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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.
  • 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.
– 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 Windy City Writers blog
– Interaction with other writers.
– Leadership and networking opportunities.

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