Member Drive 2022

Dear writers,

Here we are in autumn 2022 – the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – in a world utterly changed and ever changing. What stays the same is that the heart of Writers SA is our community; we exist solely for writers and to nurture our literary culture. And so we introduce our first member drive, coinciding with the most literary of weeks in Adelaide, to welcome new writers into our spaces, welcome back returning members, and celebrate our wonderful member community.

Membership at Writers SA is something we are always thinking about and striving to make the most valuable, the most inclusive, the most impactful. As a not-for-profit member organisation, and one of the largest employers of writers in the state, your member fees go directly towards supporting the state’s writers and advocating on your behalf.

I love getting to know each and every writer who joins the organisation, who I meet with a welcome phone call and then connect with at our many events, and it’s a joy and inspiration to follow you as you release books and publish works.

We hope you join us here at Writers SA where we will always champion you and our state’s writers.

—Jessica Alice, Director, Writers SA

How Does the Member Drive Work?

*Now extended until April 7*

Win one of our excellent writerly prizes by simply becoming a member or renewing your membership this March! Anyone who signs up or renews any Writers SA membership during the member drive goes into one of three prize draws— Metro prize, Regional prize, or Under 25 prize. You’ll have the chance to win some fantastic goodies, including book vouchers, gift boxes, writing workshops, subscriptions and more!


Prize 1: Metro

A box of writerly provisions, selected by the Writers SA team. Picture for illustrative purposes only, via Central Markets.
  • A $150 voucher to a bookshop of your choosing
  • A writerly provisions box from the Adelaide Central Markets, jam-packed with premium South Australian goods, including Beerenberg jams, Coffee Bean coffee, Kangaroo Island honey popcorn, Adelaide Hills cheese and much more. The ultimate way to fuel up your writing sessions, delivered direct to your door! Valued at over $150+
  • An on-demand workshop of your choice.

Prize 2: Regional

Books. Pic courtesy the wonderful Matilda Bookshop in the Adelaide Hills.
  • A $150 voucher to a bookshop of your choosing
  • Overland Journal: 1-year subscription package (four print issues and daily online magazine), plus invitations to subscriber events, and other opportunities and giveaways
  • An on-demand workshop of your choice.

Prize 3: Under 25

Under 25 Membership + Voiceworks subscription. Photo courtesy Voiceworks
  • A $150 voucher to a bookshop of your choosing
  • A sweet treats goodie bag from the Adelaide Central Markets, packed with South Australian confectionery and other goodies, valued at over $50+
  • An on-demand workshop of your choice.

Why join?

For over 35 years, Writers SA has supported the development of writers in the state. Our members are a dynamic and diverse community of all experience levels and genres.

As a Writers SA member, we encourage and foster your journey. You’ll not only be part of a creative literary community, you’ll access generous discounts across our range of workshops, services and events, professional opportunities and support, and member-only exclusive offers and resources.

Individual benefits include:

  • 30% discount on all Writers SA events and workshops
  • 20-minute consultation about your writing with our Director (valued at $100)
  • access to member-only events, information sessions and networking opportunities
  • discounts on all services including Manuscript Assessment Service and Consultations
  • access to our members-only Mentorship Program
  • access to information, consultation, advice and guidance from the Writers SA team
  • promotional support including an online writer profile
  • Access to member-only opportunities and competitions, including our Varuna residency
  • access to exclusive resources online 
  • …and much more! View benefits here.

Membership will also allow you to:

  • Support the sector. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and membership fees go back towards supporting and advocating for South Australian writers. We are one of the largest employers of writers in the state.
  • Have your say. Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting and the opportunity to get involved with the Writers SA Board.

What our members have to say…

“Writers SA has been hugely instrumental in the development of my career. During my early years as an emerging writer, the centre enabled my introduction to South Australia’s literary community through the various events and workshops it held. The importance of this should not be underestimated. Many other South Australian writers – particularly those in rural areas – have since spoken to me about how encouraging and supportive they find this link to a writing community.”

– Hannah Kent, author Burial Rites, The Good People and Devotion.

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