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Register for #AWP14 at our Lowest Rates
Early-bird preregistration ends on October 31. Visit our registration page to secure your place in North America’s best-attended and most dynamic literary conference at our lowest rates. Not yet an AWP member or need to renew your membership? Bundle your registration and membership to receive the reduced member registration rate, a subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, and access to members-only content. All conference registrations are handled online by credit card only.
Reserve Your Conference Hotel Room Now
Hotel rooms at the conference site are going quickly: the Sheraton Seattle and Grand Hyatt Seattle are already sold out. Visit our hotel and travel page for information and updates regarding rooms at our overflow conference hotel, the Westin Seattle.
Looking for Advice? Consult the Writer’s Notebook
In mid-September AWP launched its new advice blog, The Writer's Notebook. This is our new space to share a different kind of writer-friendly content. The featured work is vigorous, honest, and serious about doing your best as a writer in the face of challenges you may or may not know well. Read inaugural posts  from contributors Steve Almond and Bob Hicok — and watch for more posts each month and throughout the year.
Only 4 Days Remain—Schedule Your #AWP14 Bookfair Stage Event by October 1!
Reservations are still available for the three Adelphi University Bookfair Stages. Host your reading, celebration, and other literary event amid the bustle and excitement of one of the most popular areas of our conference. Reserve by October 1 for inclusion in the printed conference program. This year the bookfair stage events are integrated into the conference schedule for greater visibility.
Don't Miss the Chance to Sponsor Your Students at #AWP14
Program directors, pledge your sponsorship for our annual conference in Seattle by Friday, October 11 to extend free registrations to your students and alumni. You'll receive 6 waivers for every $1,000 pledged. Submit your pledge form by email to sponsorship@awpwriter.org or by fax to 703-993-4302 to enhance the professional development opportunities offered by your program -- and to support AWP's efforts to keep registration costs low for all student attendees.
Nominate Your Students' Works to AWP's Intro Journals Project
Program directors, submit your nominations for the Intro Journals Project, a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in AWP member programs. The deadline is Monday, December 2. Selected work will appear in Artful Dodge, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and Tampa Review.
Ready to Apply for a Teaching Position? Set Up Your Dossier with Career Services
The busiest hiring season is upon us. AWP’s Career Services program is a comprehensive dossier service that enables subscribers to store and request the delivery of confidential letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, and teaching evaluations. As a member, you can set up your dossier with us at no charge.
Advertise in the AWP Conference Program and Writer's Chronicle
The November 8 conference program reservation deadline will be here sooner than you think! Outside covers have sold out but we still have inside cover space available. Check out our website for more information. And don't miss your chance to reach 35,000 Writer's Chronicle readers. Reserve the December issue ad by October 4. See our website for information about important dates and discounts. Contact advertising@awpwriter.org to make your reservations.
Display Your AWP Pride!
On our new Photos & Graphics page, you can download official AWP images for use on your website or blog. There are graphics for members, member programs, bookfair exhibitors, conference presenters, and conference sponsors.
Visit Our New Magazine & Media Section
Did you notice we moved things around a little on our website? Our new  Magazine & Media section now contains Writer's Chronicle articles from our issues and online-only exclusives, Writer's News, our new Writer's Notebook blog, the AWP podcast, and video recordings from our conferences. The conference archives have moved to the AWP Conference section, our Career Advice articles have moved to the Job List section, and our guidelines and hallmarks have moved to the Programs & Conference section. Take some time to explore this new part of our website.
Purchase Your Bookfair Exhibit Space by October 31
Come join the over 500 exhibitors that have already secured space at the  #AWP14 Seattle bookfair. Our newly revised purchasing 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 October 31 will be included in the printed conference program.
Bookfair Facebook Page Shines a Spotlight on Your Organization
The new Bookfair Facebook page allows you to receive exhibitor updates directly to your news feed--and starting Monday, October 7, AWP will be shining a spotlight on our #AWP14 exhibitors. Be one of the first 100 exhibiting organizations to "like" the AWP Bookfair page on Facebook and we will feature you with a picture of your staff and a 500-character description of your organization. Be sure to send your photo and description to Cynthia Sherman.
October 1: Last chance to reserve or edit a bookfair stage event for inclusion in the printed conference program

October 4: December Writer's Chronicle ad reservation deadline

October 11: #AWP14 sponsorship pledge deadline

October 31: #AWP14 early-bird registration rates end

November 8: Conference Program ad reservation deadline
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