Join the Crime Writers’ Association as an Emerging Author – A new type of membership for tomorrow’s writers.
This category encourages new crime writers in their quest to become published authors by welcoming them into the community.
- Become part of the vibrant and welcoming CWA community
- Discover new friends and mentors
- Take part in Chapter meetings, member gatherings, and the annual Conference
- Enjoy the members’ monthly magazine Red Herrings and member news emails
- Take advantage of discounts
- Official CWA Emerging Author member logo you can display and use
Who is eligible?
- Writers longlisted for the Debut Dagger from 2021 onwards are automatically eligible
- Writers on creative writing courses with a demonstrable interest in crime fiction or non-fiction are also welcome to apply and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Half the price of regular membership: £45/£40 p.a. (depending on your choice of a paper or digital edition of Red Herrings)
- Emerging Author membership is limited to three years – but if during that time you become eligible for Full membership, you can upgrade immediately without paying extra for the remainder of that year
- May not vote on CWA matters or at the AGM
- Ineligible for promotion on official marketing platforms, except at the CWA’s discretion
For more information or to apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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