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

  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Everyday Failure

    Read Matthew Zapruder's thoughts in the latest blog article.


  • Conference: Feedback for #AWP15

    Conference & Bookfair

    Tell Us About #AWP15!

    Fill out our feedback surveys to let us know about your experiences.


  • Career Advice

    Career Advice

    I Want to Get Paid to Travel the World!

    Suzanne Roberts on travel writing.


  • Conference: 2016 Panel Proposals

    Conference & Bookfair

    Propose a Panel for #AWP16

    Proposals for our conference in Los Angeles are now being accepted through May 1.


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Susan Briante, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona


  • March/April Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    The Master Craftsman

    An appreciation of Henry James's Portrait of a Lady in our March/April 2015 issue.


Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Susan Briante

Associate Professor at the University of Arizona

Writer's Notebook: Thinking Through the Long Poem

Matthew Zapruder | March 2015

Writer's Chronicle Archives: Solitude or Community: Writing As It is Taught

Donald Justice | September 1980

The Writer's News

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Apr 27

    Grin City Collective Spring 2015 Residency

    Grin City Collective's Artist & Writers Residency Program offers 3-week or 6-week long residencies for writers, visual and performance artists on a 320-acre farm in Central Iowa.

  • Apr 30

    ASJA2015: Connect for Success

    ASJA's Annual Writers Conference offers independent writers at all stages of their careers an inspiring and educational experience.

  • May 01

    Kauai Writers Conference

    Three intimate days focused on writing fiction and memoir at one of the most beautiful spots on earth, with top authors, agents, and editors. Limited to just 150 participants.

  • May 06

    Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College, The

    Four days of intensive creative writing workshops, publishing advice and more, in the heart of downtown Miami. See website for 2013 details.

  • May 06

    5th Annual NONFICTION Writers Conference

    Featuring 15 top speakers over three days, all via teleseminar. No travel required!

  • May 11

    Seaside Writers' Conference

    Seaside Writers' Conference is an annual event beginning in the second week of May. This conference provides lectures, workshops, seminars, readings, and other events in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.

  • May 11

    Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony

    Time for inspiration, a quiet studio, a beautiful setting, and a stimulating community of artists working in diverse disciplines. Two-week and four-week residencies are offered between May and September for New York State artists and writers looking for q

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