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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society invites you be a part of the Los Angeles writing community of published and aspiring writers.


  • Join one of the largest writers groups in the country, where you can meet others with similar interests.
  • Learn more about the craft of writing from other members, educators, industry professionals and informative guest speakers.
  • Increase your visibility and platform as a writer, and therefore your chances for publication and success, through our outreach at book fairs such as the Los Angeles TImes Festival of Books, the West Hollywood Book Fair, Pitchfest, the Southern California Writers Conference, and others.
  • Learn more about the business of writing, from query letters and proposals, to working with agents, editors and publishers.
  • Join critique groups to have your work-in-progress reviewed by your peers, and get constructive comments (our critique guideliness aim to protect you and your work).
  • Learn new techniques to improve your craft, from getting ideas organized to getting started; from dealing with writers block to editing your second and third drafts. And much more.
  • Have your work published in The Official Publication of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, newsletters and published anthologies.
  • Stay informed about upcoming writer’s conferences, workshops and other industry-related new and events.
  • Participate in live discussion groups and in our online forums where you can share your knowledge and learn from others.
  • Get information on the publishing industry, from print-on-demand to the growth of small presses; from new ways to self-publish in print and online, and how to find an agent.
  • Grow as a writer-in-community in a fun and exciting environment at our biannual parties, book exchanges, and open mic forums!
  • Get member-only discounts on writers conferences!
  • Have an opportunity to earn your membership by volunteering.
  • And much more!