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When you become a member of our writing family, you can meet and mingle with writers of every stripe: the young and the youthfully-challenged, the novice and the well-versed, those who write for a living and those who dabble for fun. Take us for a test drive. The first three meetings are free.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Critique groups.
  • Chapter meetings.
  • Encouragement/accountability.
  • Practical advice from other writers.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Link to your web page or blog on our website.
  • Display of your published work on our website.
  • Discount rate for SCWA conference attendance.
  • Eligibility to compete in the anthology contest.
  • The Quill – SCWA’s monthly newsletter.

SCWA's membership year runs from April 1 through March 31. Those who join between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 have a renewal date of April 1 of the following year.

DISCOUNT FOR NEW MEMBERS: SCWA offers NEW MEMBERS registering between Oct. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, a 50% discount on dues ($26 on the regular $52 dues). This is available to new regular individual members (not students) and cannot be used with automatic recurring payments. To apply this discount, select Individual membership level and use the code DISCOUNT4Q21. The membership will be good through March 31, 2022, when renewal for a regular membership at the regular $52 annual dues will be available.

If you have questions about membership, please email

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