Annual Membership Subscription

From: $30.00 / year

Full-year Membership (valid from Jan 1 to Dec 31 each year) on an annual, automatic billing cycle


Ensure your General Membership remains current by automating your annual dues payment for a month in advance: December 1 of each year.

Please note that the payment method you enter will not be charged on the date you subscribe; rather, as long as your subscription is active, your payment method will be charged each December 1 and a receipt automatically emailed to your address.

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 each year, you will also 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