An annual showcase of over 600 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.
If you have remaining funds for your fiscal year, we have the option to purchase and secure your exhibit space now! We are excited to announce that exhibit space fees will not increase in Philadelphia. AWP operates the bookfair as close to a break-even budget as possible. We do this—and keep our rates low—in support of smaller organizations and presses to help them collaborate and reach conference attendees.
To purchase your space at this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you March 23–26, 2022, for #AWP22, where you can celebrate literary community, conduct business, and enjoy Philadelphia!
For updates regarding COVID-19 parameters and precautions as we move toward an in-person meeting next March, please check out our website.
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 fifteen or more cumulative years, followed by exhibitors who have participated in the bookfair for ten or more cumulative years, and so on. This process was revised to better reward our many loyal longtime exhibitors for their commitment to AWP and the bookfair.
Rolling Launch Selection Dates
The rolling launch has been pushed back to allow for COVID precautions. We are currently in the process of developing the floor plan to accommodate for social distancing. Please note at this time that location space selection is not yet available. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Booth ($950): Each 10’ x 10’ space (100 sq. ft. with an 8’ high back drape) includes two 6’ x 2’.5 draped tables, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 22, 2021 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 18, 2022 deadline.
Table ($650): Each 4’ x 7’ space (28 sq. ft. with a 3’ high back drape) includes one 6’ x 2.5’ draped table, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 22, 2021 deadline, a listing on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration if assigned by the March 18, 2022 deadline.