Membership Levels

Membership Type



Individual Memberships

Individual Voice

Standard Membership


Student Voice See Benefits and Conditions below.


If you belong to a Guild or Organization that is an Affiliate Member of NSN, take 10% off your annual membership dues. Call the office at 800-525-4514 to verify.


International Voice

Anywhere outside the United States


Lifetime Voice

One-time payment, lifetime membership


Directory Listing

Listing in the NSN Online Storyteller Directory

* NSN Membership required.


Group Memberships (Community Voices)

Schools & Libraries

See Benefits below.


Affiliate Organization

Local, regional or national storytelling organization.

See Benefits and Conditions below.


International Affiliate Storytelling Organization

Anywhere outside the United States.

See Benefits and Conditions below.


Membership in Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


Healing Story Alliance Special Interest Group

• NSN Member

• Non-NSN Member





Producers and Organizers Special Interest Group


• Non-NSN Member





Storytelling in Higher Education Special Interest Group



Storytelling in Organizations Special Interest Group



Youth, Educators and Storytellers Alliance! Special Interest Group




Student Membership Conditions and Benefits


A student membership can be granted to someone who is in high school grades 9-12 or someone who is currently enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a degree granting program. Excluded are persons who are enrolled in career enhancing programs or just taking a course at a school. Person should be actively pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Student memberships will have all benefits of regular membership EXCEPT they will not receive a physical copy of Storytelling Magazine. They will be able to access it online by signing into the Members Only area of the website with their NSN Member ID and Password.



Schools and Libraries Benefits

  • 2 copies of Storytelling magazine
  • May register up to 3 people to National Storytelling Conference at the member rate



Affiliate and International Affiliate Membership Benefits & Conditions

Members of an Affiliate may not use the group's membership for Individual membership benefits, i.e., voting rights, grant or Sponsored Member Program eligibility, conference discounts, SIG memberships, etc.


  • 10% off individual membership for each participant in your group
    Note: In order to provide Affiliate's members with the 10% discount on Individual membership, Affiliates must provide an electronic list of their member's names to when joining or at time of renewal. No member contact information will be required.
  • 1 copy of Storytelling Magazine
  • 20% discount on all web ads (no additional discounts apply)
  • 20% discount on all magazine ads (no additional discounts apply)
  • Eligible for Sponsored Member Program
    Note: Upon acceptance into the Sponsored Member Program, Affiliate member organizations pay $25 administration fee annually.
  • Opportunity to submit 75 words about your events twice annually to the NSN monthly bulletins sent to all NSN members. (Items must be submitted by the last day of the month prior to the month requested to appear.)
  • Access to searchable NSN membership directory
  • Membership in Special Interest Group at same cost as individual member
    Note: SIG publications such as Journals, SIG pre-conference and events registration discounts and other benefits involving additional costs will be allowed for the contact person only.
  • Use of NSN Member Logo on Affiliate's website