AWP Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Scroll through our newest releases!

If you are not able to be with us at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with one of our acquisitions editors Lucas Church or Cate Hodorowicz, and more.


We have exciting news — we’ve just published the inaugural book in our new series,
Great Circle Books!

Book cover for Everywhere the Undrowned by Stephanie Clare Smith is to the right of the image. On the left is a quote from Kirkus Reviews.
Great Circle Logo cropped

Great Circle Books publishes literary nonfiction—including memoir, literary journalism, personal and lyric essays, and work that defies easy classification—by emerging writers. The Great Circle is the intersection of lines on the celestial sphere—lines overlapping and creating new entryways of understanding. In that spirit, Great Circle Books seeks, through innovative work, to merge the human experience with our relationship to place.

Series Editors:

  • Kiese Laymon
  • Marie Mutsuki Mockett 

For more information, visit our Great Circle Books series page.


UNC Press has partnerships with four journals that publish creative writing.

Appalachian Review

https://uncpress.org/journals/appalachian-review/
Formerly Appalachian Heritage, this journal showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond.

North Carolina Literary Review

https://uncpress.org/journals/north-carolina-literary-review/
Publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by NC writers, as well as interviews, articles, and essays about the state’s literary culture.

The Greensboro Review

https://uncpress.org/journals/the-greensboro-review/
Faculty- and student-run journal from UNC Greensboro showcasing writers whose work may be risk-taking or overlooked.

Southern Cultures

https://uncpress.org/journals/southern-cultures/
This award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South.


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AWP conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


The After

The After

A Veteran's Notes on Coming Home

Michael Ramos

Come! Come! Where? Where?

Come! Come! Where? Where?

Essays

James Seay

Everywhere the Undrowned

Everywhere the Undrowned

A Memoir of Survival and Imagination

Stephanie Clare Smith

A Question of Value

A Question of Value

Stories from the Life of an Auctioneer

Robert Brunk

Far from the Rooftop of the World

Far from the Rooftop of the World

Travels among Tibetan Refugees on Four Continents

Amy Yee

The Distance from Slaughter County

The Distance from Slaughter County

Lessons from Flyover Country

Steven Moore

Accidental Kindness

Accidental Kindness

A Doctor's Notes on Empathy

Michael Stein

The Other Side of Silence

The Other Side of Silence

A Memoir of Exile, Iran, and the Global Women's Movement

Mahnaz Afkhami

We the Dead

We the Dead

Preserving Data at the End of the World

Brian Michael Murphy

Down the Wild Cape Fear

Down the Wild Cape Fear

A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Body Drop

Body Drop

Notes on Fandom and Pain in Professional Wrestling

Brian Oliu

Springer Mountain

Springer Mountain

Meditations on Killing and Eating

Wyatt Williams

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

Broke

Broke

Patients Talk about Money with Their Doctor

Michael Stein

The Essential Clarence Major

The Essential Clarence Major

Prose and Poetry

Clarence Major, Kia Corthron

All the Agents and Saints, Paperback Edition

All the Agents and Saints, Paperback Edition

Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

This We'll Defend

This We'll Defend

A Noncombat Veteran on War and Its Aftermath

Paul Crenshaw

Mothers and Strangers

Mothers and Strangers

Essays on Motherhood from the New South

Samia Serageldin, Lee Smith

The Last Battleground

The Last Battleground

The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Every True Pleasure

Every True Pleasure

LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Wilton Barnhardt

A Delicious Country

A Delicious Country

Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition

Scott Huler

Lovie

Lovie

The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Lisa Yarger

Picturing Identity

Picturing Identity

Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Family of Earth

Family of Earth

A Southern Mountain Childhood

Wilma Dykeman, Robert Morgan

Lost Sound

Lost Sound

The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Jeff Porter

Amazing Place

Amazing Place

What North Carolina Means to Writers

Marianne Gingher

The Armchair Birder

The Armchair Birder

Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds

John Yow

Walker Percy Remembered

Walker Percy Remembered

A Portrait in the Words of Those Who Knew Him

David Horace Harwell

Hatteras Blues

Hatteras Blues

A Story from the Edge of America

Tom Carlson

The Inner Islands

The Inner Islands

A Carolinian's Sound Country Chronicle

Bland Simpson

Long Story Short

Long Story Short

Flash Fiction by Sixty-five of North Carolina’s Finest Writers

Marianne Gingher