There is a current workshop member with the same first and last name and/or the same e-mail address that you have just submitted for a new membership. If you are a current member but have forgotten your password or log-in name, please use the password/ID request form (or contact us) and do not submit this form. If you have deleted your membership and now wish to reinstate it, contact us and we will set you up again; do not submit this form.
However, if you just happen to have the same name as a current member, please add your middle name to the first-name text box or otherwise differentiate your name from the current member's. This will prevent confusion in the future. Then go ahead and click on the "Next Step" button to join the workshop.
If you are using the same e-mail address as a current member (for example, sharing a household or classroom account), no problem. Just go ahead and click on the "Next Step" button to join the workshop.
Scholarships and Gift MembershipsOur scholarship fund provides free memberships or financial aid to active, review-contributing members who cannot pay the full fee themselves--for example, dedicated members in countries where exchange rates and the local value of the U.S. dollar place our fee completely out of reach.
Gift memberships: To pay online, use the "gift membership" buttons below, or send a check or money order. Note in the PayPal online payment form, or on the check or money order, that the membership is a gift and who it's for (username or member name). Let us know if you want to remain anonymous. We will acknowledge your gift as well as notifying the recipient.
PayPal: Contribute $5 or more with a credit card or bank account for free via this online service.
Check or Money Order: You can add a scholarship donation to your membership payment by check or money order, or send in a separate check or money order. Just note the scholarship donation on the memo line.
Send check or money order to:
Online Writing Workshops
229 Bradley's Crossing Road, Stop 19
East Chatham, New York 12060
To apply for a scholarship: Just contact our support staff and explain your circumstances. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the workshop staff, and take into account the member's history in the workshop, review activity, and community participation. We may or may not be financially able to award a scholarship at any time (based on level of contributions.)