What Your Support Means to the AWP Community

AWP is a national community of writers at all stages of their careers committed to helping each other learn, grow, and thrive. The generosity of donors like you helps us fulfill our mission to serve writers at every chapter of their lives. We are dedicated to championing diversity and excellence in the field of creative writing while supporting the institutions and organizations central to the writing life.

As a donor to AWP, you:

  • Provide mentorship to emerging writers through the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program
  • Create publication opportunities for all major genres through the AWP Award Series
  • Forge a space where the literary community comes together at the AWP Conference & Bookfair
  • Support The Writer’s Chronicle, a magazine celebrating the writer’s craft
  • Sustain a membership committed to amplifying and uplifting the voices of writers and writing programs

Let’s be visionary together in creating a community where writers from all backgrounds are informed, inspired, and supported.

View our Friends of AWP page to see the many donors who have given so generously in support of our mission.

AWP is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to AWP are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Learn more about AWP's strategic goals by reviewing our most recent annual report.

Other Ways to Give

Pictured above: Happy man in striped shirt runs to hug his friend, a woman with long dark hair at the #AWP19 Bookfair. Photo by Paul Gargagliano.

Giving and Sponsorship Contact

Sheila Black
Director of Development
(240) 696-8287

We invite you to take a look at our impact! Read our annual reports from previous years.
Friends of AWP

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