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Join CWIP today!

Take advantage of the valuable resources CWIP has to offer—career support, ongoing education, exciting new experiences, professional inspiration, a chance to socialize with colleagues, and more! Our members are women and men in journalism, book publishing, public relations, corporate communications, marketing, editing, technology, education, indexing, and other fields related to the publishing industry.

CWIP offers several categories of membership:

Premium Membership
$135 per year (best value—includes free admittance to monthly educational programs).

Basic Membership
$95 per year (includes reduced rate for educational programs).

Affiliate Membership
$65 per year (must live more than 100 miles from Chicago).

Student/Senior Membership
$45 per year (school registration information or proof of age 65 and over required with payment).

Corporate Membership
$250 per year (Membership belongs to the organization, includes Premium Membership benefits for three members of your organization, and is transferable if staff changes.)

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To pay by check or money order, download member application form here.

Member benefits include:

CWIP's bi-monthly newsletter, Clips

Free access to Jobvine, CWIP's online job listing service

Discounted admission to programs and events

CWIP's online membership directory—a great networking resource!

CWIP's online freelance directory, which lists CWIP freelancers and their specialties

Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) Partner Program: CWIP offers reduced-rate membership to SPAN, SPAN offers access to health insurance options.

CWIP Listserv, a valuable resource for industry news and discussion with peers (open to nonmembers to learn more about CWIP)

Opportunities to network with others in the publishing industry

"I joined CWIP to stay in touch with the publishing community and to sharpen my skills. I not only accomplished those goals but also gained confidence in my abilities and made good friends and professional contacts."

-Betty Hintch, Editor, Douglas Publications Inc.