Whether you are new to the writing process, just starting out, an emerging or established author; being part of the QWC writing community means you’re connected with other writers who can share and inspire you on your writing journey.

By joining QWC you’re also supporting the writing sector in Queensland and have a voice in the future of Queensland Writers Centre.

Choose the right membership category for you from the options below.

Please contact us if you have questions about membership or would prefer to join or renew over the phone.

Individual Membership Categories

Full Membership

$70 for one year; $130 for two years 

Join

Get the most out of your membership with access to our complete range of benefits and events. Concession Membership and 5-year Passionate Membership are also available in this category.

Benefits:

  • Exclusive booking period and up to 30% off tickets to our in-person program of events
  • Discounted access to our online courses created by industry professionals and published authors
  • Subscription to WQ Magazine (in choice of print or PDF)
  • Access to The Writer’s Surgery and members only services
  • As well as all other member benefits below

Associate Membership

$50 for one year; $90 for two years

Join

Suitable for those who prefer online, self-directed learning or who might find it difficult to access our program of events in person.

Benefits:

  • Discounted access to our online courses created by industry professionals and published authors
  • Subscription to WQ Magazine (in choice of print or PDF)
  • Access to The Writer’s Surgery and members only services
  • As well as all other member benefits below

Youth Membership

$55 per year

Join

In partnership with Express Media, Australia’s foremost provider of support and development opportunities for young people in writing and media, this membership is open to anyone 25 years or younger.

Benefits:

  • Subscription to WQ Magazine (in PDF)
  • Other benefits the same as Full Membership

Plus these benefits from Express Media:

  • Subscription to Voiceworks quarterly magazine (in PDF)
  • Unlimited submissions to Express Media’s publications, prizes  and fellowships
  • Unlimited access to Express Media’s courses, workshops and events

Overseas Supporter

$50 per year

Even if you’re overseas you can still keep in touch and make sure you’re up to date with everything going on in the writing sector in Queensland.

Benefits:

  • Discounted access to our online courses created by industry professionals and published authors
  • Subscription to WQ Magazine (in PDF)
  • As well as all other member benefits below

Groups and Organisations

Writers Group Membership

$99 per year

Join

Are you part of, or wanting to start, a writing group? Group membership of QWC might be the perfect fit.

Benefits:

  • Exclusive booking period and up to 30% off tickets to our program of events
  • Discounted access to our online courses created by industry professionals and published authors
  • One subscription to WQ Magazine (in choice of print or PDF)
  • Access to The Writer’s Surgery and members only services
  • As well as all other member benefits below

Organisation Membership

$150 per year

Join

Make sure your organisation is up to date with what’s happening in the Queensland writing sector.

Benefits:

  • One subscription to WQ Magazine (in choice of print or PDF)
  • As well as all other member benefits below

Member Benefits, Discounts and Offers

All QWC members receive the following additional benefits:

  • Members-only online content (indicated by a 🔒) including articles and writers guides
  • Pen and Pixel weekly newsletter
  • Monthly members-only newsletter
  • Discounted advertising rates
  • Member Milestones listings to tell the world about your writing achievements
  • Information on competitions and opportunities
  • Priority access to writing advice by email or over the phone

Members also receive the following discounts for products and services throughout Queensland (on presentation of membership card):

  • 10% discount (including postage) at the following bookshops
    Book Nook, Brisbane City; Byblos Bookshop, Mareeba (discount on second-hand books only); Dymocks, Brisbane City; Dymocks, Townsville; Folio Books, Brisbane City; The Jungle Bookshop, Port Douglas; The Library Shop, SLQ, Brisbane; Maleny Bookshop, Maleny; Mary Who, Townsville; Riverbend Books, Bulimba; Rosetta Books, Maleny; The Written Dimension Bookshop, Noosa Junction; The Yellow Door Books and Music, Yeppoon
  • Author photos by Profile Portraits Australia
    $110 for 3 low res photos (normally $150); $140 for 3 high res photos (normally $195). Contact Giulio on 0417 604256 / giulio.saggin@gmail.com / profileportraitsaus.blogspot.com.au (mileage costs may apply)
  • Olvar Wood Writers Retreat
    10% discount to QWC members on all their writer services. olvarwood.com.au
  • La Boite theatre tickets
    $25 (preview) $39 (in season)
  • Developmental editing and manuscript assessment services by Totally Edited
    10% discount. Contact Richard Andrews at totallyedited.com
  • $5 memberships at Dendy Cinemas