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AWP in the Winter
Apply for AWP's Free Mentorship Program by January 5!
AWP welcomes applications for the winter session of our mentorship program, Writer to Writer, which matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules. Mentors volunteer their time and receive a free one-year AWP membership. Writer to Writer is free of charge to mentees. While the program is free and application open to all members, we particularly encourage applications from writers who have never been associated with an MFA program and those writing from regions, backgrounds, and cultures that are generally underrepresented in the literary world. 
Nominate a Fellow Member for In the Spotlight!
AWP is looking to spotlight members who are making exceptional contributions to the literary community. Selected members will be featured on AWP's In the Spotlight page, in our social media channels, and throughout the website. Nominate a member today!
Enter the WC&C Scholarship Competition
Each year, AWP offers three scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers' conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. AWP maintains a comprehensive list of these events and opportunities in our Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. This year's judges are Xu Xi for creative nonfiction, Matt Bell for fiction, and Sandra Beasley for poetry. Enter via Submittable now until Monday, March 30, 2015.
Want to Share Your Love of AWP this Holiday Season? Purchase a Gift Membership!
For a limited time, you can purchase a gift membership for the writers in your life at 15% off. They'll receive all the benefits you enjoy, including a year-long subscription to the Writer's Chronicle and a discount on conference registration.
Submit to the AWP Award Series
The submission period is now on! Go to the Award Series page for guidelines and to enter via Submittable.
Reserve Your Advertisement for the March/April Issue of the Writer's Chronicle
This issue will be published before our annual Conference & Bookfair in Minneapolis. Reserve an advertisement today!
Get Your Essays Ready
The reading period of the Writer's Chronicle starts on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Preregister for #AWP15
Visit our registration page to secure your place at North America's largest and most dynamic literary conference at discounted rates. Not yet an AWP member or need to renew your membership? Bundle your registration and one-year membership to receive the reduced member registration rate, a subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, and access to members-only content. Reduced preregistration rates are in effect until Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Purchase Bookfair Exhibit Space
Join the nearly 700 exhibitors that have secured space at the #AWP15 Minneapolis bookfair and reach the largest single audience of writers, and teachers of creative writing, in North America. Our online exhibit purchase and management system allows exhibitors to select an exhibit location and manage the exhibit. The system is open to all exhibitors, and sales are ongoing until the bookfair sells out. Don't wait to purchase your booth or table at the most popular independent bookfair in the country!
#AWP15 Accommodation Requests Due
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation as an #AWP15 attendee, please email events@awpwriter.org by Tuesday, January 20, 2014 so we can do our best to meet your need. AWP complies with all current ADA guidelines.
Become a Friend of AWP
We keep great company. Donate today to become a Friend of AWP and receive valuable benefits like conference registration, annual membership, or a subscription to the Writer's Chronicle.
January 1: AWP Award Series submission opens

January 5: Mentorship program application deadline

January 5: Final day to purchase an AWP gift membership

January 20: Last day to submit reasonable accommodation request at #AWP15

January 23: Ad reserve deadline for the March/April issue of the Writer's Chronicle

February 1: Writer's Chronicle reading period begins

February 12: Deadline for #AWP15 conference preregistration