The Crime Writers’ Association

Corporate and Associate Membership

Many of the promotional opportunities open to our full author members are also available to corporate and associate members, including publishing relevant articles in the reader-facing CRA newsletter and blog, news and event listings for your authors’ publications and events, promoting your competitions, and more. Our newsletters have around 12,000 subscribers, while our social media reach totals over 20,000 engaged followers across the most popular platforms.

We encourage corporate and associate members who work alongside eligible authors to suggest they also become CWA members, and gain all the benefits of full membership.

Corporate and associate members can take advantage of preferential rates for paid advertising opportunities. Last but by no means least, the literary agents and publishers among them will receive the Emerging Author Dagger shortlisted entries so they can approach these keen new writers promptly, should they wish.

Access to Emerging Author Dagger entries

Publishers and literary agencies who join the CWA as either corporate or associate members are entitled to read each year’s shortlisted entries for the Emerging Author Dagger. Many shortlisted and winning Debut writers have gone on to enjoy successful writing careers following publishing interest in their Dagger entry, so this is a significant opportunity to discover tomorrow’s bestsellers ahead of your competition.

Dagger sponsorship opportunities

Many sponsors past and present, both of the Dagger awards and the Daggers ceremony itself, have been CWA corporate members who are already engaged with the Association and our activities. Dagger sponsors enjoy prominent placement and year-round promotion in connection with these prestigious awards.

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