About the Maryland Writers’ Association

The Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. MWA strives to:

  • Bring together writers of all levels and disciplines
  • Serve as an information resource
  • Help members make contacts that lead to publication
  • Encourage writers to reach their full potential, and
  • Promote writing within the community.

MWA’s diverse membership ranges from professional freelancers and published authors, to writers aspiring to be published and those who write as a creative outlet.

Members hail from all over Maryland as well as from Washington, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Members produce both nonfiction and fiction, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, scripts, speeches, feature articles, and essays. Some work in specific genres such as romance, science fiction, thriller, fantasy, children’s literature, travel writing, or biography.

What We Do

Among MWA’s activities and services:

  • Monthly meetings with speakers
  • Annual writers’ conference
  • Member newsletter, Pen in Hand
  • Writing workshops
  • Literary contests
  • Writing projects for children

How To Join

Annual dues are $40. To join, fill out a membership application and mail it with your check made payable to Maryland Writers’ Assocation. Please allow up to six weeks for processing.

For more information about membership, contact our Membership Chair.


Click here to download a PDF copy of the current Bylaws of the MWA (adopted June 25, 2010, revised June 21, 2014).

For More Information

Visit our website at www.marylandwriters.org.


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