Missouri Writers Guild’s Professional Membership

by George Sirois

George Sirois self-published his first novel "From Parts Unknown" in November of 2002, which has been re-written into a five-part eBook serial. The Omnibus Edition of the serial was released on eBook in November 2015, and will be available on paperback in 2016. When he first self-published his Young Adult/Science-Fiction novel "Excelsior" in July of 2010, it was named "Top Pick" by Night Owl Reviews and a quarter-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Its current incarnation (re-released by Rocking Horse Publishing) is a semi-finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards. George's writing has also been seen on 411Mania.com and Booktrib.com as a featured columnist. After living in New York City for most of his life, George and his wife and their two dogs now happily call St. Louis, MO their home. In his spare time, George is an avid cinephile, a collector of film scores, a lifelong fan of the New York Giants, and enjoys West Coast Swing dancing.

September 8, 2017

From the MWG By Laws (Updated June 1, 2017):

A professional member is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, has all voting rights, may have a listing on the Speakers’ Bureau, and is eligible to participate in marketing events (such as the Missouri Library Conference or Kansas City Literature Festival).

Membership requirement for this level is to be a friend to the writing industry without actually making a living as a writer. This includes: instructor, editor, proofreader, publisher, cover designer, web designer, photographer, illustrator, librarian, bookstore owner/manager, publicist, agent, audiobook narrator, audiobook producer, or anyone involved in a field requiring the patronage of writers to either present a work of the best possible quality, or provide professionally prepared marketing materials.

Members’ information will be added to the Members Only section of the Missouri Writers Guild website to ensure accessibility, and members will be required to provide up-to-date information at all times.

Professional Members are under no obligation to provide a discount of any kind for their services.

A portfolio of the applicant’s work will be requested.

[First time Professional Members pay $40, Renewal $30]

 

For further questions, please contact George Sirois, MWG President, at president@missouriwritersguild.org.

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