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2024 Bookfair


An annual showcase of hundreds of 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 thousands of writers, readers, teachers, and literary tastemakers. The bookfair runs concurrently with AWP’s annual conference and is open to all registered conference attendees.

AWP operates the bookfair as close to a break-even budget as possible. We do this—and keep our rates as low as possible—in support of smaller organizations and presses to help them collaborate and reach conference attendees. We look forward to seeing you February 7 – 10, 2024 for #AWP24, where you can celebrate literary community, conduct business, and enjoy Kansas City!

The deadline to purchase exhibit space for #AWP24 was January 12th 2024.

Exhibit Packages

Booth Package
Early-bird $975 (Until November 20, 2023) / $1,100 (beginning November 21, 2023)
Each 10’ x 10’ space (100 sq. ft. with an 8’ high back drape) includes:

  • Two 6’ x 2.5’ draped tables with two chairs
  • One wastebasket and one ID sign
  • A listing in the conference program
  • An expanded listing with a logo and a 250-character description on AWP’s website
  • Two bookfair setup access (BSA) registrations that include full conference access

Table Package
Early-bird $675 (Until November 20, 2023) / $800 (beginning November 21, 2023)
Each 4’ x 7’ space (28 sq. ft. with a 3’ high back drape) includes:

  • One 6’ x 2.5’ draped table with two chairs
  • One wastebasket and one ID sign
  • A listing in the conference program
  • A listing on AWP’s website
  • Two bookfair setup access (BSA) registrations that include full conference access

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. If you do not have Exhibit Management access, please contact the primary contact of your organization.

Prepare for Your #AWP24 Exhibit

  • Review the Bookfair Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Review the Exhibitor Kit provided by our General Services partner, Shepard
  • Ensure your Bookfair ID Sign is accurately listed to avoid an on-site reprinting fee
  • Assign your BSA (Bookfair Setup Access) Registrations in the Exhibit Space Management section of your AWP user account
  • The Kansas City Convention Center Business Center will have extended hours for Exhibitors for shipping on Saturday, February 10th. Please review their policies and procedures and plan accordingly.

Rolling Launch

Exhibit space locations are self-selected using a tiered system based on cumulative years of exhibiting with AWP. Exhibitors who have purchased their space will be sent an email and code allowing them to choose their space within their assigned selection window. After the rolling launch, the selection code will no longer be necessary and new exhibitors may purchase and select at any time.

Rolling Launch Schedule

  • 15+ Years Exhibitors September 14 – September 19
  • 10+ Years Exhibitors September 20 – September 25
  • 5+ Years Exhibitors September 26 – October 2
  • Previous Exhibitors October 3 – October 5
  • Open Selection October 6

#AWP24
#AWP24

February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center

Bookfair Contact

Bookfair Manager
(240) 696-7741
bookfairservices
@awpwriter.org