Membership

“Writers helping writers” is our motto.

Whether you are a published author or have always wanted to write, there’s a place for you at Redwood Writers, a branch of California Writers Club.

California Writers Club is one of the oldest writers’ organizations in continuous operation in the nation. Our members are poets, journalists, essayists, technical writers, and creators of genre and literary fiction, as well as editors, booksellers and others involved in related fields. We have joined together based on the common goal of educating ourselves in the craft and art of writing, and to learn the realities of getting our work published. California residence is not required.

Membership Requirements and Annual Dues
Redwood Writers offers various levels of membership.

Click on the following tabs to see how you would best fit into the membership.

Requirements for Active Membership:

Active level membership requires a completed online application and at least one of the following:

    • Book traditionally published or self-published and available for purchase, within the past ten (10) years;
    • Publication of not less than three (3) stories, articles, or columns in a periodical of general circulation; or
    • Performance or production of plays within past ten (10) years.

Please refer to Redwood Writers Membership Qualifications (Rev. 3-15-2015) for a more detailed description of membership levels and qualifications. Read about club benefits by clicking here.

Dues:

First year dues (July 1 – Dec. 31): $65 ($45 + $20  one-time CWC fee)
Thereafter, annual renewal fee: $45

Requirements for Associate Membership:

Unpublished writers must submit a writing sample with the completed online application for review by Membership Chair and/or Accreditation Committee.

Please refer to Redwood Writers Membership Qualifications (Rev. 3-15-2015) for a more detailed description of membership levels and qualifications. Read about club benefits by clicking here.

Dues:
First year dues (July 1 – Dec. 31): $65 ($45 + $20  one-time CWC fee)
Thereafter, annual renewal fee: $45

Requirements for Supporting Membership:

This membership level applies to those who wish to support Redwood Writers, but not interested in professional writing. This could include editors, librarians, agents, book sellers, publishers, producers, directors, and book illustrators. A completed online application is required.

Please refer to Redwood Writers Membership Qualifications (Rev. 3-15-2015) for a more detailed description of membership levels and qualifications. Read about club benefits by clicking here.

Dues:

First year dues (July 1 – Dec. 31): $65 ($45 + $20  one-time CWC fee)
Thereafter, annual renewal fee: $45

Requirements for Dual/Joint Membership:

This level of membership applies to those who are in good standing with another branch of the California Writers Club and wish to join Redwood Writers. A completed online application is required.

Please refer to Redwood Writers Membership Qualifications (Rev. 3-15-2015) for a more detailed description of membership levels and qualifications. Read about club benefits by clicking here.

Dues:
Annual fee: $25

Requirements for Student Membership:

  • Full-time students ages 8 to 22; or
  • Older writers who can provide verification of full-time student status in an accredited school.
  • A completed online application.

Dues:
Annual fee: $15 and no fee to attend monthly meetings

All writers are welcome to join in the classification appropriate to their current level of writing achievement. As achievements increase, members can advance from Associate to Active membership. 

Please refer to Redwood Writers Membership Qualifications (Rev. 3-15-2015) for a more detailed description of membership levels and qualifications. Read about club benefits by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Membership Chair at membership@redwoodwriters.org.

Apply for Membership:

Begin your path to becoming a member of the Redwood Writers.
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION