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Colorado Authors’ League (CAL) supports professional writers. Formed more than 80 years ago, authors become members to keep up with changes in the craft of writing, publishing and marketing.  CAL wants to understand the many changes taking place because of our digital, connected world. As an organization, we want to help shape solutions for the future.  

  • Networking: CAL's members communicate through secure website forums. Typical subjects include the latest marketing strategies, copyright law, and distribution options. Members also gather for CAL cafes to share ideas and contacts and attend CAL events.
  • CAL Awards: Each year CAL conducts an award contest that includes everything from article to book to screenwriting categories.Only CAL members can submit to the awards contest. Many libraries across the state ask for prize-winning local author’s names and titles to share with their patrons.
  • Provide writers with retail opportunities both online and at local fairs and markets.
  • Engage in outreach programs to better our communities through literature
  • Resources: CAL runs feature articles about trade issues on our website. We keep you up to date on publishers opening doors and publishers folding. We bring you in-depth reviews of legal challenges to changes in the law, most often related to copyrights. We connect to other writing organizations around Colorado.

To learn more about our professional requirements for membership