The Writers & Publishers Network (W&PN) (formerly Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network -SPAWN) provides information, resources and opportunities for anyone involved in or interested in publishing, whether they are an author, freelance writer, artist or own a publishing company. W&PN encourages the exchange of ideas, information, and other mutual benefits, and provides a website for the purpose of sharing information on writing, marketing, and publishing. It also offers links to research sources, publishers, printers, the media and other sources that might be important to writers and authors.
W&PN Mission Statement
To provide education, information, resources and a supportive networking environment for creative individuals and small business owners interested in the publishing process.
SPAWN was formed in 1995 to promote an interest in art and literature, to encourage creative expression and to help those interested in the arts connect with others for educational purposes and mutual support. It's name was changed in Spring 2020 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
W&PN is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Learn about our Board of Directors.
W&PN membership dues are $75 per year to join and $65 per year to renew. Students, 25 and under with appropriate ID, have reduced dues of $35 per year. Members receive the monthly W&PNews newsletter, as well as access to the meaty, monthly W&PN Market Update, a free listing in the Member Directory, discounts on seminars and workshops, as well as the opportunity to list their works in the W&PN Online Catalog of Member Books and Services and to join SPAWN in book festivals throughout the year.
To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit the Membership page.