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When you become a member of our writing family, you can meet and network with a variety of writers: experienced, novice, professional, and hobby writers.  Why not 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.


The SCWA annual membership fee is $75 for regular members and $35 for students.

The common member anniversary date is April 1 each year. Joining January through September 30 each year provides membership through March 30 of the following year. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, dues are discounted with membership through March 30 of the following year. All new memberships and renewals for current members are effective through March 31, 2025.

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. Renewals for students require approval with this requested information each year.

Membership fees are non-refundable. SCWA accepts online payments only, with credit card or debit card. (If you are unable to pay online, please contact the SCWA administrator at for information on special exceptions and instructions for payment.)

If you have questions about membership, please email

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