The Society of Southwestern Authors is a nonprofit association of writers, and other publishing professionals, founded in 1972. Its objective is to conduct a program of activities designed to:
 - Promote mutually supportive friendship among writers.
 - Provide recognition of members' achievements.
 - Encourage and assist persons seeking to become published writers.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP is open to any individual who satisfies one of the following qualifications:

On-line Application for Professional Membership
     PDF Application for Professional Membership

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is open to any individual who demonstrates to us an interest in becoming a professional writer:

On-line Application for Associate Membership
PDF Application for Associate Membership


MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES
  • MONTHLY MEETINGS
    The Society holds monthly forums in Tucson featuring programs of interest to writers, providing members and guests with an opportunity to mingle and network with those who have similar interests. A calendar and description of forums are in the Write Word. Please R.S.V.P. forums by Wednesday before the forum by calling 546-9382 or e-mailing forums@ssa-az.org.

  • WRANGLING WITH WRITING WRITERS' CONFERENCE
    Once a year, the Society sponsors a two day Writers' Conference featuring expert speakers on topics of professional interest to writers of every genre. This conference is open to members and nonmembers alike.

  • WRITING CONTEST
    The Society also sponsors a writing contest which includes three categories: short story, personal essay/memoirs, and poetry. It is open to beginning and published authors. Winners receive cash prizes. You do not have to be a member to enter.

  • THE WRITE WORD NEWSLETTER
    The Society publishes The Write Word bi-monthly; it contains information about future events, news about members' activities and achievements, marketing information, and writing tips. SSA members are encouraged to send submissions to The Write Word. Please check the Writers' Guidelines or email the editor for more information.

  • MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
    The Society supplies each member with a roster containing information about the members.

  • MENTORSHIP/WRITING GROUPS
    Professional members offer their help to other SSA members in various writing categories and we are coordinating writing groups that will also be listed The Write Word.
    (NOTE: we are merely listing writing groups here, we do not control their members or message)

LET US HEAR FROM YOU!
If the Society sounds like the kind of organization that you would like to join, fill in the application and return it. If you would like to look us over first, call the Luncheon Reservation Line (546-9382) or e-mail ssabrunches@gmail.com and arrange to attend a meeting (usually third Sunday of the month).
You can also write to the SSA at: P.O. Box 30355, Tucson, AZ 85751-0355
or Email: wporter202@aol.com


- IMPORTANT SSA LINKS -

Metro-Phoenix Chapter of SSA

Wickenburg Chapter of SSA

Santa Cruz Valley Chapter of SSA


Duty, Honor and Valor & other SSA Books

SSA Constitution (updated 11/07)

SSA Board of Directors



Member Sites

special offers

Other Sites of Interest




www.ssa-az.org