AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 560 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the writers, teachers, students, literary arts professionals, and readers of contemporary writing. Your gift to AWP will help us continue to build support for writers and their work, and to increase the number of artists who benefit from our resources and community.

AWP's host university is now the University of Maryland. All donations must be made through AWP's page on the University System of Maryland Foundation website. The charge will appear as “THE UNV OF MD FOUNDATION” on your credit card statement, but 100% of the donation will go directly and immediately to AWP.

AWP is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent noted below. The value of your gift and any related benefits will be confirmed in a letter that can be used for tax purposes. Before you donate, please confirm that the mailing address linked to your account is current.

Please note: All donors will be automatically listed on the Friends of AWP page as a thank-you, unless you select the checkbox below to be anonymous. If you wish for your name to be removed or changed, please contact