AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.

  • AWP Award Series

    Contests

    AWP Award Series

    Congratulations to the 2018 AWP Award Series winner for the novel: Ginger Eagers.

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  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Sometimes it Takes a Community

    Kate McDevitt on the benefits of various community writing groups.

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  • #AWP19 Accepted Events

    Conference & Bookfair

    #AWP19 Accepted Events

    View the more than 550 tentative events for our 2019 Conference & Bookfair in Portland, OR.

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  • #AWP19 Registration

    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP19!

    Early bird registration is open now for #AWP19 in Portland, OR.

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  • In the Spotlight

    Community

    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Ashley M. Jones, director of Magic City Poetry Festival.

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  • #AWP19 Bookfair

    Conference & Bookfair

    Secure Your Exhibit Space for #AWP19

    Purchase booths and tables for the bookfair now.

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  • May/Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    On the Value of Science and Art

    Tracy Daugherty in the May/Summer 2018 issue

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Ashley M. Jones

Creative Writing Faculty, Alabama School of Fine Arts; Director, Magic City Poetry Festival; Board Member and Second VP, Alabama Writer’s Conclave

Writer's Notebook: "Harder, Better: Debuting Late in Life"

Leslie Lawrence | July 2018

Podcast: Episode 153: The Imitation Game: Adapting Classic Narratives in Contemporary Literature

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Eudora Welty & the Hidden Music of Gossip"

Marjorie Sandor | October/November 2010


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Calendar

  • Aug 15

    Iota: Short Prose Conference

    Iota celebrates and inspires an economy of words in largesse of place. The emphasis is generative: create new work while you're here.

  • Aug 19

    Mineral School August 2018 Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2018, we're offering four two-week residency periods to 12 writers of poetry and prose and four visual artists, provi

  • Sep 09

    Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead

    Enjoy five days of uninterrupted writing time at UCLA's exceptional conference facility on Lake Arrowhead.

  • Sep 13

    Washington Island Literary Festival

    Words on Water is the theme for the 2018 Washington Island Literary Festival, THE small festival for people who love books!

  • Sep 13

    Kentucky Women Writers Conference Inc.

    The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest running literary festival of women in the nation. An annual event launched by the University of Kentucky in 1979, it has become a premier destination for the celebration of women's arts and letters. Mos

  • Sep 15

    Mineral School September 2018 Parents Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During September 2018, we're offering two one-week residency periods to parents of children who are under 18 at the time of residen

  • Sep 17

    Secret Ingredients for Cookbook Success

    Delve into the nuts and bolts of cookbook writing as you learn to identify the elements that make a cookbook successful.

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