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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.

Fee discount for NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICANTS runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022; renewal April 1, 2023

The SCWA annual membership fee is $75, however a discount of $35 for NEW membership applicants is effective Oct. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022. The discounted rate provides membership through March 31, 2023, when membership may be renewed for the regular $75 fee.

To receive the discount, NEW APPLICANTS must use this discount code when applying: DISCOUNT2022; it is valid only for new applicants and may not be used for recurring auto-pay memberships. Select "individual" as the membership level.

The common member anniversary date is April 1 each year. All renewals for current members at the $75 fee are effective through March 31, 2023. The student fee is $25. 

Student applicants must be working toward a high school diploma or toward a degree at a 2- or 4-year college/university as a full-time or part-time student. Taking enrichment classes does not qualify. We request that they provide the name of the educational institution they are attending in certifying they are meet these requirements. We also request they upload a photo of their student ID.

Membership fees are non-refundable.

If you have questions about membership, please email

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