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Covers and titles from AWP's Pride Month book list.
Join AWP in honoring Pride Month this June!
AWP has assembled a list of resources including in-person and online events, interactive and informative websites, author interviews, and other diverse programming. Whether it's learning something new about the history of Pride Month, attending a reading by a LGBTQ+ author, or purchasing a book from our Pride Month Booklist, there are always ways to support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Check out Writer's News for more information.
Last Chance to Submit an Event Proposal for #AWP23
There is one week left to submit an event proposal for #AWP23! New event proposals can be submitted in the My Events page of your AWP account, and the deadline to submit is Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have any questions about your event proposal, please email Aubrey Kamppila at for assistance.
Submit Your Work
See what June has to offer on our Opportunities page! Contests closing this month include the Bard Fiction Prize, the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest, and the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Submit your work and keep your eye on this page for more publication opportunities!
Your Next Read is Just a Click Away
Have you checked out our online Bookshelf lately? We feature new and upcoming releases by AWP members. June releases include What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me by Donna S Gordon and Words from Walls by DM French. You can purchase these and others on our affiliate page. Have a book of your own coming out? Let us know so we can add it to our Bookshelf!
Link to your #AWP23 Proposals by June 22
If you are a participant on a #AWP23 proposal, please make sure to link your AWP user account! You should have received an email from AWP with the subject line "Participant on a 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair Event" that includes a hyperlink that will guide you through the process of confirming your participation and adding your short bio and demographic information. If you are successfully linked, you will see the event appear when you view My Events in your AWP user account. If you are not linked, please do so by Wednesday, June 22. If you have questions, please contact
Upcoming Events to Add to Your Calendar
With each newsletter, AWP brings you new ways to foster connections within the national literary community. Our event roundup includes book releases, panels, and a wide variety of virtual and in-person events. These events include a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. For more information, check out this week's Writing News Roundup.

Wednesday, June 15
7—8 p.m.— Between the Lines: A Book Club About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
7 p.m.—  Living Altars: Disabled QTBIPOC Writers Transforming Pandemic Grief

Thursday, June 16

7 p.m.— Poems about Patchwork, with MJ Fievre
9:00 p.m.— Join author Nandita Dinesh for a reading and discussion of her new novel This Place | That Place

Tuesday, June 21
6—7:30 p.m.— Haymarket Poetry presents Maya Marshall’s debut novel All the Blood Involved in Love
7:00 p.m.— Author Ottessa Moshfegh will join with the Center for Fiction and filmmaker John Waters to discuss her recent novel Lapvona
Thank You #AWP22 Conference Advertisers!
Thank you to Conference Advertisers! Check out our Conference Advertiser index to see all the amazing organizations who advertise with and support #AWP22!
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The Next Great Story Starts with You. Drexel University online
Fiction Workshop August 6-28 The Writer's Hotel Apply through July 1