|Graduating Students, Use This Discount by June 30
AWP is here to help you stay connected with your writing community after graduation. Join AWP by June 30, 2016 and you'll pay only $49—a $26 savings—in your first post-graduate year. This offer is also available to students graduating from 2- or 4-year programs this year. Enter the code MFA16 + The Name of Your School (e.g., MFA16 George Mason University) and be sure to select the $49 student rate at checkout.
|See the Grace Paley Prize Winner
Congratulations to Mary Kuryla, winner of the 2016 AWP Award Series' Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction for her work, Freak Weather Stories. Of the manuscript, Judge Amy Hempel writes "Ultimately, the author delivers stories unlike anyone else’s."
|Congratulate the NPDP Design Winner
Grub Street, of Towson University, is this year's National Program Directors' Prize winner for design. Judge Steve Buccellato writes "Of the many fine and varied print and online submissions, Grub Street's presentation stands out for maintaining a consistent high quality from cover to cover in all the areas of design scrutinized."
|Explore the Website
Our tweet chat on July 9 centered around the AWP website. Here are some moments from the discussion:
Kate McDevitt: When the #AWPwebsite was first created, it contained only 6 pages. Now there are over 100,000!
Kate McDevitt: The searchable Guide to Writing Programs is one of our three most popular pages! https://www.awpwriter.org/guide/guide_writing_programs
Kate McDevitt: If you spot a teal box on the #AWPwebsite, it's usually a button with a useful quick link you can follow.
Kate McDevitt: Want to share a #AWPwebsite page via social media or email? There’s a tool for that in the footer of every page!
You can read the full transcript of the chat in the archive. Have a suggestion about what you would like to see on the AWP website? Please email email@example.com.
|The AWP Podcast Series Has Returned!
We will be publishing recordings from our 2016 conference in Los Angeles every Wednesday in our Podcast Series. Our newest episodes already include:
Episode 120: From MFA to JOB: Making a Living, Making a Difference
Episode 121: From the Fishouse: A Twelve-Year Anniversary Reading and Celebration
Episode 122: Forming Resilient Partnerships: How Literary Nonprofits, Schools, and Individuals Can Collaborate Effectively
|Experience the Conferences Through Video
We recently revamped our video page, making it easier to find videos by conference year. There are currently 47 videos available, going back to #AWP13 in Boston. More videos from recent conferences will be added soon, so be sure to keep an eye on this section of our site.
|Join the Discussion
AWP asked: Summer reading time is upon us! What are your favorite literary magazines?
Some of the answers we received:
Cathleen Miller: @reedmagazine! The west's oldest literary journal, in print since 1867!
Lisa Stice: Inklette - They have put out two stellar issues (contributors from different countries, ages and backgrounds) and are working on the third, and the entire staff if made up of high school and college students.
Jason Gray: I always enjoy @Image_Journal, and love reading the annual issue of @SmartishPace
THEsisterjanet: Maybe not a traditional answer, but I've read the @OxfordAmerican cover to cover since Spring 2000.
uncaged: @IamRichardRamm - my current favorite because it's new and it's mine - currently seeking submissions!
Stacy Murison: Some print favorites = @Tin_House @kenyonreview @parisreview @poetrymagazine @undergumtree @FourthGenre
Follow AWP on Facebook & Twitter, and look for a different question every Tuesday.
|What's that Image?
Our mascot, Dogear, celebrates all the students out there graduating from our member programs this year! We wish you all the very best.
|July 8: Deadline to reserve an ad in the September Writer's Chronicle
July 12: #AWPmentorship tweet chat about the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program at 2:00 p.m. ET