WANL connects its members to the world of writing by offering professional development workshops, keeping members informed of writing opportunities as they arise, and by providing advice and information on various issues of interest to writers, including manuscript preparation, copyright, contracts, marketing, and promotion.

WANL has an open-door policy. Members range from acclaimed, internationally-known Newfoundland and Labrador authors to emerging writers wishing to take their first steps towards publication.

Members are writers working in all genres–fiction, non-fiction, poetry, academia, drama, journalism, commercial–and living in every part of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as outside the province.

Membership Categories:

Regular Membership:

$135/3 year
$225/5 year


$75/3 year
$125/5 year

Youth Membership:

Youth Membership (age 17 and under) – free

*Youth membership does not include voting privileges

2 For 1 Discount:

WANL offers a 50% discount off the membership fee for the following renewal year to any current member who brings in a new member.

This discount applies to Regular Memberships only.

How to Apply:

Click here to download our membership application (PDF).

If you have trouble downloading the file, please call 709.739.5215, or e-mail, to request an application.

Alternatively, you can always drop by our office to pick up an application.

For information on the many benefits and opportunities of membership, visit our Benefits page.