Indigenous authors posing for a photo at a #AWP24 event at the Kansas City Public Library.


“AWP is a precious opportunity to gather as a literary community — to learn and listen and connect and celebrate together — and to be reminded of the scale, scope, and impact of our sector.”
—Ruth Dickey, National Book Foundation Executive Director

The AWP Conference & Bookfair brings together writers, students, teachers, small press publishers, and literary arts nonprofits. Since 1973, the annual Conference and Bookfair has served as a gateway for writers to gather, build relationships and forge connections that nurture artistic and professional lives.

Sponsorship offers you a unique place at the heart of this literary extravaganza with multiple opportunities and benefits:

  • Advertising and marketing for up to nine months before the conference
  • Registration bundles that allow your staff, faculty, and students to participate
  • Placement along “Bookfair Boulevard” in the heart of the action (Patron Level+)
  • Recognition as an AWP Conference & Bookfair Sponsor on the AWP website, in The Writer’s Chronicle, AWP social media platforms, Conference webpage and program
  • Invitation to attend post-Keynote VIP Reception

We offer sponsorships at multiple levels and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact to submit your pledge form and secure your #AWP24 Sponsorship today!

Thank You to our #AWP24 Sponsors!


  • Andrews McMeel Publishing


  • Poetry Foundation
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Friends of Creative Writing
  • University of Nebraska Omaha MFA in Writing


  • Adelphi University
  • Antioch University MFA Program
  • Arts & Letters/Georgia College and State University MFA Program
  • ASU Creative Writing Program AND The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
  • Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
  • Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College
  • Emerson College
  • Hollins University: Jackson Center for Creative Writing
  • IngramSpark
  • Lasell University
  • Muse Literary
  • NEOMFA / Northeast Ohio Master Of Fine Arts Program
  • NYU Creative Writing Program
  • Salmon Poetry
  • Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas
  • University of Miami MFA in Creative Writing
  • University of Mississippi MFA + Greenfield Farm Writers Residency
  • University of Missouri PhD in Creative Writing
  • University of Nebraska in Lincoln Creative Writing
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Washington University in St. Louis MFA / Center for the Literary Arts
  • Western Colorado University / Elk River Writers Workshop


  • African Poetry Book Fund / Prairie Schooner
  • Chapman University
  • Columbia University School of the Arts & Columbia University Press
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Old Dominion University MFA in Creative Writing Program
  • Sam Houston State University MFA Program & Texas Review Press
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Sewanee Writers' Conference
  • Spalding University low-residency MFA: Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing
  • Sustainable Arts
  • The Georgia Review / University of Georgia Press
  • The Helen Zell Writers' Program, the University of Michigan
  • UCLA Extension
  • University of San Francisco MFA Writing Program
  • USC Dornsife, PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Program
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Authors Alliance
  • Chestnut Review
  • Emory University Creative Writing Program
  • FC2 / Fiction Collective Two
  • Northwestern University SPS
  • Rutgers University-Camden MFA / Writers House
  • The Kenyon Review
  • The Linden Review / U of Nebraska Omaha English Dept Creative Nonfiction Program
  • University of Alabama Program in Creative Writing
  • Your Part Time Controller LLC

Literary Partners

  • Academy of American Poets
  • ALTA
  • Authors Guild
  • Alice James Books
  • Cave Canem
  • CLMP
  • Copper Canyon
  • Furious Flower
  • In-Na-Po
  • Kundiman
  • Letras Latinas
  • Mizna
  • National Book Critics Circle
  • National Book Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • PEN America
  • Red Hen Press
  • Sarabande Books
  • WITS Alliance


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Attendee Terms & Conditions

#AWP24 Anti-Harassment Policy

Refund Policy

Health & Safety Policy

2025 Annual Conference & Bookfair

March 26–29, 2025
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Convention Center