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Membership


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The Virginia Writers Club is an inclusive organization that welcomes members without discrimination of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability. 

We hope you are interested in becoming a member of the Virginia Writers Club. If you would like to join, please click the Join Now! button to the right or, if you prefer, you may download the membership application (PDF) and mail it with your dues payment (see levels of membership, below) to:

Virginia Writers Club, Inc., Linda M. Layne, P. O. Box 94, Somerset, VA 22972

Individual chapters may have a separate application process and additional dues. Check with your local chapter representative for more information. 

Please note we also have a division of the club specifically for students and young writers called the Young Virginia Writers Club, open to all middle school and high school level students regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion or disability. Please click here for more information

Membership Categories

  • Active
    [$30, $15 for new | $100 Supporting Member* | $500 Lifetime Member**]
    Those who have a) written a book, play, movie, or other script which has been published, produced, or broadcast; b) edited a published anthology or other writings; or c) written and sold to a magazine, newspaper, book publisher, or other communications medium, two poems, one short story, or an article. Other writings may be considered on their merits at the discretion of the Board of Governors. (Voting member)

  • Associate
    [$30, $15 for new | $100 Supporting Member* | $500 Lifetime Member**]
    Those who have not yet fulfilled the eligibility requirements for active membership. (Voting member)

  • Corporate
    [$30, $15 for new | $100 Supporting Member* | $500 Corporate Sponsor***]
    A business or philanthropic organization that supports the mission and objectives of the Club. (Nonvoting member)


Membership Levels

* Supporting An active or associate member who wishes to make an additional annual contribution to support the Club. Added benefits include:
  • One (1) business card size ad per year in the Newsletter

  • Supporting member recognition in the Handbook (member directory)

  • Supporting member recognition on the Website (with link if available)

** Lifetime
An active or associate member who wishes to make one major contribution to the Club with the added benefits of:

  • Paid luncheon at each annual meeting

  • Seating with speakers and officers at each annual meeting

  • Lifetime member recognition in the Handbook (member directory)

  • A Lifetime Member Certificate

  • And, never having to pay dues again!

*** Corporate Sponsor
A corporate member that wishes to make an additional annual contribution to support the Club. Added benefits include:

  • Quarter page ad in Newsletter throughout year

  • Quarter page ad in Handbook (member directory)

  • Corporate sponsor recognition on Website (with link if available)

  • Listed sponsor of Young Writers Conference

  • Display table at annual meeting

  • Ten minute presentation at one Club meeting


Membership in the VWC does not constitute or imply endorsement, by the Club or its members, of a writer's body of work.


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