Join MWA

Member Benefits

  • Free attendance at monthly chapter meetings
  • Forums to present your creative work, including Pen-In-Hand Literary Journal
  • Members-only writing contests
  • Members-only content, including Quarterly Newsletter and regular Quick Notes from the MWA president profiling member successes, highlighting craft development and publication opportunities beyond MWA
  • Members-only forum to discuss craft, industry opportunities, critique group openings, etc.
  • Discounts to MWA-sponsored events including MWA's annual conference
  • Members-only access to pitches, professional critiques, etc. with industry professionals
  • Marketing opportunities at art and literary festivals

Membership options

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

Membership runs for one year from the date you sign up. Membership dues are non-refundable.

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 Lower Eastern Shore
 Montgomery County Chapter

Please enter the text in the security image then click "Submit" below to enter your information into our member database. You will then be taken to the payment page.

If you do not wish to pay online, you may pay by check. Please verify that your email address is correct, above, so that we can notify you when your membership is activated. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing. Mail your check to:

Maryland Writers' Association 
Attn: Membership
3 Church Circle, No. 165
Annapolis, MD 21401