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 a free subscription to our inspiring magazine, Newswrite, and get generous discounts on our courses and festivals.
Take the stress out of renewing your membership by selecting an automatically renewing membership.
Automatically renewing memberships are available for regular and concession members. By selecting this option, your membership will be automatically renewed until you login to your account and make amendments to your billing preferences, or you notify Writing NSW. Prior to the end of your subscription period, we will send you a reminder notice that will indicate when your subscription is due to renew.
Membership is $75 per year or $55 for concession card holders (pensioners, seniors, health or student cards). Please note that regional NSW memberships are only available to those residing in NSW, more than 200km outside of Sydney.
- Discounted access to all Writing NSW courses and manuscript assessments (30% discount for members; 40% for concession, regional and youth members)
- Exclusive access to the member-only mentorship program
- Free admission to our Talking Writing nights
- Free admission to our members-only First Friday Club, featuring an intimate chat with a guest author or industry figure, followed by morning tea
- Discounted admission to our annual festivals and other events
- A free subscription to our inspiring magazine, Newswrite (additional charges apply for postage to an address outside Australia)
- Exclusive access to our members-only writing groups, which meet regularly at Writing NSW to discuss participants’ work in progress
- 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
- Exclusive opportunity to apply for the annual Writing NSW Varuna Fellowship, which offers one Writing NSW member a one-week residency at Varuna, the Writers’ House
- An affordable venue for your book launch through our members-only book launch package
- A discount on items in our bookshop
- Discounted theatre tickets at Belvoir St Theatre through access to their industry rate and Darlinghurst Theatre Company via access to their industry rate for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night performances. Simply ask for the industry rate when booking and show your proof of membership when collecting tickets.