AWP presents the best contemporary writing in its flagship
magazine the Writer’s Chronicle
well as on our website through Online-Only Exclusives, short blog pieces on the Writer’s Notebook
, and articles
giving job advice in our Career Advice section.
The Editors read submissions
the Writer’s Notebook
throughout the year. Please review our guidelines below.
The Writer’s Notebook: blog posts of 500 to 1,500 words
Our blog hosts brief essays on craft, critique, career advice,
publishing, teaching, choosing an agent, or choosing the best creative writing
program or conference, as well as commentary on current literary affairs. Writer’s Notebook articles range from
500–1,500 words and pay $100 per post. Individual posts may be submitted for
consideration via our Submittable page.
We occasionally commission an author to
write a sequence of three to six blog posts. To propose a series of
posts, please submit the complete first post via our Submittable portal,
and include in your cover letter your proposal for extending the
series, including how many posts, what topics they will cover, and an
outline of the series.
We currently accept submissions via Submittable as well as
through postal mail.
Simultaneous submissions are not encouraged and must be noted as such on your
cover letter. If we do not respond to your submission within three months, you
are free to send your work elsewhere. Electronic queries are acceptable, but email
submissions will not be considered.
Please follow the Chicago
Manual of Style. Acknowledge your sources by using endnotes. Do not follow MLA
style, which is well-designed for professional readers but annoying to general
readers, in whom we still have great faith. Previously published works are unacceptable.
We will, however, publish an accepted work before or the same month it also
appears in a book.
If you quote a poem, song, or short-short story in its
entirety, it is your responsibility to secure and pay for that permission. We
recommend that you limit quotes to fair use and avoid quoting whole works, as
many trade publishers charge high fees for permissions.