An annual showcase of over 700 exhibitors, AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. Secure an exhibit space for your press or organization to reach over 12,000 writers, readers, teachers, and literary tastemakers.
The bookfair runs concurrently with AWP’s annual conference and is open to all registered conference attendees.
Please note: Everyone is eligible to purchase exhibit space now. However, the selection process for choosing your own exhibit space will not open until September. The space selection has been moved from June to September to accommodate the many exhibitors who are unable to purchase exhibit space until the new fiscal year begins. This will allow more publishers and exhibitors equal access to select their bookfair exhibit spaces.
Overview of the Rolling Launch
The rolling launch is a tiered system based on cumulative years of participation rather than consecutive years in consideration of exhibitors who are unable to attend the bookfair every year.
The rolling launch begins with organizations that have exhibited in the bookfair for ten or more cumulative years. In the first three days of the two-week window, a selection code will be emailed to this group first, followed by exhibitors who have participated in the bookfair for five or more cumulative years.
After the initial two-week period, the selection code will be sent to all prior exhibitors for the next two-week window. After those first two tiers select, exhibit sales will be open to everyone and the selection code is no longer necessary.
This process was revised to better reward our many loyal long-time exhibitors for their commitment to AWP and the bookfair.
For additional exhibit information download the #AWP19 Exhibitor Prospectus.
Booth ($950): Each 10' x 10' space (100 sq. ft. with an 8' high back drape) includes two 6' x 24" draped tables, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 16, 2018 deadline, an expanded listing with a logo and a 250-character description on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration if assigned by the March 13, 2019 deadline.
Table ($650): Each 4' x 7' space (28 sq. ft. with a 3' high back drape) includes one 6' x 24" draped table, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 16, 2018 deadline, a listing on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration if assigned by the March 13, 2019 deadline.
Manage Your Exhibit Space
All exhibit space is self-managed on the Exhibit Space Management section of your AWP user account. To access the Exhibit Space Management Page, log in to your AWP account and select My AWP Account, then My Exhibit Spaces, and click on the blue link to your page. Always click on the green Edit button first (if it is an option) before entering information. On this page you will be able to:
- select your exhibit space location
- add website and planner listings
- assign BSAs
- enter an organization to share the space
- enter author signing information
Exhibitor Services Kit
The kit contains shipping instructions and addresses, in addition to other show services in Portland. It will be available for download December 1, 2018.