Membership

We encourage anyone interested in the field of creative writing studies to become members of the Creative Writing Studies Organization. This includes academics who are full-time faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and administrators in higher education; contingent or non-tenure track instructors; instructors who teach creative writing in non-traditional settings; instructors teaching outside of the United States; secondary education teachers interested in the academic side of creative writing; and anyone else who wishes to contribute to the growth of this field. 

All memberships are one year in length from the date of enrollment.

Membership Options

  • Individual Membership, $20/yr – For those who make $50,000 or less annually.
  • Individual+ Membership, $50/yr – For those who make more than $50,000 annually.
  • Institutional Membership, $150/yr – For up to any five members of an institution. Must use a valid *.edu address for that institution.
  • Institutional Unlimited, $300/yr – For an unlimited number of members of an institution. Must use a valid *.edu address for that institution.
  • Lifetime Individual Membership, $500 – A one-time fee to cover an individual for life.

Member Benefits

  • Promotion of members’ programs, events, and published works to our engaged network of artist-scholars;
  • Newsletter updates on happenings in the field, including conferences, calls for papers, and recent publications;
  • Exclusive access to our membership database to connect with others working in the field of creative writing studies;
  • The right to vote in CWSO elections, to run for positions, and to hold offices;
  • The opportunity for graduate student members to apply for our annual $1500 Creative Writing Studies Fellowship program;
  • Support for future projects such as awards for outstanding achievement in creative writing studies; travel funds to support graduate students and adjunct instructors to present creative writing research at conferences; programs to promote underrepresented voices in the creative writing community; and more.

Memberships also provide much-needed financial support for our open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Creative Writing Studies and our annual Creative Writing Studies Conference. We greatly appreciate our members’ support in strengthening the creative writing studies community!

We greatly appreciate our members’ support in strengthening the creative writing studies community!