How to Join

To become a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. contact the branch nearest you. The branch will welcome you to a branch event and will help you complete the application and eligibility credentials forms. Download the membership package for more information and an application blank. Please scroll down for specific summaries of eligibility requirements.

If there is not a branch near you, you can join us and enjoy full membership benefits as a member-at-large. Download the membership package for more information and an application blank. Please contact us if you have questions.

Are you already a member and need to change your status or add a classification? The membership package contains the forms you will need. For a transfer form, click here.

The following are summaries of eligibility and qualification requirements. The application form contains detailed information. The National Membership Committee is flexible to developing new categories.

Letters – Professional women eligible for letters membership include authors, co-authors, advertising sales promoters, compilers, dramatists, editors, genealogists, lecturers, librettists, lyric writers, periodical writers, photo journalists, poets, press writers, script writers for communication media or motion pictures, research workers, and musicologists. Required credentials must include proof of publication and payment.

Art – Professional women eligible for the art membership include architects, cartoonists, craftswomen, designers, graphic artists, illustrators, painters, photographers, and sculptors. Credentials submitted must include proof of payment for works or services and, for exhibiting artists, proof of work accepted in three juried exhibitions. In addition, the painter, sculptor, craftsman, or graphic artist must show proof of work accepted for at least three select juried exhibitions.

Composition in Music and Dance ~ Professional women eligible for the music membership may present original compositions or original creative arrangements that have been professionally published or performed in a public forum. Choreographers shall present notated scores or video or filmed performances. Credentials shall be accompanied by proof of payment, or salary, for creating and directing the work submitted.

Download Membership Package on the upper right of this page.

Please submit completed applications to a branch membership chair. Once submitted to the branch, a membership chair person can forward the application to the appropriate credential facilitator.

Current Credentials Officers:

National Art Credentials

Patricia Setser
Jacksonville, Florida Branch

National Letters Credentials

Kelly Ann Compton
Denver, Colorado Branch

National Music Credentials

Marcia Foster Dunscomb
Tyrone, Georgia Branch