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Benefits of NWG Membership


  • Access to a members-only e-mail list serve for advertising of signings, readings and special interest notices from across the region.
  • Access to online critique groups.
  • Guild-sponsored activities promoting members and the writer's craft including the State Fair booth, Guild tables at literary festivals around the state and promotion through state agencies.
  • The expertise of fellow members for professional references and contacts, as well as a vast variety of "areas of expertise" research resources.
  • Frequent interaction with industry professionals and educators on the Nebraska Writers Guild website, FaceBook page, and Member Blog.

The Nebraska Writers Guild offers aspiring writers, award-winning authors, and everyone in between a network for improving their craft. Dedicated to excellence and success, members encourage and support each other in reaching goals. Under "Speaker's Bureau" can be found members who have volunteered to participate in the outreach program for civic organizations and schools across the state that allows members to achieve name recognition and advance the prestige of the Guild.


We offer free monthly Zoom classes for our members that are on a wide range of subjects. The classes are recorded and made available to all members free of charge on the Teachable platform. If you join, you will gain access to all the previous classes given through Zoom.

Members of the NWG get discounted admission to our conferences, which are held twice a year. (April and October) At the eastern Nebraska spring conference and western Nebraska fall conference scheduled guest professionals and members provide insights about publishing and production. Speaker topics, workshops, and one-on-one exchanges are offered for all writing disciplines. The conferences focus on continuing education and interaction with publishers, editors, producers, and agents.


The Guild produces the BROADSIDE, a quarterly newsletter about Guild business and Board reports, upcoming member and state literary events in Nebraska and the surrounding region. the BROADSIDE is also available for public access on this website.

The BULLETIN is the annual catalogue of Nebraska's literary highlights and Guild member activities, as well as a membership directory. The June issue is sent only to current members. Past issues serve as one of the main historical records of the organization and are housed at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln.

Conducting business as a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation, the Nebraska Writer's Guild budget relies on membership dues and conference admission fees as well as tax-deductable donations.