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?

  • Members pay $50.00 for the nine-month season.
  • Students pay $25.00 for the nine-month season.
  • Casual visits are $15.00 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.


Visitors may attend one meeting for free. Each meeting after is $10.