Membership

Lake Superior Writers is for everyone who cares about literature and writing!

Membership Special!

Join any time after September 1 and your membership will continue through the end of 2023! Become a member now to receive discounts on our upcoming events and other benefits.

LSW is one of the largest and most active literary organizations in our area, and we are delighted to have you join or renew your membership with us. Together, we can help the literary arts to flourish! As an organization, Lake Superior Writers works to foster writing communities, provide an audience for literature, and further the artistic development of writers through workshops, readings, and publications.

We hope you will actively participate in upcoming LSW programs and activities, including classes, workshops, writing groups, an annual writing contest, readings, and more.

We keep members informed about events through the monthly online newsletter NorthWords and our Facebook page. Each month, you’ll receive an email when we post our newsletter on our website, and you’re invited to contribute your news.

You can pay online below.

If you prefer to mail in your membership, click here to print our Membership Form.  Please send your check and form to:

Lake Superior Writers
PO Box 3034
Duluth, MN 55803

However you pay, please be sure to give us your mailing address and email address so we can acknowledge your gift, put you on the newsletter list and invite you to events!

These are just a few of the benefits of membership:

  • NorthWords. Members receive a monthly e-mail calendar of literary/artistic events and notifications of LSW-sponsored events.
  • Editing Program. Do you have a manuscript near completion? Are you interested in receiving assistance preparing it for a publisher or agent? Several well-qualified members of Lake Superior Writers (LSW) offer their services at affordable rates.
  • Opportunities to read your work publicly. Check the monthly calendar, the newsletter, or this website for opportunities designed to showcase the work of member writers.
  • Writing Groups. LSW can assist members who are interested in starting a new group,
    joining an existing group, or connecting with other literary-minded people. Check out
    the latest issue of NorthWords for a listing of open writing groups, or join our Facebook
    discussion group to connect with other writers.
  • Discounts on Classes, Workshops, and Events. Members receive reduced entry fees to LSW workshops and special events. These opportunities can inspire and help writers in the development of craft.

Lake Superior Writers’ Annual Membership

Join Lake Superior Writers or renew your membership! Our organization is funded through membership donations, grants, and monetary gifts. Lake Superior Writers is a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Donations to Lake Superior Writers are tax-deductible. The annual membership runs from January 1 to December 31. Membership levels begin at $35.

Do you want to make a monetary gift to Lake Superior Writers? All donations are tax-deductible and will be used to support writers in the Lake Superior region. To make a donation, click here.

Epic: $500

Novel/Memoir: $250

Short Story: $100

Essay: $50

Sonnet: $35