If I Had Two Wings
Congratulate Our 2021 Intro Journals Project Winners
AWP has announced the 2021 Intro Journals Project winners for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. Program Directors, be on the lookout for entries for next year's competition! 
Meet Our Season 14 Mentors & Mentees
Congratulations to all our Season 14 Writer to Writer pairs on their matches! Members can learn more about them on our mentor and mentee pages. If you want to learn more about the program, you may want to check out our Program Reflections, to which we will soon be adding more great pieces from former participants, and our Program Overview, where you can find out about applying as either a mentor or mentee. Mentor applications are accepted all year long, and Season 15 mentee applications will be accepted August 1-12, 2021.
Use Your Book-Buying Power to Support AWP
AWP now has an affiliate page on, an online retailer with a mission to support independent bookstores. Buy from the AWP affiliate page and 10% of your purchase supports AWP services and programs. It’s a win-win-win for literary community!
Thank You, Conference Attendees, Sponsors, and Exhibitors!
Our first virtual conference March 3-7 was filled with amazing panels, featured events, and bookfair visits! General conference attendee registration includes access to the platform until April 3, 2021. Sponsors and exhibitors have until June 3, 2021. Enjoy the additional time to watch the panels you didn't have time to see during the official conference dates at your leisure, or schedule a watch party with your conference-going friends!
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#AWP21 T-shirt designs on an orange, yellow, and teal background with white lines and dots. 

MARCH FEATURED MEMBER PROGRAMS: Check Out These Great AWP Member Programs Today!
MILLSDegree: The Mills College Flex Res MFA Program in Creative Writing offers degrees in poetry or prose
Program type:
Flexible, hybrid, and online options
Application deadlines:
Applications being accepted until July 15 for Fall 2021.
Students anywhere in the world can earn an MFA in creative writing at Mills College. We offer a range of options you can select from to create an individualized educational experience that fits your goals and your schedule.
Student aid offered:
Part-time graduate assistantships and editorial positions with our journal 580 Split.

University of Nebraska Omaha
Degree: MFA in writing
Program type:
Low-residency (currently online)
Application deadlines for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022:
June 1 and November 1.
The low-residency University of Nebraska Omaha MFA in writing combines four 16-week at-home semesters with five 10-day conference-style residencies.
Student aid:
A diverse selection of prizes, fellowships, and residencies offered.