Independent PAL Membership

Independent PAL Membership List | Writer of the Year Nomination Process

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The Independent Published Authors Liaison (IPAL) exists for the purpose of providing networking and promotional opportunities for independently published authors in RMFW and for promoting RMFW. To apply for IPAL membership, fill out the form below.

Criteria for Entry into RMFW IPAL

RMFW members in good standing who have independently published one or more novel-length book(s) of fiction, or equivalent in fictional short stories, and who have income of at least $250 for both print and digital versions of the book(s). The term “independently published” is defined as authors of fiction who are not eligible for PAL under the Policies and Procedures of RMFW. There is no specific time limit on the income for the book(s). Income is defined as monies paid for the purchase of the book, independent of royalties or print costs. Direct sales of books (e.g. at talks or signings) count in the income amount.

Neither standard membership or provisional membership is automatic. The new author must fill out the form below to be considered for membership or provisional membership.

IPAL Membership Application

  • How you'd like to be address in email and casual correspondence
  • All names under which you've published
  • Name as you'd prefer it inscribed on your Pen Award
    (Work published through a publishing house or small press is not eligible for consideration for IPAL membership.)
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    (This includes all of your work that has been independently published.)
  • Please list by title and year of publication.
  • Drop files here or
    (This can be the monthly royalty reports from any of the retailers that issue them, or copies of Quickbooks, Square, Venmo, or any other personal sales tracking program that can demonstrate your sales.)