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 $25 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.
  • In the longer term, we’re also considering other ways to further the state of science communication in the Northwest, such as academic or professional scholarships.
  • 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.

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

Questions about payments? E-mail NSWA Treasurer David Ansley,

You have three payment options:

  1. You can join NSWA ($25) and pay for events at an event. Pay-at-the-door surcharge may apply. Sorry, but we can’t take credit cards at the door; please have checks made out in advance.
  2. You can join online.
  3. You can mail us a check. Please include your name, e-mail address, affiliation, address and phone number. Send a $25 check to David Ansley, NSWA Treasurer, 13205 Madison Ave. NE, Bainbridge, Island, WA 98110.