2022 AWP Conference & Bookfair

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration.

Event Date
03/23/2022 - 03/26/2022
Event Venue
Philadelphia, PA
Event Address
1101 Arch Street , Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The 2022 AWP Conference & Bookfair will take place in-person at the Pennsylvania Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from March 23 to March 26, 2022. In addition, #AWP22 will feature a remote component, with several live-streamed events and a selection of prerecorded virtual events. Read more about AWP’s decision to move forward with the in-person event.

CLMP is pleased to partner with AWP to offer CLMP Members 15% off exhibit packages for #AWP22. In order to receive the CLMP member discount, you must be an active member at time of purchase. If you plan to become a CLMP member, please do so before purchasing your exhibit space to be eligible for the discount. To obtain the discount, please email [email protected]. Read more.

In addition to bookfair and exhibitor registration, #AWP22 offers registration options for individuals and presenters. For more information, visit the AWP website.


CLMP at #AWP22

We look forward to gathering with our community in-person—as well as virtually—for #AWP22! We hope you’ll join us at the following events:
CLMP Annual Meeting
In-Person | Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 PM ET
This event is for all independent literary magazine and small press publishers to learn what we’re planning for the year and share your thoughts on how we can best ensure that our community thrives. Even if you’re not yet a member of CLMP but would like to find out more, please feel welcome to join us.
Twenty Years of One Story: How We Did It
In-Person | Thursday, March 24, 12:10-1:25 PM
Cofounders of the award-winning literary nonprofit, One Story, share the highs, lows, and bumps in the road on their twenty-year journey.
Publishing Books in Translation: An Overview of Best Practices
Virtual | Friday, March 25, 1:45-2:45 PM
Editors of indie presses and magazines demystify the process of publishing works in translation, including what they need to know to acquire works, managing international rights, how they handle the editing process, and how translators can submit their work.
Expanding Your Reach: Digital & Social Media Strategies for Indie Publishers
Virtual | Saturday, March 26, 12:10-1:10 PM
Indie presses and magazines discuss the most successful digital and social media strategies they’ve used to expand their reach, engage their audience, and build community.
Alternative Professions to Academia for MFA Graduates
In-Person | Saturday, March 26, 13:20-4:35 PM
Professionals from the literary field discuss alternative career paths to academia, including magazine publishing, writers-in-the-schools programs, literary conferences and festivals, and arts administration.