Becoming a Member

We are always happy to welcome new members to LWAP, regardless of level of expertise or the kind of genre you write. While most of the current members focus on writing fiction, we are happy to critique anything - from short stories, chapters of novels and poetry to blog posts, travelogues and screenplays. All we require from prospective members is the willingness to give as well as take.

Normally, we hold our meetings at the Cardigan Arms, Kirkstall. However during the pandemic we meet over Zoom. As long as our meetings are digital, we welcome prospective members from anywhere - outside of Leeds, or even outside the UK.

Membership Fees

We allow prospective members to attend two meetings for free, so they can determine whether our format suits their needs.

Afterwards, the fees to participate are £30 / year pro-rata from our AGM in October. (For example, if you were to join in April you'd pay £15, which would cover membership until the end of September.)

The fees go to LWAP expenses (website upkeep, producing the anthology, socials, etc).

Get in Touch!

If this all sounds good, email us at and a member of our admin team will set you up.