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Open Now! Apply for Season 17 of Writer to Writer
 
Looking for a writing mentor? W2W pairs new and emerging writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with established authors of the same genre. Mentors and mentees work together for a twelve-week series of loosely structured modules focusing on revision, publishing, or any other aspect of building a writing career that they may wish to explore. Mentees must be AWP members to apply and participate. Learn more about the program on our website and apply via Submittable. Applications are open now until August 15, and Season 17 will run from September 19–December 9, 2022.
 
Read the changes coming to The Writer's Chronicle
 
The Writer's Chronicle will only be offered exclusively online starting with the September 2022 issue. Read the full letter from Executive Director Cynthia Sherman, and preview the the desktop version or download the app now.
 
Find Your New Career (Or Your New Team Member)
 
Looking for a new job? Members can search our job list for available positions for writers. We update the list regularly with academic, nonacademic, virtual, and in-person openings. Apply to be a production editor with Poets & Writers, a lecturer in college writing with Fairleigh Dickinson University, or even a freelance long-form gaming writer with Screen Rant. Read more about these and many more opportunities on our job list, exclusive to AWP members.

Is your organization hiring? You can also submit a job listing for openings that are well suited to writers. You must be an AWP member to view the job list, but anyone can submit a listing, free of charge!
 
Rewatch #AWP Events Online
 
#AWP22 Featured Event Since My Body Discovery and Embodiment of Disabled Voices is now available to watch! For more #AWP22 events or past Virtual AWP premiered events, visit the AWP website or subscribe to AWP YouTube to receive alerts on new videos.
 
Writer's News Updates
 
Congratulations to poet Ada Limón, named 24th U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress! This fall, Limón will join the ranks of past Poet Laureates including Natasha Trethewey, W.S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Juan Felipe Herrera, and several others. See our full Writer's News piece celebrating her achievement.
 
Submit Your Work
 
Be sure to check out our Opportunities page this summer! Contests include the Rattle Poetry Prize and the WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest. The West Trade Review is open for submissions, so send in your creative work now! Keep your eye on this page for more publication opportunities like these!
 
#QuestionTuesday AWP asked: How do you deal with rejection when it comes to your writing?
 
Some of the answers we received on Facebook:

M-Jaela Covington: I stopped...then started again. Then stopped. Then started again. Then I realized that not everyone is going to like how or what I write, but there are some who will and I'm good on it.

Cean McBreniann: Gosh. I struggle with this, and have to be mindful. You can go it alone, which, really, depends on your amount of experience, or you can go with a writing group. It's just fair to mention the latter isn't always beneficial. You'll still receive the gamut from useful to useless, and you'll ultimately have to decide what's useful and what isn't.

Lisa Issac: Ben and Jerry's

Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.
 
Become a Sponsor for #AWP23!
 
Sponsorship is a comprehensive and cost-effective way to promote your program, press, or organization, join the national literary conversation, reach potential students and faculty, and network with your peers.

View our 2023 Sponsorship Guide!

Whether you are a new program wanting to attract faculty and students or an established one looking to promote its latest milestones or accomplishments, we hope you will consider sponsoring the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair. Please consider partnering with others at your institution (e.g. the admissions or alumni departments, your school’s small press or literary journal).

To secure your sponsorship, please fill out the pledge form and scan to Claire Johnson at claire@awpwriter.org. Pledges are due by October 14, 2022. We hope to see you in Seattle!
 
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.

Friday, July 22
4:00–6:00 p.m. ET— Writing the Self through Others: The Ethics of First-Person Narrative
8:00 p.m. ET — Disability and Publishing—Virtual Town Hall Launch Event

Tuesday, July 26
7:00 p.m. ET — Murder by the Book Club presents Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park

Wednesday, July 27
9:00 a.m. ET — Creative Posthumanism presents Monstrous Words: Writing and Incoherence

Thursday, July 28
2:00–3:20 p.m. ET — Attend The Climate Change Poetry Reading featuring Karen McCarthy Woolf

Tuesday, August 9
5:30–7:00 p.m. ET — The National Portrait Gallery in conjunction with the DC Public Library system will be hosting Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion
 
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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