Nominate a Member for In the Spotlight

We know our members are making amazing contributions to the literary community as teachers, as literary administrators and organizers, as editors and publishers, as agents and librarians, and of course as writers. We want to bring these members into the spotlight and honor their valuable contributions. If you know an AWP member who exemplifies our mission, we would love to hear about it!

AWP amplifies the voices of writers and the academic programs and organizations that serve them while championing diversity and excellence in creative writing.

AWP has made changes to our In the Spotlight nomination process. We are now accepting proposals for interviews conducted by the nominator of their nominee. We will continue to accept traditional nominations as well.

In order to nominate a member, please use the form below. Please note that the nominee must be a current member of AWP. If selected, each Spotlight finalist will be asked:

  • For Traditional Nominations: to fill out a brief questionnaire appropriate to their role(s) in the literary community and return it to AWP.

  • For proposed written or video Nominator Interviews: to connect with their nominator and the AWP Spotlight manager to determine the form of their interview and a deadline for completion.

Selected finalists will also be asked to provide a current headshot and any social media handles they wish to share.

An important note about email addresses: The following domains are now blocking AWP's automatic emails, such as password reset and purchase receipt messages:,,,,,, and Please consider using another address if one is available to you. For more information, contact

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For a printable nomination form, download this pdf and return to AWP by mail or email.