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The Writer Membership With FREE Contest Entries

Submit your best work to our contests and win prizes up to $1,000! The Writer VIP Members receive two FREE contest entries with add-on critiques per year. If you’re a Plus Member, you receive one FREE contest entry per year. In addition, you’ll receive unlimited access to premium content on our website, and much more! Once you’ve signed up, return to our Contest Pages to take advantage of your first free entry.

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The Writer Member Plus

$4.99/month, billed annually ($59.88)
  • One free The Writer contest entry per year
  • A one-year subscription to The Writer magazine in both print and digital editions
  • Access to The Writer’s digital back issue library
  • $20 discount on every manuscript you submit to The Writer’s expert long-form critique service
  • Premium Get Published content: detailed articles, stories, and tips to take your writing to the next level
  • Publishing resources, including up-to-date listings for agents, editors, literary magazines, and more
  • Access to exclusive, expert-taught quarterly eWorkshops and eGuides on writing and publishing
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The Writer VIP

$7.99/month, billed annually ($95.88)
  • Two free The Writer contest entries per year
  • Free add-on critiques on both VIP contest entries
  • Discounts to special events and other offerings from The Writer
  • Exclusive discounts on writing resources and special events from selected partners
  • A one-year subscription to The Writer magazine in both print and digital editions
  • Access to The Writer’s digital back issue library
  • $20 discount on every manuscript you submit to The Writer’s expert long-form critique service
  • Premium Get Published content: detailed articles, stories, and tips to take your writing to the next level
  • Publishing resources, including up-to-date listings for agents, editors, literary magazines, and more
  • Access to exclusive, expert-taught quarterly eWorkshops and eGuides on writing and publishing

What’s Included?

Whether you’re just beginning your writing journey or have several published books to your name, becoming a member of The Writer will help you seamlessly take your ideas from initial inspiration to final publication, granting you exclusive access to all the resources, tools, advice, and expert webinars you’ll need to successfully publish your work, market your writing, and stay ahead of the curve in the fast-changing publishing industry.

Writing Contests

Customers at the Member Plus level receive one complimentary entry per year for The Writer contest. VIP members get a complimentary entry – and the add-on critique – for two The Writer contests per year. This is a $100 value!

eWorkshops & eGuides

All members can participate in upcoming live eWorkshops presenting advice on writing, editing, and publishing – all of which will include opportunities to get your writing and publishing questions answered by industry professionals. Additionally, members gain access to eGuides with topics ranging from seasonal contest roundups to tips for improving your craft.

Premium Content

Members at every level can enjoy full paywall access to expert tips, career advice, and hands-on instruction for navigating the modern publishing industry, plus search thousands of listings for agents, editors, literary magazines, publishers, and more to find the ones that are right for you.

Full Magazine Access

Get one year of The Writer magazine in both print and digital editions. In addition, receive access to two years’ worth of The Writer magazine digital back issues. If you’re already a subscriber, your subscription will be extended a year.

Special Discounts

VIP members obtain discounts to special events, our critique service, and other offerings from The Writer and selected partners.