As a mostly volunteer-run not-for-profit organization, we depend on members and friends to keep us going. There's a place for you!
Vocal Sisters (members and friends): Help us spread the word about Story Circle Network! There are thousands of women looking for a place to learn craft, share stories, or simply find support as they live their stories. You can help them find what they're looking for! We have all that and much more at Story Circle Network, and we warmly welcome all women writers, from those picking up a pen for the first time to the multi-published, whether they are journaling for self-reflection and growth or composing to change the world.
What's required: Any means of communication, from a blog or newsletter to word of mouth or sign language.
What you get: To be an advocate for women and their important stories!
If you'd like ideas on ways to share about SCN, email email@example.com.
SCN Women's Women’s Book Award Jurors (SCN members only): Our Sarton Women's Book Awards program continues to grow! More entries in this unique and important program mean that we need more jurors to help us with the first-round evaluations.
What's required: Each of our first-round panel of jurors reads and evaluates 3-6 books and submits her evaluations online.
What you get: To read some of the best women's writing of the year, at no cost (other than a little time and honest feedback).
Book Reviewers (members and friends): We're looking for reviewers to help us get out the word on good books by, about, and for women. We're especially looking for reviewers with an interest in books by/about women of color.
What's required: A love of reading women's books, writing competence, and a few spare hours for reading and writing.
What you get: Free books, published review clips for your portfolio, and the applause of grateful readers and authors. We offer guidance to start if you wish. (If you live outside the US, you may participate by accepting digital review copies only.)
Go here for more.
Story Circle Facilitators (members and friends): You can help us spread SCN's message and mission by starting a Story Circle in your community. Our Circles Coordinator will be glad to answer your questions and help you get started.
What's required: Time, and the ability to facilitate a small group (we'll help you get started!).
What you get: Guidance from SCN, the support and sisterhood of a close-knit group of storytelling women, and the fulfillment of being an advocate for women's voices.
Story Circle Contest Judge (SCN members only): You can help us discover and honor SCN’s best writers by serving as a judge in our writing contests.
What's required: Read three entries and submit your evaluation online.
What you get: The joy of serving your writing sisters and payment of "literary debt."
Want to help? If you have a skill or interest and would like to help (even if it doesn't fit a category above), let us know!
Send an email indicating the area of your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.”
Heather French Henry