2022 AWP Annual Meeting

After two years away, UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at AWP 2022 – we hope you’ll stop by our table T1007! And if you can’t join us in-person, please visit our virtual booth!

UNC Press is thrilled to announce its new literary nonfiction series, Great Circle Books, edited by Kiese Laymon and Marie Mutsuki Mockett. Great Circle publishes literary nonfiction about place by emerging writers—emphasizing those who have not yet published a book-length work of literary nonfiction. The series welcomes the full range of the genre, including memoir, literary journalism, personal and lyric essays, and work that defies easy classification. 

Great Circle is now accepting submissions. Please visit the website for proposal instructions. 

UNC Press is in person at AWP this year, hanging out at Table T1007. If you’re at the conference, please stop by, say hello, and browse some of our current literary nonfiction titles. We’re happy to chat about university press publishing in general, literary nonfiction as a genre, your manuscript, or anything else you might be interested in.

We also want to be in touch with those of you who couldn’t physically be here. Please reach out to Lucas Church or Cate Hodorowicz to arrange a phone or Zoom call. We love hearing from you!

Lucas Church, Senior Editor


Cate Hodorowicz, Editor


Stop by our virtual booth for more information or to browse our literary nonfiction titles on display. Be sure to use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive our 40% conference discount. And if your order totals over $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE.