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Information for Prospective Members

If you are interested in joining the DWPC and are a professionally published or a self-published writer, here is some information about the organization.

The four requirements:

  1. You must reside in Colorado.
  2. You must meet professional eligibility standards. The specific standards depend on your area of writing specialty, but generally, you must have produced and been paid for your work within the last two years. Applicants will be considered on the professional merit of submitted material. Self-published material will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Requirements are listed by membership category: 1) Print, Broadcast, or Electronic Media, 2) Freelance Writers/Editors/Publishers, 3) Communications, including Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising.
  3. You must attend a regular club function prior to submitting a membership application. Upcoming events are listed on the homepage.
  4. An existing club member must be your sponsor and another your endorser.

How to apply:

The application process begins with your attendance at a club function, preferably as a guest of a member. That member acts as your sponsor, reviews your application and supporting materials, seeks an endorser, and submits your package to the Membership Committee to start the review process.  The committee presents all completed applications to the Board at its next scheduled meeting. Applications and their sponsors are notified in writing of the Board’s decision following the meeting.

Download a Membership Application

Fees & dues:

The one-time application fee is $100. Dues are $95 a year. If you join and pay from January 1 to April 30, you will pay $47.50 for the first half-year.

For more details email Joan Sherman or call her at 303-322-1322.

Member perspective:

Read one member’s take on the benefits of membership.