The Writers & Publishers Network (WPN) is the new name for the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN) effective June 1. 2020. WPN provides information, resources, and opportunities for anyone involved in or interested in publishing, whether they are an author, freelance writer, or own a publishing company. The group encourages the exchange of ideas, information, and other mutual benefits, and provides a website for the purpose of sharing information on writing, marketing, and publishing. It also offers links to research sources, publishers, printers, book marketers and publicists, and other sources that might be important to writers and authors.
WPN Mission Statement
To provide education, information, resources, and a supportive networking environment for creative individuals and small business owners interested in the publishing process.
WPN enters its 25th year in July 2020. The organization was formed to promote an interest in literature, to encourage creative expression, and to help those interested in the arts connect with others for educational purposes and mutual support.
WPN is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Learn about our Board of Directors.
WPN membership dues are $75 per year to join and $65 per year to renew. Students, 25 and under with appropriate ID, have reduced dues of $35 per year. Members receive the monthly WPNews newsletter, as well as access to the meaty, monthly WPN Market Update, a free listing in the Member Directory, discounts on seminars and workshops, as well as the opportunity to list their works in the WPN Catalog of Member Books and Services and to join WPN in book festivals throughout the year. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit www.spawn.org and after June 1, 2020, WritersAndPublishersNetwork.com.