Individual Membership

An individual AWP membership offers you opportunities for publishing and networking, career resources, and a lively exchange of ideas about writing and teaching. 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

U.S. Residents

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

International Residents

  • One year: $85

If you are currently a non-US student in a UNESCO writing program or an MOOC run by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, please contact AWP’s membership department at (240) 696-7700 or

Individual Membership Benefits

  • Four annual issues of The Writer’s Chronicle. Each issue features essays on the art of writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; interviews with accomplished writers; and listings of opportunities for grants, awards, and publication. Members also have free access to the Chronicle app.
  • Access to members-only content on our website, including
    • the job list, which offers listings of academic and nonacademic jobs and internships for writers, updated weekly
    • publishing opportunities, grants, and awards information on the Writer’s Calendar
    • a searchable archive of more than 1,200 articles from The Writer’s Chronicle
    • a listing in our Directory of Members, a venue for networking and promoting your work
  • A discount on AWP Award Series entry fees.
  • A reduced registration rate for AWP’s Annual Conference & Bookfair.
  • Eligibility to participate in AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, a free service that pairs new and established writers.
  • Promotion of your newly-released book on our online Bookshelf, on our affiliate page, and in an issue of The Writer’s Chronicle
Become an AWP Member

Access all the opportunities, benefits, and support that AWP offers.

Membership Services
(240) 696-7700

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Martha McPhee

Martha McPhee
“Hearing that I have moved a reader is the most powerful compliment. That’s what I want to accomplish after all with my storytelling, take the reader into emotional terrain and have her/him feel it, connect to it viscerally.”