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Congratulations, 2021 Graduates!
Recent grads, students, and adjuncts are eligible to purchase or renew a one-year AWP membership for just $49— that’s 35 percent off!

Join or renew before July 14, 2021, to take advantage of AWP’s extraordinary benefits, including
If you are a student or recent graduate experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to about this offer. We want to support you and your writing journey as best as we can during this difficult time.
AWP Announces the 2021 Donald Hall Prize Winner
Congratulations to Paul Hlava Ceballos, winner of the 2021 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry! His debut collection, banana [ ], chosen by Ilya Kaminsky, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. 
Keep Up with Your #AWP22 Event Proposals
Thank you to everyone who submitted an event proposal for #AWP22! All event proposals have been sent to the 2022 Conference Subcommittee, and accepted participants will be notified of their event acceptance in mid-August 2021. In the meantime, check out how events are selected each year by the conference subcommittee.
Save BIG on The Writers’ Chronicle ads!
Order by July 15 to get classified ads for as low as $99 and display ads starting at $499 for a sixth page color ad. For more info, email

To learn more about our advertising options, see our Advertising Rates 2021–22 page.
Make Plans for the Summer
Looking to reengage with a literary community? Want to get away to write this summer? Check out our Writer's Calendar for events and deadlines in the next few months. 
Virtual AWP Pedagogy Replay
Pride Month may be over, but you can continue to celebrate the LGBTQ community! You can rewatch or catch up on "Virtual AWP Pedagogy: Supporting LGBTQ Students in the Creative Writing Classroom" on the AWP Videos page.

This incredible pedagogy features Anel I. Flores, Alexa Garvoille, and Ruben Quesada in discussion about solutions to structural problems in creative writing workshops and programs that marginalize LGBTQ and BIPOC writers. Check out what they have to say
Attend a Virtual Lit Event
We are excited to bring you new ways to connect with the literary community through our regular roundup of online events, including workshops, panels, book clubs, and spoken word. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.
Tuesday, July 6
7:30 p.m.—The Collection Plate: Kendra Allen in Conversation with Kiese Laymon
Wednesday, July 7
2 p.m.—Book Bytes—Children's Literature
3 p.m.—Annual Conference | Worlds of Literature—Competing Notions of the Global begins
Thursday, July 8
1:30 p.m.—Ukrainian Dissidents | Online Literature Course
8 p.m.—Women in Translation Panel

Friday, July 9
2:30 p.m.—Subjective Silhouettes
Annual Conference | Worlds of Literature—Competing Notions of the Global ends
Saturday, July 10
9:30 a.m.—BILA HUDOOD: The Taste of Letters, Food Writing in Arabic
4 p.m.—Middle Grade Book Club with Kate Albus

Sunday, July 11
2:30 p.m.—Speak Out: A QTIPOC Spoken Word Event
6 p.m.—2021 Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference begins
Monday, July 12
5 p.m.—Workshop for High School Students with Leah Umansky via Zoom
Tuesday, July 13
7 p.m.—Morgan Parker: Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night w/ Angel Nafis

Wednesday, July 14
8 p.m.— Pour One Out: A Monthly Storytelling Series
Thursday, July 15
6:30 p.m.—Creative Reading: A Poetry Craft Class with Sean Singer via Zoom
7 p.m.—Sports Journalist Leigh Montville Presents Tall Men, Short Shorts
Friday, July 16
7 p.m.—Jasmine Guillory: While We Were Dating w/ Glory Edim
Saturday, July 17
5 a.m.—ISBH Presents: Dispensationalism and Rabbinic Literature
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AWP recent graduate campaign image that has a light blue background with a person climbing a colorful staircase of books titled Mentorship, AWP, Jobs, AWPWriter, Grants, and PhD. 
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