The Maryland Writers’ Association

MWA Members Have the Opportunity to Submit to Pen in Hand!

In addition, MWA Members receive:

  • Free attendance at monthly Maryland chapter meetings
  • Forums to present your creative work
  • Reduced fees to MWA-sponsored events
  • Participation in MWA’s annual conference
  • Marketing opportunities at art and literary festivals
  • Links to your website(s) from the state and chapter websites
    (excluding Pen in Hand)
  • Local critique groups (Maryland residents)
  • Literary Contests

Individual Memberships

Anyone engaged in writing is eligible for full membership. The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30, but new members are accepted throughout the year. Membership dues are not refundable.

Effective January 1, 2010, the Annual Dues are:

  • Regular Membership: $40
  • Student: $30
  • Second in a Household: $30

No prorating. After March 1, membership year is extended through the following year.

Associate/Business Memberships

Any business or organization offering services and products to writers may become an Associate/Business member of MWA, with Executive Committee approval. Associates/Businesses receive all benefits of membership without voting rights, plus they will be listed in MWA materials. MWA determines membership fee according to a sliding scale based on the entity’s size and profit status. Membership allows for one representative at a time to participate as the member.

  • Fewer than 5 employees or non-profit: $75
  • 5 – 25 employees: $135 minimum
  • More than 25 employees: $200 minimum

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