Greater Los Angeles Writers Society - Membership

GLAWS memberships are available for 1 year or a lifetime membership. The beneifits are the same; to upgrade your membership to a lifetime membership, simply purchase the upgrade.

Note that if you purchase multiple memberships, your time will simply be extended (other than the Lifetime membership. That would be nice, but we don’t have that technology yet)

One Year GLAWS membership

Note that if you already have a membership this will extend the length by one year.

To find out your renewal date, check your ‘my account’ page.


Lifetime GLAWS membership

Note that if you already have a membership this will extend the length to the year 3000.

You will never need to renew again; your GLAWS benefits will remain the same in perpetutity.


What is GLAWS Membership?


  • Active - you have made income from your writing (i.e. published author, spec script sold, etc.)
  • Aspiring - you are working to become an Active writer
  • Supporting - Editors, Librarians, Publishers, and other supporters of writers.
  • For more information, see: GLAWS Membership Requirements (offsite)


  • Be a part of the Los Angeles writing community of published and aspiring writers, one of the largest in the country, where you can meet others with similar interests.
  • Learn more about the craft of writing from other members, educators, industry professionals and informative guest speakers.
  • Increase your visibility and platform as a writer, and therefore your chances for publication and success, through our outreach at book fairs such as the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the West Hollywood Book Fair, the Southern California Writers Conference, and others.
  • Learn more about the business of writing, from query letters and proposals, to working with agents, editors, and publishers.
  • Join critique groups to have your work-in-progress reviewed by your peers, and get constructive comments (our critique guidelines aim to protect you and your work).
  • Learn new techniques to improve your craft, from getting ideas organized to getting started; from dealing with writers block to editing your second and third drafts. And much more.
  • Have your work published in The Official Publication of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, newsletters, and published anthologies.
  • Stay informed about upcoming writer's conferences, workshops, and other industry-related news and events.
  • Participate in live discussion groups and in our online forums where you can share your knowledge and learn from others.
  • Get information on the publishing industry, from print-on-demand to the growth of small presses; from new ways to self-publish in print and online, and how to find an agent.
  • Grow as a writer-in-community in a fun and exciting environment at our biannual parties, book exchanges, and open mic forums!
  • Post your Profile and Bio (with photo and links to your website & email) on the GLAWS searchable website seen worldwide.
  • Get exclusive access to the Member's Only section of the GLAWS website with forums in your areas of interest, and additional inside information.
  • And much more!