Membership Application Form
Are you interested in joining the Immigrant Writers Association? Great!
Please fill out this form to help us learn more about you.
Your answers will be kept confidential and will support our association in designing better services and programs for the benefit of its members.
IWA Membership Team
Are you a first or second generation Canadian immigrant?
Yes (please continue)
No (we appreciate your interest but according to IWA's mission you are not eligible for membership)
Tell us who you are
(optional) Website/ Blog even if it's in another language and not related to writing
Where in Canada do you live?
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Your Writing Journey
In what phase are you on your writing journey?
I'm a published author/writer
I'm an aspiring author/writer
I wrote short essays but never got published
What type of books/ essays do you write? Please select all that apply.
If you're a published author/writer, how and where was your work published? Please select all that apply.
Mainstream print magazines
Online magazines with a lot of website visitors/ subscribers
Blogs with important following
Your Writer's Needs
What are your needs as an (upcoming) author/writer at this stage of your journey? Please select all that apply.
Get more clarity about what I want to write
Overcome procrastination & fear
Need to learn writing techniques specific to my book genre
Better command of the language I use for writing
Get feedback on my writing
Stay connected with a group of like-minded people
Keep the momentum (find time for writing)
Understand the publishing landscape
Learn about self-publishing
Find beta readers
Book formatting software/ Formatter
Book cover designer/ alternatives
Promote my book(s)
Find readers/ book buyers
How to get my books in bookstores/ libraries
Find venues for book signings
Increase my visibility as an author/ writer
Understand my rights and other legal aspects related to writing
Writer's business skills: taxes, web design, copywriting, newsletter, social media, etc.
Create additional streams of income to support my writing
What type of membership are you interested in? You can find the benefits for each type at:
Based on the skills you have and/or the ones you would like to improve, are you interested in volunteering for IWA? We don't plan to overwhelm our members, yet we would appreciate any support we can get. If you are doing a great job, IWA could provide a letter of reference.
Do you offer professional services that could benefit writers?
Yes (there is a separate Partnership form at
Immigrant Writers Association
If your application is accepted, what are your expectations from the Immigrant Writers Association?
Thank you for your interest! We'll be in touch.
IWA Membership Team
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