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Join the Board of Directors

Interested in becoming a PSWG Assistant/Coordinator on the PSWG Board of Directors?

Now’s the time to apply!

Members are the heart of PSWG's work. And our member volunteers help pump the blood. Because of the contributions of volunteers' time, talent, and expertise, PSWG can lead the industry of writers toward a world where our writers have the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the industry of writers.

PSWG is currently recruiting new Assistants/Coordinators for our Board of Directors based upon the PSWG Bylaws for our fiscal year 2018-2019 (being September 8, 2018 through June 30, 2019). Volunteering in this capacity will allow you to:

Give back to the PSWG community by assisting in shaping the future of PSWG and independent writers’.

Share your voice by taking an active role in identifying independent writers’ trends and issues.

Make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside other members in the community of writers. This will help broaden your network and build lasting friendships with other thought leaders.

We're seeking to build an energetic, inclusive, and innovative corps of PSWG volunteers and Assistants/Coordinators on the PSWG Board of Directors. If this is an opportunity that interests you, we hope you'll apply to openings on the following Positions:

Assistant to:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President, Membership
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Vice President Contests
  • Vice President Education and Training
  • Vice President Communications
  • Vice-President Critique Groups

Please submit your name and contact information to Vice President VPpswg@gmail.com indicating which positions(s) you may be interested in volunteering.

These proposed Assistant/Coordinator positions will be implemented at the September 8, 2018 PSWG General Meeting after such changes to the ByLaws are voted on and approved by 2/3 of our attending membership.

Bootcamps


More bootcamps to be announced very soon. Please check back for this popular PSWG event.

Author of the Month

Georg E. Pedersen

We all have a story to tell. Mine is a sea story that started in 1948 when I turned 14 and no further education was available to me. My father gave me two choices, “STAY HOME FISHING, OR SHIP OUT.” For the next 48 years I sailed the Seven Seas carrying cargo from one country to another. The ships became my home and floating workplace. Going ashore in foreign ports, I was never more than a taxi ride away from home. I learned at an early age to respect different people and their cultures, and I witnessed their struggles first hand. Being a merchant seaman is not for everybody but once it’s in your blood you don’t want to do anything else. I always felt I had one of the best and most exciting jobs, from Deck Boy to Captain, on 62 different ships visiting 173 ports in 73 countries, some many times over. When I began the world was busy rebuilding after WWII a great time to be young, single, and adventurous. It was a time that can never be repeated.


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