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The Public Safety Writers Association is open to writers of both fiction and non-fiction who either are members of a public safety organization or who write in the crime, mystery, and/or public safety genres. The organization is also open to illustrators, photographers, cartoonists, editors and publishers. Both published and non-published writers are welcome.

Dues: The basic writer membership fee is $55.00 per year, with two- and three-year memberships available for $100.00 and $135.00, respectively.

Membership benefits include:

So You’ve Written a Book, Now What? This 18-page booklet is intended to help writers explore the various available publishing options, answering the all important questions:

(1) How much control you wish to have over the publishing of your book

(2) How and when you wish to receive the money your book will generate

(3) How soon you want your book to be published

(4) How involved you wish to be in the marketing of your book

This booklet is exclusively available to members of the Public Safety Writers Association.

Writing Competition

All members in good standing of PSWA are eligible to enter an annual writing competition. Entry requirements and an entry form are posted on this website. Click on “Writing Competition.”

Manuscript Review

All new and renewing members may take advantage of a one-time manuscript review by one of the association’s published authors. Details about the review process and a submission form are posted on this website. Click on “Manuscript Review.”

Annual Conference

All members in good standing are invited to attend the PSWA annual conference. Check the “Conference” webpage for details on dates and place.


All members of PSWA are welcome to participate in our website’s e-mail listserv, intended to provide networking opportunities for members. Once your membership is established, send an e-mail message to from the e-mail address registered with the association.


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