The Nebraska Writers Guild, Inc, is a professional association for writers of all disciplines, literary agents, educators, publishers, librarians, and youth who are interested in promoting the craft of writing in Nebraska.
Founded in 1925, NWG is one of the oldest continuous writers’ organization in the country. It counts among its charter members Bess Streeter Aldrich, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, John G. Neihardt, Louise Pound, Mari Sandoz, and A.E. Sheldon (chair of the Nebraska State Historical Society). Residing in New York, Willa Cather (pictured) was one of the first members to sign up.
During that first year, two of NWG’s members made the Los Angeles Public Library’s and Saturday Review of Literature’s list of ten writers most representative of American life and 25 members appeared in Who’s Who in America.
That prestigious quality of writing has continued throughout the years with numerous award-winning authors and genre leaders listed on the rolls of the Nebraska Writers Guild as documented at the Nebraska State Historical Society and in the works collected at the Jane Pope Geske Room in Lincoln’s Bennett Martin Library.
Among the benefits of membership are the Spring and Fall conferences, a quarterly newsletter, an annual magazine, a private email loop for member communication, sponsored speaking opportunities to grow the craft of writing throughout the state.
To learn more about membership in the Nebraska Writers Guild, click here.