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CWIP’s Annual Publishing Fair

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

CWIP’s Annual Publishing Fair returns this March!

The yearly gathering of Chicago publishing professionals is back again. We’re returning to our home at Roosevelt Center’s Congress Lounge and adding new and exciting exhibitors to your list of connections.

Join us in downtown Chicago for a Saturday of networking, professional development, and light refreshments. Gain exposure to some of the area’s most well-known publishing organizations while learning about what Chicago can offer to a publishing professional like you. Whether you are an editor, designer, author, organization, or agent, you will gain ample opportunities to make connections and find new business partners. This event is welcome to both those new to the industry and veterans of the field.

Don’t forget: The fair will be presenting a new feature this year, the CWIP Member Showcase table! This booth will have displays that highlight the skills within our membership. Please submit your work to cwippubfair@gmail.com to be featured at the booth. Limit 1 submission per person.

Use #CWIPPubFair18 on social media to connect with other attendees and exhibitors before and after the event!

So far, this year's Publishing Fair will feature:

  • Allium Press of Chicago
  • Association of Publishers for Special Sales
  • Booklist Magazine
  • Chicago Writers Association (CWA)
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Cricket Media
  • DePaul MA in Writing and Publishing
  • Gatekeeper Press
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA)
  • Independent Publishers Group
  • Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC)
  • Kim Bookless/Chicago Self-Publishing Group
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Northwestern University Press
  • Sara Connell Coaching Corporation
  • Tiger Stripe Publishing
  • University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Graham School
  • University of Illinois Press

and more!

To attend, click here to register online.

Members, students, and seniors*

  • Early Bird:        $15
  • After March 2:     $20


  • Early Bird:        $20
  • After March 2:    $25

*For students and seniors receiving the discount, please show your ID at the door.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, register online here.

Tables are limited on a first-come basis and include space for two attendants at your table. You'll also be featured in CWIP's e-newsletter and online.

Parking: The Congress Hotel parking garage and other parking garages are nearby. Discounted parking is available nearby through ParkWhiz or SpotHero.

Public transportation: Near the Jackson stop (red and blue lines) and Harold Washington Library at State and Van Buren (brown, pink, orange, and purple lines). Also near several bus stops.

Have questions? Email CWIPPubFair@gmail.com


March 24
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Chicago Women in Publishing


Roosevelt University, Congress Lounge
430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, 60605 United States
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