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Benefits of Membership

Palm Springs Writers Guild

Two Levels of Annual PSWG Membership: Regardless of your membership level in the Palm Springs Writers Guild, you will gain access to a myriad of benefits and opportunities.


  • Professional Networking and Collaboration opportunities to engage with industry leaders, experts, and resources
  • Engagement with your writing, publishing community

Member Benefits

  • 10 Online, General Speaker Events the first Saturday of the month featuring industry leaders, experts, and resources. Free for members – Non-members pay $25.
  • 10 Online, In-Person Workshops led by the Speaker – See two membership categories for member and non-member price structure for workshops. Speaker workshop fees for members are from  $0 (Premium Membership) to $80 (Standard Membership), and Non-members pay an additional $75.
  • Annual writing contests judged by professionals to further your writing skills and build your resume - with cash prizes.
  • Monthly writing challenges get written feedback from a professional editor.
  • Online Labs are open to members and to non-members at a higher rate. Members pay $55, and Non-members pay $110.
  • Access to Members Only Critique Groups across the Coachella Valley – Opportunity to participate in unique and fun virtual events organized by members to critique writing.
  • Access to Members Only Section on Website – with member roster, bylaws, strategic plan, the board of directors meeting minutes.
  • Access to Mentoring on the PSWG website by request (fiction or nonfiction) at no cost: we will pair you with a member who can mentor you in an area of your interest. 

Regular casual networking events to share and commiserate with fellow local writers, as well as other events scheduled for writers to gather and discuss projects in a fun atmosphere. Fees vary.


  • All benefits of Basic Membership
  • All 10 Speaker Workshops are included with this one membership fee.
  • Premium membership is a great value!