The United Writers Organization (U.W.O) stands as one of America's foremost professional associations for writers, dedicated to championing free expression and safeguarding copyright protection. U.W.O is committed to enhancing the skills of writers through a range of resources and assistance, including workshops, critique groups, and mentorship initiatives. Our emphasis lies in advocacy, fostering connections between writers and key industry figures such as agents and publishers. Additionally, we extend avenues for financial support, accolades, and acknowledgments to writers. Our organization cultivates a nurturing environment where writers can freely share their work, receive constructive feedback, and engage with like-minded individuals who share their love for the written word. Within U.W.O, members discover a supportive community that fuels their motivation and sparks creativity, empowering them to persist in their writing endeavors.
Why join U.W.O
We provide a space where writers can share their work, receive feedback and critique from their peers, and participate in writing exercises and prompts. We also offer workshops or seminars on various aspects of writing, such as character development, plot structure, or writing for different genres.
U.W.O also provide opportunities for writers to connect with publishers, agents, and other industry professionals. We organize events like book readings, open mic nights, and writing contests to help members gain exposure and recognition for their work.
Joining U.W.O can be a great way to improve your writing skills, meet other writers, and gain support and encouragement as you work on your writing projects. Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned writer. U.W.O can help you reach your goals.
U.W.O applies its accessibility policy to all organization activities, and calls for the same principles to be broadly adopted across the writing and publishing sector.
2.Basic Income Guarantee
U.W.O advocates for a Basic Income Guarantee that would help to stabilize authors’ earning patterns and provide the stability necessary to continue creating
U.W.O advocates for strong and fair copyright legislation in U.S and around the world in order to ensure writers maintain control of their work and are paid fairly for its use.
U.W.O advocates for stronger laws and regulations to discourage and punish acts of illegal copying and sharing of created works.
U.W.O advises authors to carefully examine the royalty percentages section of their publishing contract, and to negotiate a higher discount amount as a trigger for any royalty reduction.
6.Equity & Inclusion
All of U.W.O's activities are informed by equity principles, and U.W.O calls for the same principles to be broadly adopted across the writing and publishing sector.
U.W.O advocates for contract terms that fairly reflect the labour behind authors’ works, the ownership of their copyright, and changing practical realities within the publishing industry.