We welcome your participation in the WTAW community. We appreciate creative thinkers, lovers of literature, and those who want to expand literary citizenship. We value community members who are representative of all backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to diversity of ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, and socioeconomics.
There are many ways to get involved. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, WTAW can always use your financial support. Your donations are tax exempt to the fullest extent of the law and will enable us to execute on our mission to support writers, foster literary community, inspire a passion for literature through book publishing and through our national neighborhood of premiere live author readings. You can make a contribution directly online here, or if you prefer, mail your check to WTAW Press, PO Box 2825, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.
WTAW is an organization made up completely of volunteers. We invite highly-motivated people who are interested in nonprofit communications, marketing, community relations, audience development, literary community building, event planning, and literary publishing to get in touch with us. Please note that all available positions are unpaid (though we are pleased to assist with helping you obtain college credit, if that is an option), are part-time, involving around 10-20 hours of work per week, and require that you use your own computer to complete tasks remotely, in most cases. We look for creative self-starters who are comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration, and who are flexible and willing to take on multiple tasks as they arise. Positions currently available include publicity and marketing assistants, social media and content editor, webmaster, development activities assistant, and editorial assistant. We are looking for a couple new first readers: see the job description here. If you are interested in learning more please contact Peg Alford Pursell.
Other ways to get involved include purchasing our books, adopting our books for your classes, discussing our books at your book clubs, writing reviews of our books, and simply telling others about our books. Attending our readings at any of our locations is a wonderful way to become part of the community. Try one of our workshops or classes or gift them to someone else. We love to connect with you at book fairs, too. And if you're a writer and have a manuscript you think is ready for publication, be sure to send it our way during one of our open submission periods.