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Membership FAQ - Click on a question for more information!

I haven't published anything. Can I join NCW?

Yes! Northern Colorado Writers is for anyone who loves the craft of writing. Some of our members are published authors, but many are not—or at least not yet! Our goal is to foster writing talent and ability, regardless of publication status. If you write, you're a writer. And if you're a writer, you should join NCW!

Am I an active NCW member?

The best way to find out if you're an active member is to email the Membership Coordinator, Bonnie McKnight, at

How do I renew my membership?

You'll need to log in to your account, which you can do at the top right of the screen.

Your username is your email address. If you can't remember your password, you'll have to click on "Forgot password" and follow the instructions there.

Once you're logged in, click on the "View Profile" link found in the same area (top right of the screen).

On that page you should see a big blue button that says "RENEW TO [date]." That'll take you to a page where you can update your bio and pay for your next year's membership. Then you're all set for another year of great NCW benefits!

New Member FAQ

How do I update my bio?

Click on the small blue square in the upper corner of your screen, then click the View Profile link. This will take you to the My Profile page, where you can click the blue Edit Profile button. Here you can edit any information field. If you click on the Privacy link under the Edit Profile button, you can change which of these fields are visible to other members, anyone, or no one. Make sure to click Save after making any changes!

How can I get my published works listed on the NCW Member Book Library?

Email director Amy Rivers at with a list of your published works.

I offer services for writers. How can I list my services on your website?

NCW members can access our Member Services page. If you are an NCW member who provides assistance such as editing, proofreading, formatting, or book design, send a short description of your work to our Membership Coordinator, Bonnie McKnight, at

For any other membership-related questions, please email the Membership Coordinator, Bonnie McKnight, at


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