AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Tampa, Florida, United States

Mar 7 - Mar 10, 2018


TUITION / COST:See website for registration fees
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Christian Teresi
PHONE: 301-266-9710

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Tampa, FL, in 2018 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

March 7–10, 2018

Proposals for Presentations- AWP welcomes proposals for presentation at the conference. Proposals may be submitted by May 1 of each year; during that period, a form will appear on this website for submitting your proposal for next year's conference.

Sponsorship—AWP also welcomes sponsorship and support for the conference. Sponsorship enables AWP to waive or reduce conference registration fees for over one thousand students each year, while such support also helps AWP build a more exciting conference. Contact if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Advertising in the Conference Program—If you are interested in advertising in the Annual Conference Program, please contact

any accessibility services require advanced planning for a conference as large as AWP’s. In order to help us better prepare, all requests for accessibility services, equipment, or accommodations, should be submitted in advance of the conference. AWP can best meet accessibility needs when requests are sent by Wednesday, February 7, 2018 to Colleen Cable at AWP makes every effort to accommodate requests that arrive after February 7.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St
Florida, United States


AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 500 college and university creative writing programs, and 125 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 makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.