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Bylines. Deadlines. The bottom line. They all lead to IWOSC. Independent Writers of Southern California brings together journalists, business writers, authors, copywriters, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, editors, publicists and others for networking and professional development.
Write for a living? Join the club!
IWOSC is open to those who write for a living…or aspire to.
- Membership in the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, a special interest group of IWOSC.
- FREE Satellite Meetings throughout the LA area (online until Covid19 passes)
- FREE Meetings for Members (and inexpensive for non-members). Expert Panel Meetings with nationally-prominent speakers (agents, publicists, editors, publishers, best-selling writers, etc.).
- Expert-led Seminars for deep-diving on various topics of interest. Discounted for Members and affordable for non-members. Lower prices temporarily while online due to the pandemic.
- All-day Intensive Training Programs on subjects such as Marketing and Self-Publishing. Deep discounts for Members.
- IWOSC Annual Holiday Party: Members receive a substantial discount. This year: FREE!
- Newsletters containing columns by writing experts, links to online resources and covers of Members books and publishing efforts.
- Publishing Brainstorming by Sharon Goldinger, national publishing expert. Only available to members, but FREE with your membership!
- FREE Members-only “Green Room” behind-the-curtain discussions. Once-a-month access to IWOSC’s President and Vice-President (and others) to ask and discuss your most burning and urgent questions about anything related to writing.
- Collaborations-Independent Writers of Chicago, UCLA Extension and other organizations throughout the country, w/discounts and free programs.
- Critique group. Online opportunities to get expert, friendly but constructive analysis of your writing.
- Independent Book Publishers Association Discount. (ibpa-online.org). Discounted membership to the premier Publishers association. Even if you are primarily a Writer rather than a Publisher, the IBPA website and events are worth a consideration to expand YOUR expertise.
- Discounted Recordings of past meetings. Even if you can’t make one of our expert Panels or Seminars, many are recorded and so worth reviewing again and again.
- Sponsorships (More to come soon).
- International footprint (More to come soon).
- Recognized professional membership affiliation. Accolades and awards are few and far between for writers. IWOSC Membership entitles you to promote yourself as a writing professional (More to come soon).