Writing NSW Membership

Writing NSW is the state’s premier organisation for writers, serving writers across all genres and at all stages of their careers. As a member, you will be part of a thriving and supportive community with exclusive access to member-only programs, including networking events, writers’ groups, mentorships and competitions. You will also receive generous discounts on our courses and festivals.

Member Benefits & Pricing

Individual Membership

The following benefits apply to regular, concession, regional and youth members:

  • Discounted access to all Writing NSW courses, manuscript assessments, festivals and events.
  • Free admission to our Talking Writing events.
  • Exclusive access to our members-only writing groups.
  • The option to be included on our Find a Writer member directory.
  • Free access to the quiet writers’ spaces in beautiful and peaceful Garry Owen House, Callan Park.
  • Free access to our library, with its extensive collection of literary journals and other writing-related publications (please note, our library is not a lending library).
  • Exclusive opportunity to apply for the members-only mentorship program.
  • Exclusive opportunity to apply for the annual Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships, which offer two Writing NSW members a one-week residency at Varuna, the Writers’ House.
  • An affordable venue for your book launch through our members-only book launch package.
  • Exclusive access to our Open House events, where Writing NSW hosts a publishing house for a day of panels, networking and the chance to meet one-on-one with a member of the editorial team to receive feedback on your manuscript.
  • The right to nominate candidates for the NSW Writers’ Centre Inc. Board and to vote at general meetings.

Individual membership price (per year):

  • Regular – $75
  • Concession – $55 (pensioner/seniors/health/student card holders)
  • Regional – $55 (>200km outside Sydney, NSW residents only)
  • Youth – $55 (young writers aged 18-25, please click here to join)

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to young writers aged 16-18. Associate members receive concession member discount on eligible courses, festivals and events.*

Associate members can become full Writing NSW once they turn 18, giving them voting rights and access to the full range of Writing NSW programs.

Associate Membership price (per year): $45 per year (please click here to join)

* Please note not all programs are suitable for people aged under 18 and admission to courses and events is at the discretion of Writing NSW.

Organisational Membership

Partner organisations can apply to become organisational members of Writing NSW.

Organisational members enjoy exclusive access to our member-only programs, receive free or discounted attendance at our events, and receive a range of other discounts and benefits. Applications are open to partner organisations who endorse Writing NSW’s aims of supporting writers and fostering writing culture.

Benefits of organisational membership:

  • 2 member discounts to short courses/seminars per year.*
  • 2 free tickets for each Talking Writing event.
  • 2 member discounts to festivals per year.*
  • 2 invitations to our annual Christmas party.
  • The opportunity for 2 individuals to access our member-only events and competitions.
  • Voting rights at general meetings for 1 nominated person.
  • Inclusion on list of member organisations on our website.

Organisational membership price (per year):

  • Not-for-profit organisations – $150
  • Corporate organisations – $350

Contact us to request an application form.

* Regional organisations receive the concession member price for courses and festivals.

Auto-renewing memberships are available for regular, concession and regional members. Your membership will automatically renew each year until you login to your account and change your billing preferences, or you notify Writing NSW. We will send a reminder email each year when your subscription is due to renew.

For youth and associate memberships, multi-year memberships, or if you would prefer a non-renewing annual membership, please click here.

Writing NSW membership is available to people over the age of 18 who endorse the organisation’s aims of supporting writers and fostering writing culture. As a member you are agreeing to comply with our Member and Community Code of Conduct.

Writing NSW Membership

From: $55 / year


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