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Member Benefits

  • Free attendance at monthly chapter meetings
  • Forums to present your creative work, including Pen-In-Hand Literary Journal, Quarterly Newsletter, and First Friday Open Mic
  • 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.
  • Discounted or free access to MWA-sponsored events including webinars and 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

  • Individual: $40 one year
  • Individual: $75 two year
  • Student: $30 one year (To be eligible a student must be enrolled at least half time in a program leading toward a degree, certificate or other recognized educational credential for at least one academic period during the tax year)
  • Student: $55 two years (To be eligible a student must be enrolled at least half time in a program leading toward a degree, certificate or other recognized educational credential for at least one academic period during the first year)
  • Second in a Household: $30 one year
  • Second in a Household: $55 two years

Membership extends for one or two years from the date you sign up. Membership dues are non-refundable.

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  Individual: $40 one year
  Individual: $75 two year
  Student: $30 one year (To be eligible a student must be enrolled at least half time in a program leading toward a degree, certificate or other recognized educational credential for at least one academic period during the tax year)
  Student: $55 two years (To be eligible a student must be enrolled at least half time in a program leading toward a degree, certificate or other recognized educational credential for at least one academic period during the first year)
  Second in a Household: $30 one year
  Second in a Household: $55 two years
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