Membership is available to all interested in the art of writing and spreading the gospel through writing. No person shall be denied membership because of race, age, religion, gender, or national origin.
Membership shall be obtained after completion of a membership application and paying annual membership dues of $50. Dues shall be pro-rated according to the remaining months of the year.
Members in good standing is defined as members who financially support the SCWG WESTBANK by paying annual membership dues, attending 70% of meetings annually (attendance requirement is waived for members who live more than 25 miles from the current place meetings are held), and agree in principle with the vision and direction of the SCWG WESTBANK board of directors. Failure to maintain the requirements of members in good standing shall result in the loss of good standing privileges and benefits.
All members in good standing shall be eligible for the following privileges and benefits:
A member’s page on the SCWG WESTBANK website to advertise their writing accomplishments, published works, website, social media and contact information.
Eligible to contribute articles to the website blog after approval by the board of directors.
Eligible to hold temporary positions as Members-At-Large on the Board of Directors. (See Article IV Board of Directors 2C)
Eligible to sell and promote his/her work without charge at tables reserved by the SCWG WESTBANK at events, conferences, and festivals.
Eligible to have his/her writing critiqued by members and to critique the writings of members during SCWG critique sessions. Members who live more than 25 miles from the current place meetings are held may submit writing to be critiqued by email.
Eligible for grants to attend writing events, conferences, and festivals.
Eligible for other rights, privileges, and benefits that may be provided from time to time by the consensus of the Board of Directors.