I’ve been an associate member of Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) for a few years now. I can’t upgrade to Professional member because I haven’t published a novel (60k words min) and don’t have any short stories published in magazines. Because I’m only associate, I can not post anything in the events calendar. I write novellas so I don’t qualify for anything.
The CWC publishes a list of member’s new books quarterly. Again, you have to be a professional member to be included.
A new award is being tested for the best crime novella (since 2012). Yeah! Something I can enter. But wait. The novella has be 8-20k. Mine is a hair under 30k. Too long for a novella, too short for a novel. I’m stuck in the middle with CWC.
As an associate I can not take advantage of anything on the site. I can’t submit my book for consideration in my classification of novella writer either. No matter which way you look at it, I’m screwed.
Maybe I won’t bother to renew my membership in 2016. What’s the point?