WHAT WOMEN WRITING THE WEST OFFERS:
A supportive and welcoming community of writers and other writing professionals who share a passion for the stories of the Women's West, and will happily answer questions, lend their expertise, and will sympathize, motivate and celebrate with you on your writing journey.
An annual conference featuring respected writers, agents, publishers and other book professionals, plus camaraderie and just plain fun. Past locations include Albuquerque, Denver, Seattle and Tucson.
The annual WILLA Literary Awards (open to anyone) and LAURA Short Fiction Awards (open to members only) and LAURA Journal.
An annual Catalog of Members' Books, distributed to libraries, bookstores, and handed out at major book festivals. Our marketing efforts can greatly extend your own.
A way to connect with other writers of the Women's West through our active online community, including the WWW listserv, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and blog. Get answers to questions about research, writing, promotion, marketing, and giving talks and presentations. Learn how other writers work and keep up with publishing industry news. Find support, encouragement and inspiration in a welcoming setting.
A speakers' bureau and links to members' websites. A blog featuring writing by members on the Women's West, along with member news.
Memberships run on a calendar-year basis, extending through December 31st. New members accepted after September 1 will have their memberships extended through the following year.