Colorado Authors' League (CAL)
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If accepted, would you like to receive CAL's newsletter in email format only? ____Yes____No
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Proposed by CAL member: ___________________________________________________
A current member of CAL must recommend you. If you don't know one, leave the line above blank - you may apply anyway and a current member may choose to sponsor you based on your submitted writing samples and application.
How did you hear about CAL?__________________________________________________
Please write, in approximately 50 words, a biography about your background and anything you’d like other members to know about your writing experience. If your membership application is accepted, this would be published in the CAL newsletter and on the CAL website to introduce you to the other CAL members.
Please write, in approximately 50 words, why you would like to become a member of CAL:
Minimum Requirements for Application:
Select the category under which you are applying for membership:
____ A book, play, other extended work that has been published and paid for within 3 years of your application to CAL.
____ Any combination of at least five pieces of non-fiction articles, short stories, essays, or
____ Authors who write only short fiction may list three short fiction pieces, which have been published and paid for within 2 years of application.
____Authors who have not published within the currency described in the above requirements but who can present a lifetime or body of work may apply under the Emeritus category of membership.
Did you self publish your work? _____ YES _____ NO
If your work is self-published, your published work must be available through a recognized independent bookstore, a national chain bookstore, or a university bookstore. The material may either be stocked on the shelves in the store or available for order through the store’s distributor, as long as that distributor represents titles in addition to the your work. Please provide:
Bookstore(s) where book can be ordered: ________________________________________
Distributor(s) who carry your book: _____________________________________________
List Published Works:
(use a separate sheet if necessary)
List published works and include the title, genre, by whom it was published, the date of publication, and whether you were paid for the work.
Enclose with Application:
Copies of Your Published Work (see directions below for self-published work)
For non-fiction articles, short stories, essays, or poems, please enclose TWO COPIES of clips, tear sheets, or scanned PDFs of your work. Clips, tear sheets and PDFs must show your byline, date of publication, and name/evidence of the publication.
For books, plays or extended works, please enclose TWO FINAL PUBLISHED COPIES (which will not be returned). A book must include your name, ISBN number, date of publication and publisher. A play, screenplay or other extended work must show verification that the work with your byline has been produced, purchased and/or performed professionally.
For Emeritus applications for membership, please submit as complete a listing as possible of all published works so that your body of work may be evaluated in its entirety. Include the information as indicated above for non-fiction articles, short stories, essays, poems, or books.
All work submitted with your application must show evidence of authorship. Original word processing files will not be considered.
If Your Work Is Self Published
Enclose as much detailed information about your work as you can including evidence of sales (including volumes), press releases, endorsements, marketing plans or any other informationwhich will enable the CAL board to evaluate your work. All self published work must have an ISBN number printed on the book. Be sure to provide bookstore and distributor details.
Enclose a check made out to “Colorado Authors’ League” for $90 (or $65 if applying between January 1 and June 30) to cover both your application fee ($40) and annual dues ($50 full year/$25 half year).
I hereby apply for membership in the Colorado Authors' League (CAL) and affirm that the above information is true. I understand that satisfaction of the above Minimum Requirements for Application shall not constitute a guarantee of acceptance into CAL and that if accepted, I will be asked to read and abide by the bylaws of CAL.
Signature of applicant: _________________________________ Date: ____________
Send Application and Published Work to: