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Submit an Event Proposal for #AWP22
The #AWP22 proposal system is open for submissions! As you prepare your proposal, please be sure to read our updated Proposal Guidelines and Presenter Guidelines and find additional resources for submitting on the Proposal Overview page. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have any questions about submitting an event proposal, please email for assistance.

If you need help navigating the #AWP22 event proposal system, be sure to check out our video tutorial on YouTube that walks you through the process.

Check Out the Conference FAQs
If you have questions about the #AWP22 conference format, event proposals, or options for #AWP22 registration, check out the updated Conference FAQs page. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please email for assistance.
Submit to the Kurt Brown Prizes by May 14
Apply to AWP's Kurt Brown Prizes for the chance to receive $500 to to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency at one of the AWP member programs in the Directory of Conferences & Centers. There are three first-place winners in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. The deadline to apply is May 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Explore Opportunities on the AWP Job List
Looking for a job after graduation or considering a career change? Check out the AWP Job List for up-to-date academic, nonacademic, freelance, and online jobs and internships for writers. Our career advice and video resources can also help you as you chart your path forward.
Writer’s News
John Murillo has won the 2021 Four Quartets Prize. The prize, launched in 2018 by the T. S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America, is a celebration of the multipart poem and is given to a “unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book.” Murillo won the prize for his poem “A Refusal to Mourn the Deaths, by Gunfire, of Three Men in Brooklyn” from his collection Kontemporary American Poetry.
Attend a Virtual Lit Event
We are excited to bring you new ways to connect with the literary community through our regular roundup of online events, including workshops, masterclasses, publications, and readings. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP.

Wednesday, May 12
12 noon ET—American Literature and the Constitution
7 p.m. ET—Emily Henry & Laura Hankin

Thursday, May 13
7 p.m. ET—A Conversation with Roxane Gay

Sunday, May 16
1 p.m. ET—Contemporary Ukrainian Emigre and Diaspora Literature

Monday, May 17
8 p.m. ET—PJ Seminar: Poet as Bandleader w/ Hanif Abdurraqib

Wednesday, May 19
7 p.m. ET—Christina Lauren w/ Xio Axelrod, Sarah Maclean, Moderated by Rachel Epstein

Thursday, May 20
7:30 p.m. ET—Unleashing Powerful Paragraphs w/ Tim Horvath
8 p.m. ET—Maggie Shipstead, Author of Great Circle, in Conversation with Emma Straub

Sunday, May 23
12 noon ET—RHINO Virtual Poetry Forum: Amorak Huey + W. Todd Kaneko
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: Which lit journal would you consider to be your "white whale"?

Some of the answers we received: 

@scriptsandscrolls: Perhaps the “London Review of Books”

@zoeyisgolden: The Paris Review 😅

@stareenite: The Sun

@DDSyrdal: At this point, all of them.

@ChristineLBoyer: The Paris Review—though I do enjoy their very polite rejections twice a year!

Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.

What's That Image?
Our #AWP22 graphic including a photo of Philadelphia outlined in white and a pink side panel on the left with the AWP logo and hashtag.