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CWA membership costs $25 annually. To join CWA, click the button below to get started (you will be taken to Paypal to start the registration process).

  • We currently accept two forms of payment: 1) Paypal, which will automatically set you up with a hassle-free auto-recurring payment for your renewal, and 2) check, made payable to Chicago Writers Association and sent to this address: Chicago Writers Association, P.O. Box 6505, Evanston, IL 60204. Please provide an email address so that we can contact you. We are unable to accept money orders.
  • Upon completion of the PayPal membership process, you will be returned to the CWA site to register for a CWA online profile. If you joined by mail, you will be contacted by email and provided a link to create your online profile.


CWA Membership Benefits

All CWA Members Receive:

– A personal user-friendly webpage on CWA’s official website to promote your writings and happenings.
– Access to CWA’s official e-group where members share publishing, writing and marketing information.
– Opportunity to participate in CWA author reading and book signing events and industry expo booths, including the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair and our own Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference.
– Opportunity to participate in our Speakers Bureau.
– Opportunity to participate in our book review service, Windy City Reviews.
– Opportunity to enter your book in our Books of the Year Contest.
– Opportunity to enter our members-only writing contests.
– Opportunity to be published in our Write City e-zine and journal
– Interaction with other writers.
– Leadership and networking opportunities.

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