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Please Consider Making a Gift During AWP's Fall Campaign
Your donations help us build a stronger, better AWP to serve our members and expand outreach to the literary community. By becoming a Friend of AWP, you will receive valuable benefits like conference registration, annual membership, or a subscription to the Writer's Chronicle. Please consider making an online donation today, or fill out our pledge form. Thank you!
Is a Writing Program Right for You?
Learn about choosing the writing program that's best for you during our next tweet chat on November 3 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on Twitter. Use #MFAchat to ask questions and join the discussion. If you already attend or teach at a writing program, join us to share your experiences.
Open the Writer's Notebook
This month on the Writer's Notebook: Kathleen Rooney introduces us to Mr. Bear and his Violet Hour Saloon!
Tune In to Our Podcasts—100 Episodes & Counting!
AWP has released our 100th podcast episode. Celebrate this milestone with us! Put aside an hour a week for a podcast featuring an event from our annual conference. Members can listen to the AWP Podcast Series episode by episode or subscribe to our feed, which is updated every time we add a new episode.
Program Directors: Submit Your Students' Work to the Intro Journals Project!
Program directors are invited to nominate students' works to the Intro Journals Project. Works are selected for publication in participating literary journals, including Artful Dodge, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and Tampa Review.
Create Your Own Schedule for #AWP16!
The searchable schedule of events is now available for #AWP16 in Los Angeles. You can print, save, and share your schedule with friends via email or social media. Start today by learning more about our keynote speaker, Claudia Rankine, and our other featured presenters.
Preregister for #AWP16
Preregistration is now open. Visit our registration page to secure your place at North America's largest and most dynamic literary conference at discounted rates. Not yet an AWP member or need to renew your membership? Bundle your registration and one-year membership to receive the reduced member registration rate, a subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, and access to members-only content.
Sign Up to Volunteer at #AWP16!
Conference volunteer positions for students and adjunct professors are still available. In exchange for a four-hour block of your time, volunteers receive a complimentary conference registration. Volunteers will help staff registration areas, assist attendees with directions, and monitor conference events. Sign up today to take advantage of this amazing opportunity!
Purchase Your Bookfair Exhibit Space by December 1
Come join the over 570 presses, journals, magazines, and literary organizations that have secured space at the #AWP16 Los Angeles bookfair. Our online exhibit purchase and management 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. All organizations purchasing an exhibit space by December 1 will be included in the printed conference planner.
Hosting an Offsite Event at #AWP16?
Promote your local event on our free online submission form. Offsite events will appear on their own online schedule. Please be aware of AWP's new policies regarding accessibility, as some pertain to offsite events.
Hotel Rooms Still Available for #AWP16
Our headquarters conference hotel, the JW Marriott Los Angeles, is sold out, but rooms are now available at satellite hotels—the Westin Bonaventure, Sheraton Los Angeles, and Omni Los Angeles. All three hotels are a short distance from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visit our hotel and travel page for more information and updates.
Find Advice from In the Spotlight Members
AWP In the Spotlight member interviews are full of valuable advice. October’s In the Spotlight member, Kathryn Winograd, passes along this wisdom: “Honor your work. That means at every state, even when you want to tear it to shreds and tell yourself for the umpteenth time that you’re just not a writer…” Read more from In the Spotlight members and nominate a member today!
Download Our App
Now available! The Writer's Chronicle app is in the Google Play Store and the Windows App Store! Download on your Android or Windows phone and start paging through the newest Chronicle issue today.
Sponsor Opportunities Still Available for #AWP16 in Los Angeles
If you are thinking of sponsoring, now is the time! Though all of our major sponsors have now come forward, the deadline for all other sponsorship pledges has been extended to November 15. The AWP Conference & Bookfair is now the largest literary gathering in North America. Sponsorship is an excellent way to promote your program, writing center, or literary organization to over 12,000 attendees in a comprehensive and low-cost way. Sponsorship includes great marketing benefits, complimentary registrations, and advertising on AWP's website as well as in the conference program and the Writer's Chronicle. A bookfair table is complimentary starting at the Patron level. Download the sponsorship guide to learn more about sponsorship, the bookfair, and advertising, or contact AWP's development director, Pamela Mills, for more information.
October 31: Preregistration rates begin for #AWP16

November 3: #MFAchat on Twitter discussing writing programs

November 15: Sponsorship deadline for #AWP16

December 1: Deadline for Intro Journals Project nominations

December 1: WC&C Scholarship Competition submissions accepted

December 1: Support AWP on #GivingTuesday