California Writers Club


The California Writers Club, Orange County branch

is one of twenty-two branches in the state organization. CWC-OC is open to professional and aspiring writers and non-writing literary experts. At our monthly meetings, members have the opportunity to meet authors, agents, editors, and publishers, to network with fellow writers, and to learn about the craft and business of writing.

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly speaker presentations at club meetings
  • Network regularly and share information with other writers
  • Learn about critique groups, writing classes, and contests
  • Book placement on the club website with links to your selling site
  • Eligible to submit to the Literary Review, a juried collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry
  • Receive the California Writers Club Literary Review
  • Publish online in the SoCal Writers Showcase which is exclusive to members of the Southern California chapters
  • Professional affiliation for use on resumes and query letters, at LinkedIn and conversations with publishing professionals
  • Book placement on the club website with links to your selling site
  • Receive monthly newsletter noting writing contests, writer’s resources, and club information
  • Access to other CWC branch meetings
  • Invitation to juror a prominent student writing contest
  • Invitation to volunteer for board member and other roles
  • Education, motivation, and inspiration!

Membership Information

New Membership

  • Validity: July 1st to June 30th

Dual Club Membership

  • Eligibility: Must be a full member at another CWC branch.
  • Note: Conditions apply. Renews at the same rate.

Student Membership

  • Validity: July 1st to June 30th
  • Note: Conditions apply. Renewals at $15 rate.
  • Must be 16-22 years of age

Annual Renewal

  • Renewals are payable every July 1st

Partial-Year New Membership

  • Validity: From the signup date until June 30th
  • Available: After January 1st
  • Additional: One-time $20 processing fee