Become a COFW Member!

COFW membership is a rolling year based on when you join. Price is $50 per year, or $25 if you are a student. Members must renew in the anniversary month of their joining to retain access to the members-only Facebook group and email list-serve. A grace period is extended to the end of the month after that. All members must be at least 18 years old.

We encourage prospective members to join us at two meetings of their choice to decide if membership can help you on your writing journey. We continue to offer our meetings in a hybrid format–both by Zoom and alternating between the Dayton area in odd months, and the Columbus area in the even months. If you are interested in attending in person, check our home page for where we are meeting next, and what our program is. If you are interested in attending via Zoom, then please email The link is typically created a few days before the meeting.


Membership Benefits

Membership benefits include:

  • FREE Monthly workshops on topics related to writing craft of the business side of being an author
  • FREE twice-monthly plotting/brainstorming meetings (one virtual, one in the Dayton area)
  • FREE Group writing sprints on the Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when someone volunteers to kick them off at 7:05 PM EST, with the final sprint at 8:35 PM EST. Write 20 minutes, rest 10, and repeat (the Pomodoro Timer method)
  • FREE Monthly motivational word count competition
  • FREE access to published authors for information and advice
  • FREE access to information on contests and other paths to publication
  • FREE publicity copies of members’ published works at times
  • DISCOUNTED fee if you sign up for the online monthly workshops we periodically host


For questions regarding membership to COFW, please contact Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may qualify as a business expense.

If you have any questions about COFW before joining, please feel free to contact us.


Join using the Paypal button below!

When you have finished the PayPal transaction, please use the option to return to the “merchant” page to complete Step 2, supplying the details needed to fully unlock the power of your membership.

Central Ohio Fiction Writers
P.O. Box 24254
Dayton, Ohio 45424

President: Owen Hayes
Secretary: Sandy Kachurek
Treasurer: Stacy McKitrick

Feel free to contact any of the members listed above!
Thank you!


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