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Long Island Authors Group Website!

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Long Island Authors Group is to encourage, support, and promote authorship, primarily in the Long Island, New York area. We are a group of local book authors who have joined together to conduct activities and events that add to the availability of our published works while promoting the Long Island writing community.

Long Island Authors Group works with retail bookstores arranging book talks, signings and conducts events at various locations that are open to the public. Our group fosters knowledge and experience by conducting educational seminars on assorted topics such as writing workshops, marketing techniques, promotion strategies, and the use of emerging internet outlets & new technologies.

Important Note

The Long Island Authors Group (LIAG) is an IRS approved 501(c)3 public charitable organization and is supported primarily by annual membership dues. We are a volunteer organization that does not charge fees for business services. Our authors form a separate non-profit entity that shouldn't be confused with LongIslandAuthors.com.

LongIslandAuthorsGroup.org offers the following benefits to its member authors:

  • Authors' books are displayed and sold at our bookstore located in the Islip Arts Council Gallery store at the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, NY. Members receive 100% of the proceeds of the sale price of their books.

  • There are monthly author dinner meetings with guest speakers who speak on a variety of writing topics.

  • Each author has a personalized profile page on our web site.

  • Author book signings are provided at various venues around Long Island.

  • Members enjoy comradery with dozens of fellow authors and can learn from one another. Each member receives a contact list of all LIAG authors, allowing easy interaction with their peers. Celebrity authors Tom Clavin and Steve Israel are among our members.

  • There is the opportunity for members to be interviewed on the TV shows, The Writer's Dream and Between the Covers.

  • Informative monthly emails listing publishing opportunities for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are sent to each member. Monthly emails also contain educational pieces as well as the craft of writing and publishing.

  • LIAG sponsors a literary challenge with monetary prizes to encourage the craft of writing among high school students.

  • Members can participate on committees that assist the organization with social media, marketing, fundraising, accounting, membership, the bookstore, and our guest-speaker bureau.

  • LIAG holds monthly author presentations on various topics to members as well as for the general public. These are held at the Islip Arts Council Gallery store at the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, NY.

  • LIAG publishes a catalog featuring author presentations and workshops. It is marketed at book fairs and other events to promote the group and create opportunities for authors to engage in a variety of venues.

  • Members will be provided a master database of all our contacts at libraries and bookstores along with the types of programs they can participate in.

  • LIAG offers members the opportunity to expand their network, increase book sales and enjoy learning experiences by posting on the Long Island Authors Group Facebook Community Page and on Instagram.

For libraries, bookstores, historical societies, and other educational venues interested in engaging our Long Island Authors Group writers, click here to view or download our current presentation catalog.


For more information about Long Island Authors Group, visit our Contact page


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The LIAG is an IRS approved 501(c)3 public charitable organization. Contributions to

the LIAG are tax-deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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