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It’s nearly painless

It’s nearly painless to become a Northwest Science Writers Association member and enjoy our members-only e-list, science events and more!

Here’s what you’ll be getting for your $30 annual NSWA dues:

  • Free or discounted admission to an expanding calendar of events: If you’re not a member, you’ll pay the full admission fee for public events. Some events will be exclusively for NSWA members and their guests.
  • NSWA’s members-only mailing list: a membership forum for trading information about upcoming science events as well as job openings, freelance gigs and tips to sharpen your skills.
  • NSWA Member Directory: Paid members may choose to be listed in the NSWA directory for use by fellow members and other folks who might be in the market for a few good writers.
  • The opportunity to have your work highighted in our member writing section, ScienceWire.
  • Members-only discounts for magazine subscriptions and other science-related stuff to come.
  • Connect with other Pacific Northwest freelancers on the Northwest Science Writers Association freelance email list, where we discuss issues facing freelancers in our field and share calls for pitches, fellowship opportunities, and more. Subscribe by sending an email with “Subscribe to NSWA freelance list” in the subject line to freelance @
  • Perhaps most importantly, you’ll have a say in how NSWA operates, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues a whole lot better.

New in 2018-2019: Please consider joining or renewing at the $60 Benefactor level. This includes a $30 donation to support NSWA’s awards programs, including our annual Career Development Awards.

If you have questions or comments, please let us know at

Questions about payments? E-mail NSWA Treasurer Matt Vivion,

You have these payment options:

  1. You can join online.
  2. You can mail us a check. Please include your name, e-mail address, affiliation, address and phone number. Email for the mailing address.