An annual showcase of hundreds of exhibitors, AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. Secure an exhibit space for your press or organization to reach over thousands of writers, readers, teachers, and literary tastemakers. The bookfair runs concurrently with AWP’s annual conference and is open to all registered conference attendees.
AWP operates the bookfair as close to a break-even budget as possible. We do this—and keep our rates as low as possible—in support of smaller organizations and presses to help them collaborate and reach conference attendees.
We look forward to seeing you March 8 – 11, 2023 for #AWP23, where you can celebrate literary community, conduct business, and enjoy Seattle!
CLMP Members are eligible for Early Bird Exhibit Space rates throughout the entire conference cycle. If you are a CLMP member purchasing your exhibit space after November 22nd, please email email@example.com to complete your purchase. Purchasing online will not provide your discounted rate.
$950 Early Bird Pricing (Until November 22) / $1,100 (beginning November 23)
Each 10’ x 10’ space (100 sq. ft. with an 8’ high back drape) includes two 6’ x 2’.5 draped tables, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 22, 2022 deadline, an expanded listing with a logo and a 250-character description on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration.
$650 Early Bird Pricing (Until November 22) / $800 (beginning November 23)
Each 4’ x 7’ space (28 sq. ft. with a 3’ high back drape) includes one 6’ x 2.5’ draped table, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 22, 2022 deadline, a listing on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration.
Please note the rolling launch to select exhibit space location will take place soon. Stay tuned for details regarding your selection period! The rolling launch selection is based on cumulative years exhibited with AWP.
Saturday Community Bookfair
AWP values the small presses and organizations that contribute to an inclusive and dynamic literary community. To support these organizations in the conference host city, AWP is pleased to offer the Saturday Community Bookfair.
This opportunity includes a free one-day exhibit space on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT. If your organization grosses less than $20,000 per fiscal year, is a registered non-profit, and is local to the Seattle, Washington area, we invite you to join us!
One Saturday-only registration is included with each exhibit space. If you require additional registrations, they are available for purchase. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is December 8, 2022. AWP will notify you about whether your application is accepted by early January 2023.