Now is the time to join WNBA-NYC!

Now is the best time to join the NYC Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA-NYC). Why? Because new memberships received over the next few months will extend through June 1, 2017!


If you are a writer, WNBA-NYC offers opportunities to read and get read! You can have your query letter reviewed by literary agents at our annual Query Roulette, entertain members and non-members alike with original prose at Open Mic Night, or contribute to our monthly chapter newsletter or daily blog. Members can also benefit from writing and 2014 Self Publishing Panelsocial media workshops, held in the winter.


If you are a reader, the WNBA initiative, National Reading Group Month/Great Group Reads can introduce you to some of the best books and authors of the year!  National and local chapter events for NRGM are planned every Fall, featuring top authors such as Julie Otsuka, Scott Spencer, and Lily Tuck. Or get involved with Great Group Reads, an annual booklist selected by a members-only Author Panel: Creative Life Audience 2committee.


If you’re an industry professional (or trying to be), WNBA-NYC holds members-only networking functions and houses member profiles in a members-only database to help you connect to others. Our panel events—free for members—offer industry insight into the world of digital/e-publishing, marketing, production, bestselling fiction, and independent book sales, and more. Our social communities on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn offer networking opportunities, as well as promotions for your company, book, or project. Brooklyn Book Fest Booth 2014


The WNBA-NYC Chapter’s annual year runs from September to August. Members may join all year round, but are up for renewal on June 1. Right now, however, an extended window for membership is open. Those that join this month have their membership extended to the following June—up to two months of additional membership!


Join now to take advantage of our upcoming Spring events, including a panel on Diversity and Pay in Publishing and Open Mic Night at the Cornelia St. Café. A full list of programs and events can be found on the WNBA-NYC Program and Event Calendar.


Go to the WNBA-NYC membership page for complete details on how to join!

If you have questions or need further information, feel free to email Rachel Feldman at

About Rachel Feldman

Rachel Feldman is the Membership Chairperson for the WNBA-NYC Chapter. She is also the spearhead of the annual Query Roulette fundraiser. Follow her on Twitter at @RachelWF

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