Become a Member

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General membership is open to anybody who writes. 


  • Reduced registration fees for our creative writing workshops and professional development sessions
  • Eligibility to apply for our Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, to participate in our Manuscript Review Program, and to place a free listing in our online Service Directory
  • A subscription to Subtext, our bi-weekly email newsletter of events, opportunities and announcements, market listings, contests, awards, and more (plus access to the Subtext archive)
  • Access to a variety of WFNS support services, such as WFNS event space (for book launches, readings, and other events) and the private WFNS Writers’ Studio (with computer, internet, and printer access)
  • Advanced notice of WFNS programming, including formal and informal opportunities to meet and network with local, regional, and national writers at special events and celebrations
  • Borrowing privileges in the WFNS Library, which features over 2000 Nova Scotian and Atlantic Canadian books
  • Voting privileges at the WFNS Annual General Meeting

currently offering full-year 2020 memberships

(valid Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2020)

Regular Memberships: $65

Full-Time Student & Underwaged Memberships: $30

Apply online: Use your PayPal account or your credit card.

Apply by phone: Call us during business hours at (902) 423-8116. Please have your credit card details on hand.

Apply by mail: Send a cheque or money order (payable to the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia) and a printed & completed 2020 WFNS Membership Form to

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia 
1113 Marginal Road 
Halifax, NS  B3H 4P7

Membership in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is annual and fixed to the calendar year. You may join at any time throughout the year, but all memberships end December 31 and require renewal the following January 1. (For example, if you join WFNS in March, you are a member in good standing until December 31 of that year. On January 1 of the next year, you must renew your membership to remain in good standing.)

To take full advantage of membership, we encourage you to join WFNS early in the year. Each fall, however, we typically offer discounted memberships to account for the shorter membership duration.

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