Gulf Coast Authors

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Gulf Coast Authors was founded in 2003 (originally under the name of Author! Author!) to foster the development, promotion, distribution and marketing of local authors' work; to provide encouragement and inspiration to those authors as they write and submit their work for publication; and to provide a support network for those authors. Gulf Coast Authors is independent of any other local writers' group.

Membership Requirements

To be eligible for membership you must:

  • have written or edited, published or been paid for or be actively pursuing paid publication for one of more of the following: a book, anthology, short story, column, play, television or film script, two poems, technical writing, or such other paid writing as may be deemed acceptable by the membership committee.  (Self-publishing is an acceptable method of publication for membership.)
  • be able to consistently participate in meetings and group events.  Each member must attend a minimum of two of the six scheduled meetings each year.
  • submit a complete application (available by clicking here) listing verifiable published works and two copies of your most recent publication.

The addition of new members involves the following:

  • Applications for membership are reviewed and approved by the board of directors and must meet all membership requirements. 
  • Applicants will be notified by letter of their acceptance or rejection.

Member Dues/Fees

Annual membership dues are $50.  Annual dues are paid on March 1 of each year.  New membership dues are pro-rated for that year. 

Individual fees are based on the cost of each sales event.

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