Potential New Members: Read our MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM, then fill in and mail the application.
Members benefits: Also read "Current Members" info below.
- At the State level:
Writing Contests with a discount on entry fees for
Yearbook with anthology and membership directory
Website offers up-to-date information about
club activities and history, Member News, links to other sites
of interest to members, and the online Kansas Authors Historical
- At the District
conducted by successful authors
Contests for members
Meetings and workshops
of writing contests other than those of KAC
suggestions for member manuscripts
critique from fellow writers
- At the Local Level
communities have Monthly meetings for sharing,
critiques, poetry readings, etc.
Anyone interested in writing may apply for
membership in the Kansas Authors Club.
Membership requirements were changed by an amendment to the bylaws
at the Annual Meeting on October 5, 2003. Submission
of writing samples is no longer required.
in the Kansas Authors Club is from January 1 through December 31
each year, and renewing member dues
are payable between January 1 and March 31
Junior (Student through 12th grade): $10.00
FAMILY: $50.00 (a family is defined as a couple living in the same household or a couple or single parent with children up to age 18 who wish to lsted as KAC members)
Example: Jones Family: Bob,Dee, Jack, Jill
—25% of the state dues are returned to the Districts for local expenses
IF you are over age 80 you may remain a Kansas Authors Club member, dues free after being a paid member for at least five years.
We ask that you continue to return a MEMBERSHIP FORM each year, checking "Octogenarian" status, to keep us apprised of any
address changes and your continuing interest in maintaining KAC membership.
MEMBERS can fill out appropriate parts of the linked MEMBERSHIP FORM (PDF file)
A PDF viewer is available for free download online from Adobe.
NEW MEMBERS are welcome to join us at any time. If
you wish to become a NEW MEMBER or renew a LAPSED membership, fill
out the MEMBERSHIP FORM (PDF file).
A PDF viewer is available for free download online from Adobe. Also, application for new membership may be made directly to the Chairperson
for New Members.
about renewing membership:
Are you an active member of the KAC? The by-laws require everyone, including those with Octogenarian or Exempt status, to send in an annual renewal form and any applicable fees by March 31 in order to be considered active. (The obvious exception is those who have paid for multiple years). Unfortunately, the by-laws further state that anyone who has not renewed by December 31 will be dropped. This means no more newsletters or yearbook, and no discount for contest fees.
KAC spends much unnecessary money when newsletters and yearbooks are returned, and that is why it is important to send changes of residential (and email) addresses to the Financial Secretary. For individuals who qualify as a member, but don’t pay dues, it is still required that you send your yearly renewal form to update your information, and to indicate that you still wish to be a member. Recently an obituary appeared in the newspaper indicating that the person was a long-term, active member of the KAC. Sadly, she was not because her last renewal was for 2010.
Please contact me via info in my Officers listing if you are not sure if you have renewed your membership for the current year. We don’t want to lose you!
—Vicki Julian, KAC Financial Secretary