What are the benefits of joining the Guild?

Our members can:

  • Learn how to hone their writing skills, establish solid marketing procedures, and work with editors and deadlines.
  • Receive valuable tips, encouragement, and inspiration from our outstanding speakers and seminar offerings.
  • Join optional writers’ groups for fellowship.
  • Enjoy networking with other writers, editors and publishers.
  • Participate in the November Book Fair at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
  • Enter the Annual Contest.
  • Receive discounts on seminars.


How much does it cost to join the Guild?

  • Visitors may attend one meeting for free.
  • Members pay $45.00 for the nine-month season.
  • Students pay $20.00 for the nine-month season.
  • Casual visits are $10.00 per meeting.


How do I join the MCWG?

You may join in one of two ways: attend a meeting and sign up at the Membership Registration Table, or register online.

Membership Registration


How long does a membership last?

Our membership year runs from September-May. At the end of August, a mailing is sent out with a membership renewal form.


If I join later in the year, can I get a discounted rate?

No, unfortunately, our dues are not pro-rated. Your membership, however, provides you the opportunity to enter our annual contest and receive a discounted rate for our April seminar. Thus, a later registration is still an advantage.