Individual Membership

An individual AWP membership offers you opportunities for publishing, networking, and career development. Wherever you live, work, and write, we can provide you with support and community. A writer’s career has many chapters, and AWP is here to help you from the first chapter to the last.

Individual Membership Rates

  • One year: $75
    • Students & Adjuncts: $49
  • Two years: $120

Individual Membership Benefits

  • A discounted registration rate for our annual AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair
  • A subscription to The Writer’s Chronicle, a digital magazine featuring essays on the art of writing, interviews with accomplished writers, listings of opportunities for writers, and more. Writer's Chronicle access includes a searchable archive of over a decade of past issues.
  • Access to members-only content on our website, including:
    • the Job List, updated regularly with postings of academic and nonacademic jobs and internships for writers
    • publishing opportunities, grants, and awards information on the Opportunities page
    • the Community Writing Groups Directory, where you can find in-person and online writing groups that share your interests
    • Life After the MFA, a ten-part series dedicated to providing guidance to those embarking on a post-MFA writing journey
    • Teaching Tools, a compilation of pedagogical resources for the creative writing classroom
    • AWP’s Guidelines & Hallmarks for degree-conferring programs in creative writing, which serve to establish professional standards in the field
  • Eligibility to find a mentor through Writer to Writer, a program that pairs new and established writers
  • Promotion of your newly-released book on our online Bookshelf, our affiliate page, and in The Writer’s Chronicle
  • A listing in our Directory of Members, a venue for networking and promoting your work
  • A reduced entry fee for the AWP Award Series