High School Membership

AWP offers a new special category of membership for public and private schools that offer creative writing.

High School Membership Rates

High school membership with AWP is $200 per year; the membership runs from August 1 through July 31. To have AWP staff handle the online administrative functions of your membership for you, select the concierge rate checkbox when you join or renew an organizational membership.

High School Membership Benefits

Qualifying high school members receive the following benefits:

  • One year of access to The Writer’s Chronicle for up to ten individuals, including a searchable archive of past articles.
  • Access for ten individuals to the members-only content on our website, including:
    • our Directory of Members.
    • the Opportunities page which features information on literary events, publishing opportunities, grants, and awards
    • advice on how to conduct your job search.
    • documents useful to teachers and administrators of writing programs.
    • the Job List, which contains current academic and non-academic jobs and internships for writers
  • Participation in the AWP Program Directors' Meeting, which convenes at the AWP Annual Conference. The meeting provides program directors with a forum to share information.
  • A 50% discount on AWP Award Series entry fees for 10 of your faculty and students.
  • Member discounts for ten of your faculty and students on registrations to 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.
  • A member discount on advertising rates on our website.
  • Advocacy to support professional standards and fair treatment of creative writing faculty and programs. AWP works with other organizations to support freedom of expression, public funding for the arts, high standards in education, and policies helpful to writers, publishers, teachers, and readers.
  • Technical assistance and support for the development of writing programs and curriculum.
  • A network that supports writers, the art of writing, and contemporary literature.