MWA Membership Application

PLEASE NOTE:  THE NATIONAL OFFICE IS MOSTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. IF YOU ARE JOINING MWA, PLEASE EMAIL US THE COMPLETED APPLICATION AND USE THE MWA STORE TO PAY YOUR DUES.  UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT PROCESS CREDIT CARDS WHILE THE OFFICE IS CLOSED.

Application and Payment Information

You may fill the form in online (you must print it and either mail or fax it to us or save to your computer and email it), print an application form and fill in by hand or write us (address below) to ask for one.  If you are scanning the application to email to us, please save it as a pdf file and not a jpg – jpg files do not print clearly.

If you are applying for Active Status membership for the first time, please make sure you include the information regarding your professional credits (within the genre).

Completed application forms should be sent to the same address. You may also fax your application to 212-888-8107 or email it to: mwa@mysterywriters.org

All memberships and membership classifications must be approved by the MWA Board. Dues for all categories of membership are $115 per term.

There is no initiation fee.

You may pay online via the MWA store; otherwise please include a check or money order for your first year’s dues, made out to Mystery Writers of America, with your application.

STEP 1 Click here to download the membership application. Fill the form in online and print it out and either email, snail mail or fax it to us. If you are scanning the application to email to us, please save it as a pdf file and not a jpg – jpg files do not print clearly.

STEP 2 Mail Applications and Requests to: Mystery Writers of America 1140 Broadway, Suite 1507 New York NY 10001

STEP 3 If you are paying by check, please make sure you include it with your membership application. If you want to pay via credit card or PayPal, please use the MWA store. If you are making this purchase on behalf of another individual, please enter that person’s name in the Additional Comments area so we can match the payment with the application.