Benefits of Membership

​​​​The Greater Canton Writers' Guild, Inc.

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  • Subscription to the Guild News electronic newsletter.
  • Opportunity for publication, both in print and on our website.
  • Opportunity to share  your poetry on our web page, Poet's Page.
  • Automatic membership and access for all poets to the Canton Poetry Society and their Facebook page.
  • The opportunity to advertise your book(s) on our site which also includes putting in links to your blog from here.
  • Opportunity for the Norma Award for outstanding contributions to the art and craft of writing.
  • Participation in our writing and poetry contests.
  • Publication in our bi-yearly anthologies.
  • Reduced admission to Guild sponsored workshops and a discount off the price of any annual dinners, usually held in September.
  • Venue to learn, share ideas, and provide mutual support.
  • Camaraderie with other writers.

               Greater Canton Writers’ Guild, Inc.
                                     Membership Form


 Address __________________________________________________________

City ____________________________  State ____  Zip _____________
Phone (____) _____-_________        

Type Membership:  Active­­­___  Inactive ___ Student ___

 E-mail address (for Newsletter)________________________________________________                                                 
Writing Interests (check all that apply)

Short Stories ___               Romance  _____          Memoirs _____           
Non-fiction _____              Children’s   ____           Fiction    _____
Young Adult ____              Poetry  _______          Sci-fi Fantasy  __
Historical  ______              Humorous _____        Inspirational ____       Inspirational  ____             Music   ________       Technical______          Ad. Copy _______

Other __________________________________________________________

 That we may better meet the needs of our members, please share with us your reasons for joining, what benefits you hop to receive from your membership.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


If you know others who may be interested in our organization, we would appreciate your sharing their names and addresses so that we can mail them an information packet.
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Membership is open to anyone with an interest in writing and includes three free critiques per year, subscription to the GuildNotes newsletter, various speakers and writing workshops, camaraderie with other writers, and advertisement of your published material through the Guild’s website.

Yearly dues are due by January 1 of each year and valid through December 31.  New members who join between October 1 and December 31 receive membership for the remainder of the current year and all of the following year.

Fee Structure:
Active member - $30/yr.
Inactive member – (subscription only, does not include free critiques) = $20/yr.

Student member (grades 7-12) = $10/yr.
Multiple members from the same household = $30/yr. for first person, $20/yr. for each additional person and includes one copy of the GuildNotes newsletter per household

The above form can be copied, pasted, and printed, then mailed with a check or money order made payable to Greater Canton Writers’ Guild to the following address:

Greater Canton Writers’ Guild
Attn: Treasurer
P.O. Box 8381
Canton, Ohio  44711-8381