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Member Benefits

  • Free attendance at monthly chapter meetings
  • Forums to present your creative work, including Pen-In-Hand Literary Journal
  • Members-only writing contests
  • Members-only content, including Quarterly Newsletter and regular Quick Notes from the MWA president profiling member successes, highlighting craft development and publication opportunities beyond MWA
  • Members-only forum to discuss craft, industry opportunities, critique group openings, etc.
  • Discounts to MWA-sponsored events including MWA's annual conference
  • Members-only access to pitches, professional critiques, etc. with industry professionals
  • Marketing opportunities at art and literary festivals

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Membership options

  • Regular Membership: $40 / year 
  • Student: $30 / year
  • Second in a Household: $30 / year

Membership runs for one year from the date you sign up. Membership dues are non-refundable.

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