You're a writer. We know it. You know it.
We also know that sometimes the hardest part isn't getting your ideas down on paper, but getting your manuscript out of the slush pile. AAWW's third Publishing Conference is a special one-day session for any writer who's ever felt left out, whether because of their race, gender, or class, or simply because of the necessary solitude of the writer's life. Come hear from veteran authors, agents and editors, who'll share their trade secrets to get you on your way from unpublished writer to bestselling author. Our past conferences featured speakers from The New Yorker, The New York Times, Penguin Random House, W.W. Norton, and The Paris Review. In the next few weeks, we'll be adding more guests, but if you buy between now and June 6th, you'll get $25 off the ticket price.
Confirmed speakers include Jenny Zhang (Rookie), Jarry Lee (Buzzfeed), Tim O'Connell (Vintage, Anchor, Knopf, Pantheon), Katie Raissian (Grove Atlantic), James Yeh (Vice), Kashana Cauley (Catapult), Mensah Demary (Catapult), Ryan Chapman (Bomb), Rakesh Satyal (Atria), and others!
Open to writers of all ages, races, and genres!
Early Bird (Now until Mon, June 6) $175.00
General Admission $200.00 / Two for $350
RESERVE A SEAT!..
The Asian American Writers' Workshop is now accepting applications for two separate opportunities for emerging Asian American writers: The Margins Fellowship and the Open City Project Fellowship. Come learn more and meet our editors at an information session on Tuesday, June 28.
About the Fellowships:
The Open City Project Fellowship will give writers the opportunity to write and publish narrative nonfiction over the span of six months on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. Grantees receive $2,500, publication opportunities in Open City, which documents the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it's being lived on the streets of New York right now, and journalism training through the Open City Workshop Series. For the period of August 2016-January 2017 we will bring on three Open City Project Grantees. Apply on our Submittable page.
The Margins Fellowship gives emerging creative writers aged thirty and under the chance to establish a home for their writing. Each of our fellows receives $5,000, access to the AAWW space, publishing opportunities in our magazines, workshops, and more. The Margins Fellows will also receive residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, an innovative seven-acre artists retreat space at the former house and gardens of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. All fellows will serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines, which have published Chang-rae Lee, Jessica Hagedorn, Vijay Iyer, Kim Hyesoon, Hanya Yanagihara, Amitava Kumar, and been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New Inquiry. Apply on our Submittable page.
The deadline to apply is Friday, July 1, 2016, by 11 pm. Don't forget to read our FAQ.