November 21, 2017

How to Join

How to Join

Membership Information
Joining a branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) benefits both professional and aspiring writers. There are 10 northern California branches that all offer excellent monthly programs. For specific information about each branch, click on a branch name on the right. When you join one branch, you are welcome to attend events at any of the other branches and pay the lower member rate rather than the non-member fee. Being a member of one of CWC’s northern California branches means you are automatically a member of CWC NorCal.

Levels of Membership at Each Branch
Active: Writers who have had a book published by a publisher of standing within the past ten years, or a book currently under contract, or publications or acceptance within the past three years of not less than three stories, articles or columns in a periodical or periodicals of general circulation.

Active Writers who have had a book published by a publisher of standing within the past ten years, or a book currently under contract, or publications of acceptance within the past three years of not less than three stories, articles or columns in a periodical or periodicals of general circulation.
Associate Open to aspiring writers and those not eligible for active status. Prospective members must submit a writing sample with their membership application. Associate membership also applies to career professionals in areas related to writing such as editors, librarians, agents, booksellers, publishers, producers, directors, and book illustrators.
Student Offered to writers from the ages of 14 through 22, or any writers who are a verified full time student at an accredited school. No writing submission is required.
Dual For current CWC members who wish to join one or more branches by paying an additional fee to each branch they join. Dual members do not have to re-qualify for their membership level at any additional branches they join.

Dues
The CWC membership year starts July 1 and ends June 30.

New Members There is a one-time enrollment fee of $20 in addition to $45 for annual dues for a total of $65. Prospective members who join after January 1 pay the $20 enrollment fee and half-year dues of $22.50 for a total of $42.50.
Current Members $45 for annual dues. Dual membership is $20 payable to each additional branch you join.
Students $10 annual dues for students 14 to 22 years old. There is no enrollment fee.