Regular membership: $35 (sign up for two years for $65) 

Student/Low Income: $20 

Sign-up online through the OPA Wild Apricot page

Or print and download the mail-in form below: 

OPA Membership Download 

OPA has transitioned to a new online database system and store (Wild Apricot) which will allow you to sign in, check on your membership status and maintain data, including any changes to your physical or email addresses, and will allow you to renew as required. You will receive renewal reminders a couple weeks before your membership is expiring. You may also set your status to automatic renewal if you prefer. 

It’s important that you sign in with a username (using the same email that will be on file) and create a password to Wild Apricot. This will help you to stay current and will help us maintain your accurate contact info. Also, this site will become our new online store, where you will be able to sign up for events such as conferences, workshops, and be able to purchase OPA products such as anthologies or Verseweavers.

Please note that the join date of your membership will now become your new renewal date. Your anniversary will coincide with the type of membership you opt for (one or two years) and will expire on the exact date you joined.Many members join in the Spring or the Fall to enter contests and this date will become your renewal/anniversary date.

If it is time to renew you will notified by email and prompted with a link to sign in and go to your profile where you can electronically renew with a credit or debit card. While there, please also doublecheck to see if your contact information is still current.

For those whose memberships lapse we will follow up with a postcard via USPS, in case, for whatever reason, you couldn’t be reached electronically.

Lastly, should you have any questions regarding renewal or to check the status of your membership, you can email the membership chair here:


Membership Chair 

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