APWT Inc. is an incorporated not for profit association that promotes literature from all the countries in the culturally rich and diverse Asia Pacific region* and supports the careers of the region's writers.
APWT holds an annual conference—a multifaceted gathering that promotes discussion, showcases creative work (readings and screenings), encourages the release of new work, provides master class opportunities and social functions. These are usually held in a different country within the Asia Pacific region* each year.
APWT publishes an online journal (LEAP+), which carries articles and creative work by members and invited contributors.
APWT members have exclusive access on the apwriters.org website to our up-to-date news of events and opportunities that are open to writers from our region. Members may include other major open events. (Exclusive access implemented by May 2016).
Membership is open to established authors and emerging writers, literary translators, literary agents, publishers, teachers and students of creative writing, screen writers, and others involved or interested in the production of creative writing in our region.
Members are encouraged to post a relevant biography on apwriters.org.
We invite you to become a fully financial member of APWT to enjoy the following benefits. You will be part of the world’s most dynamic and diverse literary community. APWT is the oldest and largest literary network in Asia. As a financial member, you are entitled to a discount on the registration fee for our annual conference. This discount is currently $30, the equivalent of a year’s membership. You will be a priority consideration as a speaker/participant in our programming and numbers cap at our annual conferences. We encourage you to list your short literary profile and a photograph (self or book) on our members listings page. As a member you will be eligible to submit your own original creative work, essays and opinion pieces in our online magazine, LEAP+. We endeavour to produce a hard copy ‘best of’ LEAP + for distribution at our conference each year. Your work in LEAP+ will be promoted on social media to our large worldwide following. As a member, you will have the chance to pitch to meet literary agents and publishers at our conferences,. You will have the first chance to teach in our masterclasses, or join these as a student. We are working to develop additional worthwhile benefits.
Institutional and Organisational Membership
APWT Inc. is pleased to offer Institutional Membership for up to six (6) staff or students of the same institution or organisation. An institution may take out more than one institutional membership.
Membership must be in the name of the lead member of the institutional group. That person must provide the full names and emails of themselves and up to five other individuals to be covered by their Institutional membership. All six names must be emailed to email@example.com with the name of the institution/university/organisation.
Names of individual institutional members can be changed by the lead member of the institutional group. All that is required is notice to us via email.
Institutions (schools, universities, colleges) or organisations taking out this membership can be listed as 'Affiliated Members' in the right hand column of our website.
The annual ongoing membership can be cancelled at any time after the first year.
Payment may be made by Paypal, credit card or direct bank transfer. Please email us for more information if needed.