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Writers' Resources

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society GLAWS

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What is Your Story?

  • Are you an aspiring writer, looking to write your first novel,
    non-fiction work, screenplay, or author short stories?

  • Are you a serious, active writer looking to enrich your craft?

  • Are you a screenwriter, playwright, poet, or journalist?

  • Do you plan to traditionally publish, Indie, or Self-publish?

  • Are you a professionally-paid writer looking to network with
    other writers and expand your platform and influence?

  • Are you in a related industry, as an editor, publisher, or librarian, interested in supporting writers and their work?

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society™ is for you! GLAWS™ is a 501(c) non-profit that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and improve their knowledge of the craft and business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through Special Speaker Events, genre-specific critique groups, discussion forums, workshops, conferences, and other events that educate and mentor writers in all genres and levels of expertise. Plus, GLAWS sponsors booths at book-selling events to help members promote their platform as a professional author, make new fans, and sell books.

GLAWS Special Speaker Events (SSE) are open to writers of all genres and disciplines, as well as interested parties. Held ten times a year, this is a great venue to meet other writers, editors, agents and expand your knowledge of the craft and business of writing. Attend free before joining.

More resources available from GLAWS

      Women's Fiction Writers Association (WFWA)


Women's Fiction Writers Association was founded in 2013 as a professional, enriching, supportive, and diverse international community for writers of women’s fiction.

We believe that women’s fiction heightens human connection, engenders empathy, and illuminates new perspectives. By consciously supporting all voices and providing tools and resources to rigorously develop craft, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association fosters successful careers, meaningful relationships, and the creation of resonant, diverse stories.

Over a thousand members strong, WFWA is the premier organization for women's fiction.
We are a volunteer-run, welcoming community that purposely fosters a climate of inclusion and opportunity. Members form meaningful connections and experience the diversity of humanity, which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective. 

Whether you are an aspiring, debut, or multi-published author, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association offers resources to help you improve and succeed.

Independent Writers Organization of So. California   (IWOSC)          


IWOSC has been helping writers since 1982! We're one of LA's longest-running professional writers' organizations, providing writers of the greater LA or Southern California area with many opportunities: seminars, panels, brainstorming, discussions, parties, and more!

Here’s what we offer writers and aspiring writers:

Panels & Seminars for writers and publishers to answer writers' questions about:

  • Agents

  • Social networking

  • Blogs

  • Marketing

  • Editing

  • Design

  • Fiction writing

  • Nonfiction writing

  • Magazines

  • Publishing

  • How do I promote my work?

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