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Join a Virtual Coffee Chat for a Special #AWP22 Info Session
 
Don't miss our next Zoom chat with Cynthia Sherman and the conference team on Wednesday, February 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ET. Get the latest conference updates and bring your questions! Please RSVP to awppr@awpwriter.org for the Zoom link.
 
Attend #AWP22 Online
 
Enjoy what AWP has to offer without leaving home. Watch panels, ask questions, chat with other participants, and network—no dressing up required! Can't get away from work? No problem; you can watch events you missed on demand for up to one month postconference. Get your virtual registration today!
 
Confirm Your #AWP22 Accepted Event Preference
 
In-person event organizers! If you have not done so already, please check your email for information on your accepted #AWP22 in-person event and the options you have for your event moving forward. If you are no longer comfortable presenting onsite in Philadelphia, the deadline to notify AWP that you would like to switch to the prerecorded virtual format is the end of the day today, January 25.

Organizers who have notified AWP that they would like to switch their event format by today’s deadline will receive the link to the #AWP22 prerecording calendar tomorrow, January 26, at 12:00 noon ET. Recording sessions will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about your event format options or if you need any information resent to you, please email events@awpwriter.org for assistance.
 
Submit to the AWP Award Series
 
The AWP Award Series is open! Submit your full-length manuscripts by February 28 for consideration in the following categories:

The Sue William Silverman Prize for Creative Nonfiction, judged by Brian Turner
The AWP Prize for the Novel, judged by Brandon Hobson
The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, judged by Naomi Shihab Nye
The Grace Paley Prize for Fiction, judged by ZZ Packer

Find the full guidelines on our website.
 
AWP Hiring Communications Coordinator/Membership Assistant
 
AWP is hiring for a full-time communications coordinator/membership assistant with at least one year of experience in social media. Learn about the position and how to apply on our website. The deadline to apply is January 31.
 
Consider Becoming an AWP Sustaining Donor
 
For the price of a cup of fancy coffee, you can support AWP with your monthly donation, giving life to the programs that matter to you, like the AWP Conference & Bookfair, the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, the AWP Awards Series, and The Writer’s Chronicle. Learn more at our donation page. We are so grateful for your friendship and support.
 
Introducing Deep Dive: Artistic & Professional Advice from the AWP Archives
 
The Writer’s Chronicle and Writer’s Notebook articles are archived on the AWP website. These archives are chock-full of artistic and professional wisdom and advice. With this new e-newsletter feature, we hope to introduce some of these resources. First up, Diane Raab’s beautiful tribute to her mentor Philip F. Deaver from the Writer’s Notebook with advice for the New Year on how to just “hunker down & write.”
 
Attend a Virtual Lit Event
 
With each e-newsletter, we bring you new ways to connect with the literary community through our regular event roundup, including author conversations, workshops, and celebrations. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET. For more events, see this week's writing news roundup.

Tuesday, January 25
7 p.m.—Kidliterate Book Club Reads: Holes
9 p.m.—Nadifa Mohamed Reads from and Discusses The Fortune Men

Wednesday, January 26
9 p.m.—Jonathan Smolin + Alaa Al Aswany Discuss I Do Not Sleep
9 p.m.—Maggie P. Chang, Mika Song, Dan Abdo, and Special Guest Tori Sharp

Thursday, January 27
8:30 p.m.—LBB Book Club: Gay Men's Reading Group Discusses The Deviant's War

Saturday, January 29
1 p.m.—Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self-Discovery

Tuesday, February 1
5 p.m.—Haymarket Presents The Sentences That Create Us Book Launch

Wednesday, February 2
7:30 p.m.—Hanif Abdurraqib & Ashley Evans: Sing, Aretha, Sing!
7:30 p.m.—Book Launch: Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts Presents Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration

Saturday, February 5
1 p.m.—Writing Comics: A Beginner’s Guide
2 p.m.—COMMONground: A Collaboration with Poetry Ireland
 
Join the Discussion
 
AWP asked: What do you hope to accomplish as a writer in 2022?

Here are some of the answers we received:

@marisarussellowrites: I hope to start querying my first book in 2022!

@nikkitolman: I hope to just be writing again. Got sick with inflammatory diseases and had to put down the pen. Thing is, the inflammation affected my brain, especially my memory and word retrieval. Seeing neurologists now and hope to get back on the literary path.

@golly.mrsmolly: Finishing my thesis would be a great start, and then finishing a first draft of the rest of the novel that it's an excerpt of would be even better.

Holly Norton: Compiling my second book of poems

Susan Meader Tobias: A working first draft

Follow AWP on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.
 
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IMPORTANT DATES
 
 
February 2:
Virtual Coffee Chat

February 7:
#AWP22 Writer to Agent deadline

February 28:
AWP Award Series submission deadline

March 23-26:
#AWP22 in Philadelphia & Virtual
 
 
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