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    Conference & Bookfair

    #AWP19 T-shirt Contest

    Members may now vote for their favorite t-shirt design.

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  • AWP Award Series

    Contests

    AWP Award Series

    Submit now in creative nonfiction, novel, poetry, and short fiction.

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    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP19!

    Will-call registration for #AWP19 in Portland, OR, is open! Register now to save time onsite.

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  • In the Spotlight

    Community

    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Kwoya Fagin Maples, creative writing faculty at Alabama School of Fine Arts.

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  • Braver Together Gala

    Gala

    Braver Together

    Join us for a celebratory glamping gala with Cheryl Strayed!

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Annual Report on the State of the Academic Job Market

    Careers

    Annual Job Market Report

    AWP’s report on the state of the 2017–18 academic job market.

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  • Job

    Careers

    AWP Job Posting

    We are seeking candidates for our new Executive Director.

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Kwoya Fagin Maples

Creative Writing Faculty, Alabama School of Fine Arts

Writer's Notebook: "AWP’s 2017–2018 Report on the Academic Job Market"

Jason Gray | December 2018

Podcast: Episode 158: Amplifying Unheard Voices

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "What Happens If We Win"

Bruce Cutler | May 1986


The Writer's News

  • January 10, 2019

    Academy of American Poets Names Joy Harjo & Natasha Trethewey New Chancellors

    The Academy of American Poets announced in a press release that poets Joy Harjo and Natasha Trethewey will become its newest Chancellors.
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  • January 9, 2019

    What’s Your Excuse?

    The new year has begun. I’m already a long-term gym addict, and a “lifetime” member of Weight Watchers (now renamed “WW”). So, what’s there to focus on for a New Year’s resolution? Oh yes—writing that next book.
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  • January 9, 2019

    Survey Finds Major Decrease in Literary Authors’ Earnings

    In 2018, the Authors Guild conducted the largest survey of author earnings in history, recording information from over 5,000 published American writers.
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  • January 7, 2019

    Classic Works Enter the Public Domain

    On January 1, 2019, thousands of classic books—many by notable authors including Marcel Proust, Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, Agatha Christie, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens—entered the public domain after a 1998 law extending copyright protections by twenty years ran out.
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  • January 4, 2019

    Cracking Down on Discrimination in Portland

    AWP has received correspondence recently from a number of our members who expressed their deep disapproval, outrage, indignation, and consternation regarding an incident of blatantly racially-based discrimination directed at an African-American hotel guest that took place in late December at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
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