1 Feb – 1 May 2015 | Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Submissions, Contests & Conference Deadlines

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12 Feb 2015 | Preregister for #AWP15 Conference

Secure your place at North America’s largest and most dynamic literary conference at discounted rates. Not yet an AWP member or need to renew your membership? Bundle your registration and one-year membership to receive the reduced member registration rate, a subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, and access to members-only content.

Reduced preregistration rates are only in effect until February 12, 2015, so act quickly!

28 Feb 2015 | Enter the 2015 AWP Award Series

AWP Award Series entries in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and short fiction will be accepted online only until February 28, 2015 via Submittable.


15 Mar 2015 | Let Us Know About Your Undergraduate Literary Magazine

Submit this year’s issue to AWP’s National Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines. View our guidelines and make sure your submissions arrive by March 15, 2015


15 Mar 2015 | Bellingham Review Literary Contests (Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction)


30 Mar 2015 | Win $500 to Attend a Writer’s Conference, Festival, Center, Retreat, or Residency

Each year, AWP offers three scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. AWP maintains a comprehensive list of these events and opportunities in the Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.

This year’s judges are Xu Xi for creative nonfiction, Matt Bell for fiction, and Sandra Beasley for poetry. Enter via Submittable now until March 30, 2015.


1 May 2015 | Propose an Event for #AWP16 Conference in Los Angeles

In mid-March, AWP will welcome proposals for the 2016 conference in Los Angeles. Our conference committee seeks proposals that feature panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, and ages, and who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences.

AWP strongly encourages participation from current and recent graduate students. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, May 1, 2015. Please visit our website for more information, and check back soon to review the updated 2016 Event Proposal Handbook.

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