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All authors accepted by CAL for membership must meet a professional standard.

1. Are you a Colorado resident, or have you been a Colorado resident in the past. AND


2. Have you authored a book or 3 short stories or 3 poems that have been published* in the last three years either individually, in a chapbook or in an anthology, and is available for sale. OR


3.  Have you written an essay, op-ed, feature, blog, or news article  (total of 3) that was published in an online or physical publication, newspaper or magazine in the last three years for which you received payment or received recognition for your contribution. (i.e. Huffington Post, New York Times Op-Ed.)



4. Have you written a stage play or screenplay that has been optioned, performed, or published* in the last three years.


If you answered YES to number 1 and YES to 2, 3, OR 4, we welcome you to apply for membership!


*Published means Traditional Publishing or Self-Published, either in print or digital format.


Meeting the above criteria is not a guarantee of membership. If you are approved, you will be contacted via e-mail as to how to pay the annual membership fee of $50.

Apply Today!

You can also print out the membership application and mail it to
Jodi Bowersox, CAL Membership Director, 3922 Alemeda Circle, Colorado Springs CO 80918
Questions? Send to Jodi Bowersox