Becoming a Member of the Authors Guild of Tennessee

We are an association of Tennessee authors working together to promote and market our books. Each application for membership in AGT must be submitted in writing to the Membership/Vetting Committee Chairman and include a copy of one of their books. A completed application must be submitted with the book for the vetting process to start. Books will not be accepted for vetting without a completed application, which may be downloaded below.

Membership Requirements

The Membership/Vetting Committee will review the application and evaluate the submitted work. If the Committee recommends the applicant, the applicant shall attend a meeting and be invited to join the Authors Guild of Tennessee.

  • Applicant must have a least one recently published book. The book must be professionally edited with a serious literary effort.
  • Applicant must be motivated to market all AGT books.
  • Applicant must be willing to contribute to AGT by being on at least one committee, attend monthly meetings, and participate in book-marketing events.

Once the applicant joins AGT, the dues and badge fees must be paid. Annual dues are $40, payable before the end of December for the following year. Dues shall be adjusted according to acceptance date at $3.50 per month of membership. The cost of AGT badges is $9.00.

To stay in good standing with AGT, a member must follow the above criteria, conform to AGT’s Constitution, By-Laws, Policies and Procedures, and pay their dues on time. General membership meetings will be scheduled once each calendar month, usually the first Thursday.

Membership Application

Submit your application online here:

Submit Membership Application

Send the book to:

Kaye George, Co-Chairman
PO Box 23732
Knoxville, TN 37933

       (If you prefer to do this by mail, use the membership application below.)