CWA Membership Application & Renewal

Join the international professional writers’ association that provides news, information, and education to the public on all aspects of cats!


Renewals are closed for the 2021 year. If you need to renew or pay back dues, or if you have questions about membership or the application process, please email the CWA Secretary. If you have questions about payment or how to make a payment, please email the CWA Treasurer.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make check out to “Cat Writers Association” and mail to:
c/o Katherine Kern
10500 Silkwood Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63114


Are you considering joining us? We’re glad to meet you! 

Before applying, please familiarize yourself with our membership requirements.

New members are required to submit:

  • dues ($30 membership, $10 non-refundable processing fee)
  • a completed application (see below)
  • work samples

Your application will be reviewed by our membership committee. If approved, you will be notified by the CWA secretary and welcomed into the Cat Writers’ Association as a member. If your application is not approved, you will receive notification. Please be aware that incomplete applications cannot be considered for membership.

CWA New Member Application

If possible, please submit your qualifying work samples in digital format (links to online samples, pdf files, epub or other common ebook formats for books, etc.) using the form below. If needed, this application is also available as a PDF file.

If you need help selecting a member sponsor, email our secretary at
Please remember to submit your work samples! As we improve our website, you can send them directly to and reference the date of your new membership application.


Please provide your work samples as indicated in the link above. You may provide them via links, a file upload, or email them to our secretary at
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
If you'd prefer to upload your materials, please do so here.


Price: $ 40.00
The $40 new member fee includes a $10 non-refundable application fee and a $30 membership fee. Please pay via PayPal (top of this page) once you submit this application using the button below.


If you prefer to pay by check, please make check out to “Cat Writers Association” and mail to:
c/o Katherine Kern
10500 Silkwood Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63114

Membership Dues

All payments must be made in U.S. Funds only via PayPal, or you can send check, cash, or money order drawn in US funds. Please email our secretary for information on sending a check. 

All memberships must be renewed annually in full for $30 by December 31 of the year preceding the membership year.

New member dues are $40 (includes $10 non-refundable application processing fee and the $30 annual membership fee). If your membership application is approved in the last two months of the fiscal year (November 1 to December 31) you will automatically become a member for the following full year.

If the CWA Membership Committee declines your application, $30 of your $40 fee will be refunded to you.

Send your completed application, along with your work samples, to the CWA Secretary, who will review your materials and pass them along to the CWA Membership Committee. The Membership Committee has 7 days to decide whether or not to accept your application. You will be notified as soon as the Committee has made its decision.

For further information, or if you have questions, email the CWA Secretary.