Members are eligible to submit work for publication on the Guild website and receive discounts to IWG workshops, events and other activities, an online newsletter, access to our website and Facebook listings.
Writers of all genres are eligible for membership. The cost to join is $35/year for both Roster and Associate members.
Benefits of membership
Associate members’ benefits include
Discounts to IWG workshops, events and other activities; IWG online newsletter; Social Media notifications; Notice of conferences, book signings and author appearances by IWG members and others; Opportunities to network with other writers, roster members, and industry professionals; Access to critique and other special-purpose groups.
You need not be a published author to join IWG.
Roster (of Professional Writers) membership
This tier is for published authors. Benefits include all the above, plus:
Notices of opportunities for writing/editing employment and/or speaking engagements are sent to all Roster Members as they arise; Notices of your book signings, workshops and other member activities will be published and promoted in IWG’s printed and electronic media.
To become an Associate Member, the aspiring writer agrees to participate in and/or support Idaho Writers Guild events.
To become a Roster Member, a writer must show proof of professional status in one of more the following areas:
- Fiction or Nonfiction. A writer must have been published or show proof of acceptance for three or more stories or articles in one or more periodicals that exercise editorial discrimination, or in one or more books.
- Screenplays. A writer must have had at least one script optioned, written under contract, or produced.
- Poetry. A poet must have been published three times in one or more periodicals, anthologies or chapter book that exercises editorial discrimination.
- Business & Technical. A writer must show professional production of no less than three pieces.
- Advertising – Television, Radio, Print. A writer must have had at least five scripts or print pieces produced professionally.
- Broadcast or Movies. A writer must have had two half-hour scripts (or their equivalent in time) professionally produced.
- Songs. A writer must have had at least three original songs produced for distribution.
- Stage Plays. A writer must have had at least one play published in book form or by a publisher of standing, or one performance of a play by a professional cast or recognized semi-professional company.
- Journalism.A journalist must have been employed as a feature writer, columnist, or by-lined reporter by a periodical of general circulation, broadcast media or news service.
- Editors & Agents. The applicant must demonstrate experience as an editor or an agent.