The Writer’s Circle

Connect, discuss, learn—the Writer’s Circle is an online community created to help you explore and share your ideas. To use the Writer's Circle, just sign up for an account; we strongly recommend using the same email and password you use on the AWP site to eliminate confusion later.

Writing Programs

Choosing a Residential Program

Advice and discussion about choosing to attend a residential creative writing programs.

Choosing a Low-Residency Program

Advice and discussion about choosing to attend low-residency creative writing programs.

Getting the Most Out of a Program

Other advice about how to get the most out of your chosen creative writing program.

Applicant Forum

Advice about the application process, including best practices for first-time applicants.
Conference & Bookfair

Annual Conference

For questions, comments, and feedback related to our annual conference and bookfair. Discuss your prior experiences and offer suggestions for upcoming gatherings.

Bookfair

For bookfair participants to share advice and ideas about exhibiting.

Panelist Match-up

Are you an event moderator looking for panelists? Are you a hopeful panelist looking for an event? Use this section to assemble and organize your conference events.

Conference Roommate Search

For conference attendees to share and save on lodging expenses. Be prudent. Make arrangements at your own risk.

Pedagogy Forum

Dedicated to discussion of the teaching of creative writing.

Conference Child Care

To help connect those in need of child care during the conference. Any views or opinions expressed in this forum are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of AWP. AWP accepts no liability for the views and opinions expressed in the forum, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of information provided in the forum.
Careers

Career Advancement

Share advice, anecdotes, and information on finding employment as a writer.

Academic Job Market

Current and prospective academic job seekers discuss the application cycle.
Salon

Fiction

Writers of fiction discuss the art and craft of writing or extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

Poetry

Writers of poetry discuss the art and craft of writing or extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

Nonfiction

Writers of nonfiction discuss the art and craft of writing or extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

Publishing

Small press and independent publishers discuss the industry and extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

K-12

Elementary and secondary educators discuss common issues and challenges, and share advice for the advancement of the literary arts in K-12 education.

Art School Writing Faculty Caucus

A caucus to discuss pedagogy, programming, administration, and best practices particular to Art School writing classes and programs. Writers extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

FUSE Caucus

A caucus for undergraduates interested in editing and publishing or faculty members working with undergraduate students on a literary journal or small press. Writers extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

Indigenous-Aboriginal American Writers Caucus

A caucus for indigenous writers and scholars. Writers extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

LGBT Caucus

A caucus for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer to network and discuss common issues and challenges. Writers extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

Two-Year College Caucus

A caucus for two-year college instructors and those interested in jobs at two-year colleges. Writers extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.

Women's Caucus

A caucus for those who are interested in the role of women writers in the literary community to network and discuss common issues and challenges. Writers extend discussions that began at the AWP conference.
Director's Area

Programs

Directors of AWP's programs may discuss their issues here.
Note: only directors have access to this forum. You will need to sign up or log in at the Writer's Circle forum and be given special access as a program director.

Low-Residency Programs

Directors of AWP's low-residency programs may discuss their issues here.
Note: only directors have access to this forum. You will need to sign up or log in at the Writer's Circle forum and be given special access as a program director.

Writers' Conferences & Centers

Directors of AWP member conferences, center, festivals, residencies, and retreats may discuss their issues here.
Note: only directors have access to this forum. You will need to sign up or log in at the Writer's Circle forum and be given special access as a program director.

High School Programs

Directors of AWP's high school programs may discuss their issues here.
Note: only directors have access to this forum. You will need to sign up or log in at the Writer's Circle forum and be given special access as a program director.

Terms & Conditions of the Writer’s Circle

Please note that The Writer’s Circle is a public forum, and AWP is not responsible for the content or intention of any message posted. AWP does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness, sanity, morality, or fairness of any message. Messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this Weblog or its community. The messages do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of AWP, its staff, or its Board of Directors.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact AWP immediately by email. AWP has the ability to remove objectionable messages, and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if AWP determines that removal is necessary.

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You agree to respond to the advice or suggestions posted here at your own risk.

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