The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association (VOWA) enthusiastically  welcomes new members  who work in our field of outdoor communications. By joining  VOWA, you will become part of an exceptional circle of colleagues with a fine tradition, since 1963, of  writing excellence and artistic expression about Virginia’s magnificent outdoors.

Benefits include an annual membership meeting/conference, newsletter, craft improvement events, periodic updates about member accomplishments, and exciting spring/fall activities. These events provide the opportunity to explore many of the natural areas of our Commonwealth and always include great learning and story opportunities as well as time for relaxing on nearby rivers or hiking in forest and field.

Most importantly, you will come to value the special friendships that result from joining a network of professionals who all share a passion for the outdoors. Members learn from each other and make valuable contacts that aid in career development.

Membership Application and Membership Criteria can be downloaded here:

A VOWA Membership Application Form and more information can be obtained by request on our Contact Us page.

VOWA Membership Criteria/By Laws

New members are asked to have  a current VOWA member familiar with their work as a sponsor; the membership application includes a section for the sponsor to complete.  If you do not know a member to sponsor you, our Executive Director will be able to help you in that regard.  Completed application and dues check are to be sent to the Executive Director.