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Create Your Own Schedule for #AWP14!
The schedule of events is now available for #AWP14 in Seattle and searchable by day, time, title, description, genre, and participants. You can also save and share your schedule with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platform. Start today by learning more about our keynote speaker, Annie Proulx, and our other featured presenters. Reduced preregistration rates are in effect until January 22, 2014.
Reserve Your Hotel Room Today at the Hyatt at Olive 8 or Hilton Seattle
Our official conference hotel, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, is now sold out, but rooms are still available at several of our overflow hotels, the Hyatt at Olive 8 and the Hilton Seattle. Both are a short walk from the Washington State Convention Center. Visit our hotel and travel page for more information and updates.
Be Seen in the Conference Program & the Writer's Chronicle
Time is running out! Reserve your ad in our #AWP14 conference program by November 8 to be part of our beautiful, full-color conference program and reach over 12,000 conference attendees. Don't forget the November 22 deadline to advertise in the popular February issue of the Writer's Chronicle, which will include our comprehensive directory of Writers' Conferences & Centers. If print advertising isn't for you, consider our web advertising options.
Looking for a Job?
It's free to get started with AWP's dossier service. Simply send us your recommendation letters, and when you discover the perfect job or fellowship opportunity, we'll mail them on your behalf. The best part? You'll never have to bother your recommenders again. AWP Career Services is now offering a Basic package of 4 mailings for $20. Learn more about AWP Career Services for writers today.
Purchase Your Bookfair Exhibit Space
Join over 500 exhibitors who 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.
Remember to Nominate your Students' Works for 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.
Get Your Manuscripts Ready for the 2014 AWP Award Series
Entries for the AWP Award Series competition will be accepted online only from January 1 to February 28, 2014 at via Submittable.
How to Keep Going as a Writer? Consult the Writer’s Notebook
The featured work in the Writer's Notebook is vigorous, honest, and serious about making it as a writer. Read about the late great fiction writer Elmore Leonard and Ru Freeman's wisdom about writing retreats. Watch for more posts each month and throughout the year.
VOTE NOW & Help AWP Become a Stronger Association
Please vote now and help AWP become a stronger, more modern, and more resourceful association. AWP must hold another election on governance reform since we were unable to achieve a quorum this past academic year. Last winter, AWP Members supported governance reform by a big margin. 1,245 members voted for governance reform and 43 against. Unfortunately, too few members voted, and we failed to achieve a quorum. Our bylaws and articles of incorporation have many components that date back to 1967, and we have to adopt a new structure to improve our service to a growing and more diverse membership.

November 8: Deadline to reserve your #AWP14 conference program ad

November 22: Deadline to reserve your ad in the February issue of the Writer's Chronicle

December 2: Deadline for Intro Journals Project nominations