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MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

Be a traditionally published author, Whitney finalist or winner, an author who has a signed contract with a publisher or who is represented by a literary agent, or an indie author who meets the below-listed criteria, or who meets other standards determined by the Board of Directors; and who pays the annual dues set by the Board of Directors.

Criteria for membership:

  1. Traditionally Published: Have a book published through a traditional publisher, which must include a submission and acceptance/rejection process, an editorial process, cover and design work, printing, and distribution of the book by publisher for profit.
    (A traditional publisher should bear all the costs of printing and publication, and must publish at least three books a year.)
  2. Independently Published: Have a professional edit of the qualifying book. (Proof will be required.) Self-published your book, either in print, ebook, or audio format. Made $250 net profit on the sale of your book, either in print, ebook, or audio format or a combination of the three.
  3. Agented or Under Contract: Have a signed contract with a traditional publisher for the publication of one or more titles that meet the criteria.OR have a contract of representation from a literary agent working with you on at least one full and completed manuscript.

For a book to qualify under any of the above, it must be:

  • Published within the past five years.
  • 50K words for adult book or 20k words for children’s book.*
  • Written by the applicant. Books in which an author compiles stories, experiences, or the like from various other authors are not eligible.

*Picture books, co-authored books, and other various situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Required Field ---You must not own, be employed by, nor be involved with manuscript approval for a publishing company, nor have done so for the past twelve months at the time of membership application or re-application.

Purpose of Storymakers Guild
Our purpose as an organization is three-fold:

Encourage and support fellow writers
Strengthen literacy in our communities
Raise the quality of Latter-Day Saint literature

For these reasons, we reach out to authors and help them improve their craft. We believe the more people become comfortable with a pen and a book, the more civilized our society will grow.

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Required Field-- (Click and drag lower right corner to make larger.) IF PUBLISHED: List book TITLE with AMAZON LINK (If INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED this title must be professionally edited and have earned $250 net profit). IF AGENTED/CONTRACTED: List name of AGENT and/or EDITOR along with their WEBSITE LINKS. Failure to include this information may delay your membership. We will be contacting you by email to verify and obtain additional information.

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