Writers who live in Michigan with traditionally published works demonstrating professional excellence are invited to apply for membership in Detroit Working Writers.
Applications are reviewed by the New Membership Committee and the full Board of Directors, whose decision is final. We are committed to inclusion and to consistent professional excellence. Please send your very best samples (no pornography or erotica).
DWW requires a $30.00 via PayPal non-refundable fee as part of the application. The link to pay is below the submission form. Your membership submission will not be considered until fee payment is received via PayPal.
Membership application period is now closed. Watch this page for 2022 application dates.
Please read the directions on this form before you begin. Applications and samples that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered or returned. Please complete the form below:
Consistent professional excellence is the sole basis for judging eligibility for membership.
Click here to pay the $30.00 application fee via PayPal.
Any questions can be addressed to: NewMembership@detworkingwriters.org
APPLICANTS must submit 5 impartially (traditionally) published works. If accepted, they may:
- Attend workshops, programs, and open board meetings
- Facilitate workshops and programs
- Participate in and chair committees
- Vote on proposals reserved for membership determined in DWW’s Constitution and By-Laws
Guidelines: Submit legible PDFs of no more than 5 separate, exemplary samples of impartially published works with single authorship or bylines in any or several of the following publication forms: newspapers; professional newsletters; periodicals; literary or scholarly press; fiction or non-fiction books; poetry; and scripts for plays, film, or television. Works published exclusively online also may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they have been competitively selected. We need to see proof of the publisher and date of publication. For samples published in a book, we need a PDF copy of the copyright page and table of contents and up to two pages of your written content. For clips from newspapers and magazines, we need a PDF copy of the actual clip with publisher credit and date of publication. For online articles, please email a PDF copy of the article with information about the online publisher and date of publication. For plays, we need a PDF copy of the playbill.
YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST INCLUDE:
- Your completed application form with payment to PayPal noted.
- PDF copies of your five separate writing samples. We do not accept pornography or erotica for application purposes. All five samples must be impartially published material according to the guidelines stated above. Note: applicants may include a PDF letter of recommendation from a DWW member.
Michigan writers of all genres and skill levels are invited to apply for membership in Detroit Working Writers regardless of age, race, creed, religion or faith, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identification.
Apply for Established Writer status if you have had at least five pieces of impartially (traditionally) published work and a portfolio of single authorship or bylines.