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JWKC is now dba: Midwest Children's Authors Guild (MWCAG)
About Us


Our goal as an organization (and as individual members) is to support each other in an environment of trust and teamwork. The Advisory Board consists of both long-standing and newer members who volunteer time to track various issues from membership dues to conference and chapter event planning. Board members participate
on a rotating basis.
The chapter was established to help members succeed and to celebrate all levels of success -- from finishing that first manuscript and landing the first book deal to navigating publishing as a full-time career. While each member’s needs and goals differ, we welcome whatever you have to offer -- be it your experience, expertise, or enthusiasm  JWKC/MCAG is an all volunteer organization.  There is no paid staff. Dues is allocated to program expenses and educational materials.

Benefits and opportunities through JWKC include:
• Networking and support through the private JWKC ListServ
• Member promotion though the JWKC Web site
• Career and skills development with JWKC Events
• Discounted rates for most JWKC/MWG events
(and often first shot at registering for conferences)
• Bi-Annual Chapter critique meetings

Good ideas as we go forward:
Speakers’ Bureau
Genres workshop
Novel revision retreat
Calendar of events highlighting magazine publications, author visits, book releases, local library events, conferences, and other opportunities
We welcome anyone willing to share time and ideas to help drive JWKC/MWCAG and promote its many resources. Got questions? Email us at jwkc@earthlink.net.

Happy writing!

(Stay tuned for announcement about the new board!)