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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



Youth Membership (more details here):

Youth Membership (age 17 and under) – free

*Youth membership does not include voting privileges


How to Apply:

You can now apply online for Regular Membership or Youth Membership.

You can also download and complete our Regular Membership application or Youth Membership (Microsoft Word doc.). After downloading the application to your computer, click “Enable Editing” at the top of the document in Microsoft Word, then proceed to fill it out. 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.