Members Benefits

Make a difference in the future of the Malaysian writing community

While most of our programmes and activities are made available at no cost, there are some privileges for those who register as Society Members. Society Membership is on an annual renewal basis. There are 3 types of Memberships offered:

(1) Full Member
Individuals who fulfill the following criteria: Malaysian citizens or Permanent Residents of full age with at least 1 publication in which they have been credited as author, editor, literary translator/contributor in Approved Publication listed below.

(2) Candidate Member
Individuals who fulfill the following criteria: 1) Malaysian citizens or Permanent Residents of any age who aspires to achieve publication in Approved Publication listed below; or 2) Non-Malaysians of full age who has been resident in Malaysia for a continuous period of at least 1 calendar year, is resident in Malaysia at the time of application, and is involved in the Malaysian writing community.

Note: Candidate Member can upgrade to Full Member. Terms & Conditions apply.

(3) Affiliate Member
Corporate Bodies, Associations or Legal Entities, whether incorporated in Malaysia or otherwise, in that conducts business in the Malaysian Literary & Publishing Industry, who wish to cooperate with MYWriters and agree to abide by Society’s Guidelines and Practices.

Approved Publication
At least 1 publication from any of the categories listed as follow, in which you have been credited as author, editor, literary translator or contributor: 1) Any publication bearing an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), 2) Film, Screen or Play Credits, able to be certified by Producer of Film, TV or Play Production if so required, or 3) Any literary magazine or periodical, in print, eformat or online, which fulfills ALL of the following criteria:-

  • has been in publication for a minimum period of 5 years;
  • has published at least 20 issues since its commencement; and
  • is a paying market, i.e. pays for written contributions by way of monetary compensation.

Why Be A Member?

Society Membership is voluntary and highly recommended. Your application to Malaysian Writers Society is an introduction to a community of writers who are committed to the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence in growing the writing industry in our country. You’ll also be able to enjoy the following privileges:

BENEFITS

FULL MEMBER CANDIDATE MEMBER
ONLINE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Access to members-only features on MYWriters website, YouTube Channel, and other online platforms

MYWRITERS MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS
Organized exclusively for members such as:

  • Book Sales (booth at #ArtforGrabs, KLIBF)
  • Writing Retreats
  • Mass Book Launches (first half of every year)

Additional Terms & Conditions may apply.

MYWRITERS PUBLIC EVENTS
50% off any charges for events such as MYWritersFest every October; Mass Book Launch, Author Meet & Greet Sessions; Workshops, Seminars/Talks, Forums, and Trainings, etc.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES in EMERGING WRITERS ANTHOLOGY
Opportunity to be published in MYWriters annual Emerging Writers Anthology. Exclusively for writers with no previous publication

GENERAL PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities to be published in MYWriters publications such as MYWritersZine, MYWriters annual Malaysian Writers Anthology etc.

RESOURCES, ADVICE & COUNSEL (to be implemented soon)
Access to quick legal advice, publishing advice, participation in critique groups, mentorship programs etc.

GROUP OUTINGS/TRIPS (to be implemented soon)
Group discounts/privileges when attending literary events such as George Town Literary Fest, Cooler Lumpur, Ubud Writers Fest, Singapore Writers Fest, Asia Pacific Writers & Translators (APWT) conference, etc.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
Invitation to speak at festivals/events through MYWriters

PROFILE/BOOK LISTING (to be implemented soon)
Listing on MYWriters website – Members’ profile, photo, online book sale link, and social media/website link

REPRESENTATION (to be implemented soon)
MYWriters represents writers at International Book Fairs to seek literary representation overseas and promote awareness on members’ books/works