Annual Membership Subscription

From: $30.00 / year and a $30.00 sign-up fee

General Membership in the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia on an annual, automatic billing cycle

Each dues payment ensures your General Membership is valid for up to 13 months, from the immediately previous December 1 or your date of payment (whichever is later) to the next December 31.

(For example, “2024 General Membership” runs from 1 Dec 2023 to 31 Dec 2024.)


Dues payment and membership will be processed upon your subscription, and then again each December 1 as long as your subscription is active.

If you’ve already paid dues for the current membership period, you will not be charged upon subscription.

At any time, you can stop or restart your Annual Membership Subscription (or switch between regular dues and discounted dues) in the “Annual Membership Subscription” tab of your “Account” page.

When dues are processed, you will be emailed an automated receipt and will be (re-)subscribed to Subtext, our weekly members-only email newsletter. You may unsubscribe from Subtext at any time through the link at the bottom of each issue.

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those with no professional publications (yet!) or a few short professional publications (i.e., poems, stories, or essays in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with numerous professional publications and/or one book-length publication.
  • Established writers/authors: those with two book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short publications.
  • Professional authors: those with more than two book-length publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for participant-to-participant feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at