Our doors are open to all writers who are also parents.

Basic membership is free, but maybe you are interested in more than just being counted. Would you like members-only activities? Discounts? Want to be a truly important part of what we do? Join as a Title Member and strengthen the Pen Parentis community now and into the future! This commitment is 100% tax-deductible and will earn you an authors space on our website. Send us your photo, bio, links to your books and other writing–thank you so much for your support of ALL parents who are writers.

ALL TITLE MEMBERS may attend all Meet-ups and Literary Salons for free. They also get one free entry to the Fellowship (more for higher levels of membership). Choose from Title Membership at one of four levels. Thanks again for helping us create these awesome programs!

In early October, we will raffle off one full registration for the AWP conference that happens annually at the end of March. If you are already registered, you may use this registration to bring along your child or someone to watch your child as you participate. The higher your support level, the more entries in the raffle. You do not have to be present to win. If you can not attend or do not wish to travel, we will give the registration to a different Title Member.

TITLE MEMBERS at the higher levels of FOUNTAIN PEN ($20/month) SHARPENED PENCIL ($15/month) or LAPTOP LEVEL ($150 annual) also enjoy the additional benefits listed below:

  •  One Lit Place, a vibrant online writers’ center, providing writing courses and workshops, coaching and editing services, and an interactive online Writers Lounge is offering Pen Parentis Title members a $30 discount on courses and workshops, and a 12% discount on all writing coaching and editing. Their online courses are perfect for writers who wish to hone their craft, maintain a community, and get specific, individualized help and feedback on your work— on a schedule that works for busy parents. Give your writing career a boost at One Lit Place! 
  •  a 20% discount on BellyFire Productions services for making book promotion videos
  • COMING SOON: the Pen Parentis Writers App and exclusive access to a calendar of writing residencies and colonies that offer special support for writers who are also parents.

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ALL TITLE MEMBERS receive exclusive privileges such as early invitations to special events, raffles for glamorous prizes (we gave away two registrations for the last AWP conference!) and other fancy and/or career-enhancing perks – because we could not survive as an organization without your help. So we thank you with cool stuff. And our thanks. And cheers.

BASIC MEMBERSHIP: We do not discriminate based on income. Basic membership is free, leave your email address and you can join our circle right away. Please us all the resources we have, free of charge. Be counted! We are happy to support you in your time of need, and hope that as your income grows, you will support your community in return. We sincerely hope that your circumstances will soon improve and we will do all we can to help that happen — ! Until then, let’s work together to get your writing career moving!

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