Filling out our Membership Form will make you a Prospective Member, but to become an Active Member of Nevermore Edits, you must attend at least one Workshop at any location.
Please read through the details below.
Who Can Join Nevermore Edits?
Anyone may join Nevermore Edits at any time. There are no annual dues or hidden fees. You only need an email address to be a part of Nevermore Edits. If you do not have one, we can help you create one for free.
How Do I Join Nevermore Edits?
In order to join, you must attend at least one Workshop at any location. During or after this Workshop, you must provide at least (1) your name and (2) your email address, in writing, to the Nevermore Edits Secretary. You can fill in the form at the bottom of this page, or you can hand it to your local Workshop Scribe, who will then send it into the Secretary. You are a prospective member of Nevermore Edits from the moment you hand in your information. Welcome!
Your name and personal information will be added to the Nevermore Edits Member Database (NEMD) within 48 hours of the Secretary receiving it. (So if you handed in your information to your local Workshop Scribe, this process may take longer than 48 hours).
Member information is kept private and will not be sold or shared.
Upon joining Nevermore Edits, each member receives the following benefits:
A Nevermore Edits sticker.
The right to have their submitted works of literature critiqued during Workshops.
Connections to other writers, editors, and publishers, some of whom attend Workshops regularly.
Seasonally, a free copy of the Corvidae Courier, either handed to you personally or mailed to your mailing address (provided you’ve given us one).
Each member has the right to vote for the leaders of their local Workshop and for the Officers of the Executive Committee. Every year, once per year, elections are held to determine who will lead Nevermore Edits and its workshops during the following year. You may vote only once for each available position.
Members may join the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI) as an Affiliate Member of Nevermore Edits by turning in an Affiliate Member application and applicable dues either to the Treasurer of Nevermore Edits or to the Treasurer of OWFI.
All you are expected to do as a member is to participate in Nevermore Edits activities. That’s it!
Participation means attendance or quality of engagement at Nevermore Edits meetings or events. Participation does not require you to read all of the works up for critique at Workshops that you attend. Members are never required to read anything that they are not comfortable reading.
Each member is expected to update their personal information once per year with the Nevermore Edits Secretary. This can be done online (e.g., form or email), or it can be done verbally by telling your local Workshop Scribe “No updates this year.” If you do have any changes to make to your information on the NEMD, the Secretary will make these changes within 48 hours of their having received it.
How Do I Quit Nevermore Edits?
We’ll be very sad to see you go, but quitting Nevermore Edits is as easy as joining it.
In order to resign from Nevermore Edits, all you have to do is send a message to the Secretary saying that you would like to resign. This can be as simple as a torn scrap of paper that reads “I resign,” or it can be as involved as an essay emailed to the Secretary explaining the reason for your resignation. It has to be in writing, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Members who do not participate in Nevermore Edits activities for a period of two years or more risk being removed from Nevermore Edits due to lack of communication. It’s easy to stay a part of Nevermore Edits, even if you move out of town. Just keep your information updated with the Secretary every six months, and you’ll never even go inactive.
Don’t worry if you forget. We’ll remind you. Just make sure we have your email address right in the NEMD.
Can I Be Kicked Out?
Yes, in two ways:
You have to have been inactive and out of touch with our Secretary for two-and-a-half years or more.
You have to be in violation of our Harassment Policy. It’s a part of our bylaws, so make sure you read that section if you’re unsure what harassment means.
Ready to Join?
Please fill out the form below, or provide these details to your local Scribe.
See you soon!