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New Members

We generally process new memberships twice a month, in the middle and at the end of each calendar month. You’ll receive a welcome email at most five days after the end of the period in which you join. In some cases you may hear from us sooner.

Our newsletter team will lightly edit text for style and fit but largely run introductions as submitted. We generally list each member’s city as provided in your mailing address; let us know if we should list a different city than the one that appears above or if you do not want us to include this information. After publication in the newsletter, the welcome column may also be shared on PENchat, our members-only discussion list.

If you prefer not to be featured in the new member column, please enter “N/A” to let us know.
Volunteer roles include both one-time commitments, such as helping at events, and ongoing roles, such as editing for the PEN newsletter.
To complete your registration, please check the box above to acknowledge that as a member, you agree to abide by the PEN Code of Conduct.

Note: After you submit your registration form, you will be directed to our payment page. You may pay instantly online or by mail with a check. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received in full.