Becoming a Member 

WNBA membership calendar year runs from June 1 through May 31, but new members may join at any time. Individuals who join as new members after March 1 of any given year will be considered members for the following year.

per year
Membership Level
Free or Reduced Admission to programs and events
Access to the WNBA Membership Database, WNBA archives, and forums
Writing opportunities with the NYC Chapter Blog and the WNBA National newsletter, The Bookwoman
For authors, opportunities for book links and news on the chapter and national websites
Eligibility to vote in all local and national WNBA elections, join chapter and national committees, and nominate fellow members for offices and awards
per year
Membership Level
Benefits of Regular Membership, PLUS:
Complimentary guest privileges to all WNBA programs
per year
Membership Level
Benefits of Regular Membership, AVAILABLE TO:
Those enrolled half or full-time in a degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning (Student ID required).
Recent graduate employed for 6 months or less in the publishing industry
per year
Membership Level
Benefits of Regular Membership, AVAILABLE TO:
Active members of select local and national non-profit associations that focus on literature, publishing, and related industries (click here)
Good for one calendar year—members would renew at another level


Networking: Joining WNBA makes you part of a dynamic local and national network of publishing professionals, providing valuable contacts and connections that can be beneficial at all stages of your career.

Free, Reduced and/or Priority Admission to Panels and Social Events: Members can attend any of the panels, workshops, and networking events that we sponsor each year and can listen to or download streaming audio of past panels on the Members Only page of this Web site. Members may also bring guests without charge to the annual networking party in September.

Subscription to The Bookwoman: WNBA’s National newsletter is published three times a year and reports on book people, institutions, and events in the publishing world.

Participation in the WNBA-NYC Blog. The blog posts the latest in chapter news and events, as well as book reviews and literary-related event happenings throughout New York City. Members are encouraged to contribute.

Chapter Membership Directory: This networking tool—available only to members—lists names, addresses, and professional affiliations of all active members.

Access to the WNBA National Database and Member-Only pages: Connect with WNBA members in eight other cities across the country. Attend WNBA-related programs and events at the national meetings of the BEA, ALA, and MLA.

Membership Renewal Schedule 

The WNBA membership year runs from June 1 to May 31, but enrollment is open all year; new members may join at any time. New members that join between March 1 and May 31 will have their membership extended to the following year.

Members that join between June and February will be up for renewal the following June.

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