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 January 31, 2023, please email email@example.com to complete your purchase. Purchasing online will not provide your discounted rate.
Very limited Exhibit Spaces for #AWP23 remain. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to be purchase your exhibit space for the Bookfair in Seattle!
Early-bird pricing is $950 (Until January 31, 2023) / $1,100 (beginning February 1, 2023)
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 January 31, 2023, 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.
Early-bird pricing is $650 (Until January 31, 2023) / $800 (beginning February 1, 2023)
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 January 31, 2023 deadline, a listing on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration.
Manage Your Exhibit Space
All exhibit space is self-managed on the Exhibit Space Management section of your AWP user account. To access the Exhibit Space Management Page, log in to your AWP account and select My AWP Account, then My Exhibit Spaces, and click on the blue link to your page. Always click on the green Edit button first (if it is an option) before entering information. On this page you will be able to:
- select your exhibit space location
- add your organization information
- enter an organization to share the space
- enter author signing information
- review the Exhibitor Ordering Portal
- review the Seattle Convention Center Exhibitor Guidelines
The rolling launch is a tiered system based on cumulative years of participation rather than consecutive years in consideration of exhibitors who are unable to attend the bookfair every year. The selection code will be sent to all exhibitors who have purchased their exhibit space with their selection date window. After all categories have selected, exhibit sales will be open to everyone and the selection code is no longer necessary. We thank you for your ongoing support! The rolling launch is designed to better reward our many loyal long-time exhibitors for their commitment to AWP and the bookfair.
Rolling Launch Schedule
- 15+ Years: Wednesday, December 21 - Friday December 23
- 10+ Years: Wednesday, January 4 - Thursday, January 5
- 5+ Years: Friday, January 6 - Monday, January 9
- Open selection: Tuesday, January 10