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Yes! Yes! Yes!
Please join the AWP board, staff, and thousands of members who have voted already in support of reforming AWP’s governance. If you have not yet voted this year, please vote now in favor of the following three initiatives: (1) the proposal to adopt new articles of incorporation and bylaws; (2) the ratification of all AWP business to date; and (3) the election of a new representative of our programs in the Northeast and a new representative of the programs in the Southeast. Two candidates are running unopposed, but we still need your vote. 34% of AWP’s eligible voters have voted so far, but we need 60% of you to do so to make it official. All nonstudent members of AWP are eligible to vote. Please help us build a stronger, more modern, and more resourceful association and vote now.
Give Literary Inspiration All Year Long
Help the writers in your life ring in the new year with AWP! Writer's Chronicle gift subscriptions are 20% off, now through January 5. Your loved ones will receive hundreds of contest and award listings, in-depth essays on the craft of writing, and extensive interviews with accomplished authors Wanda Coleman, Cyrus Cassells, Richard Bausch, Benjamin Percy, Judith Kitchen, Nick Flynn, and George Saunders.
Get Your Manuscripts Ready for the 2014 AWP Award Series
Creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and short fiction entries for the competition will be accepted online only from January 1 to February 28, 2014 via Submittable.
Win $500 to Attend a Writer's Conference
Each year, AWP offers two scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers of fiction and poetry who wish to attend a writers' conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. AWP maintains a comprehensive list of these events and opportunities in our Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and four finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership to AWP. Enter via Submittable now until March 30, 2014.
Build Your Own Schedule for #AWP14
Our discounted conference preregistration rates are only available until January 22. And did you know you can now print, save, and share your personalized conference schedule with friends via email and social media? With so many incredible presenters, you may want to watch our Facebook page and Twitter for staff picks.
Volunteer and Receive a Free Conference Registration!
Students are invited to volunteer at the 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair. We need volunteers to help staff registration areas, assist attendees with directions, or monitor conference events. In exchange for a four-hour block of your time, you'll receive a complimentary conference registration. Opportunities are limited to current or recently graduated students with valid student IDs.
Check Out New Career Services Information on Our Website
Applying for jobs this season and planning to use AWP's Career Services? You may wish to review our new Short Guide to Requesting a Dossier and our new FAQs page.
Make a Year-End Donation
The programming and services we provide to the literary community are greatly enhanced by the support of our friends and donors. Please consider making a year-end gift today.
Thank You
As we head into the new year, we'd like to thank you for your membership. You are the reason for our work, and whether you have been with us since our formative years or you have just joined us, we are glad to have you as part of our community. We love to hear about your achievements and successes, and we welcome your ideas for ways that we can improve our services to you. We wish you the best for the coming year and look forward to serving you in 2014!

January 1: AWP Award Series Submission Opens

January 22: Conference Preregistration Rates End