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#AWP21 is Virtual!
We are excited to announce that #AWP21 will be fully virtual this March. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and celebration, and we hope to offer the same experience in a new way this year. 
Register for #AWP21
You can still purchase a registration for #AWP21 at the early bird rate. Gain access to hundreds of panels, exhibitors, and a keynote address from US Poet Laureate Joy
Harjo. If you have any questions, email
Purchase Your #AWP21 Virtual Exhibit Space
Reach an even greater audience for your books, magazines, and other services and products at the #AWP21 Bookfair, North America’s largest literary marketplace! We are excited to offer exhibitors the opportunity to exhibit virtually! A $350 virtual exhibit space includes two registrations, the ability to brand and customize your virtual space, a video conferencing room to meet with your visitors, and many more tools to engage with your community and promote your products and services. For more information, please visit the Bookfair Overview page of the AWP website.
Meet Our Season 13 Mentees and Their Mentors
Congratulations to all our Season 13 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 Writer to Writer Mentorship Program Overview, where you can find out about applying as either a mentor or mentee. Mentor applications are accepted all year long, and Season 14 mentee applications will be accepted January 1-12 in the new year.
Calling All Program Directors
Submit the best from your students to send to the Intro Journals Project. The deadline
for uploading via our Submittable portal is December 4.
Apply for the AWP Community Scholarship
It's not too late to apply for the AWP Community Scholarship. You can donate or apply
by visiting the Conference Registration Overview page. Should you have any questions, please email 
Purchase Your #AWP21 Author Table
All registered #AWP21 attendees have the opportunity to purchase an author table in the Virtual Bookfair! A $50 author table includes one-day access to your own customizable virtual meeting room, where you can talk with your readers, post links, content, or videos to drive traffic to your website, receive book placement on AWP’s affiliate page, and more. This opportunity is for individuals only and not for presses, journals, magazines, institutions, or organizations. For more information, please visit the Bookfair Overview page of the AWP website.
Writer’s News
Louise Glück has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable
poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Glück is one of America’s most celebrated contemporary poets—she won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for her collection The Wild Iris and was named poet laureate of the United States in 2003.
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: If you could live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that takes place in that same setting, where would you live?

Some of the answers we received:

antoinex007: LA

hokansonh: In my home.

staci_of_all_trades: Ethiopia or Vietnam

vinitaagrawal18: Bhutan.

s_mulladvm: Ireland

Benjamin Thiel: Antarctica

Nancy Ronquist: Adirondacks

Wayne Cook: Colorado Rockies

Claire Lawrie: Shetland.

Carol Kubota: On the coast in Spain

Debbie Whittemore: Hawaii

Denise Bike: the Grand Canyon

Bryan J. Smith: Wisconsin, USA

Christopher X. Ryan: prison

Susan Meader Tobias: right where i am

@KrisBigalk: Stockholm, Sweden

@jennaglov: Portugal. One of my biggest regrets is not asking my grandma about where/how she lived, and I'd like to see it for myself. Also, I've read some Portuguese fairy tales that are really great, and I'd like to try my hand at that style.

@AudreyTCarroll: County Cork, Ireland

@sprestonduncan: Of the places I've been, Jerusalem. Of the places I haven't... probably Tibet.

Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.
What's That Image?
Balloons and confetti for #AWP21!
Wednesday, Oct. 28: VBC featuring Horsepower by Joy Priest at 7:00 p.m. ET

OCTOBER FEATURED MEMBER PROGRAMS: Check out These Great AWP Member Programs Today!MILLSDegree: The Mills College Flex Res MFA in Creative Writing offers degrees in poetry or prose
Program type:
Flexible, hybrid, and online options
Application deadlines:
Now for Spring 2021 admission. January 15 for Fall 2021 admission but also on a rolling basis through July.
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.

Edinboro University
Degree: BA English, concentration in writing; minors in creative writing and professional writing
Program type:
Residential (currently online)
Application deadlines:
Applications being accepted on a rolling deadline
Edinboro University’s robust writing program offers instruction in multiple genres, providing both fundamentals and immersion in areas chosen by the student.
Student aid offered:
Dependent on academic record and student need. Chuck Palahniuk Writing Scholarship awarded every year.