Workspace FAQ

workspace faqWho can join the Writers’ Mill?

We welcome anyone who needs a quiet space to work on a writing project.  You don’t have to be published.  Membership is by application.

How does it work?

The Writers’ Mill is a cooperative. We run the Mill together and share responsibilities. We have two types of membership.

  • Personal Desk: $375/quarter ($125/month)
    You share a private office with 2 or 3 other people.  You bring in your own desk, office chair and other furniture for your sole use.
  • Open Desk: $240/quarter ($80/month)
    You have access to the Open Desk Room, which has seven communal desks.  When you come to work, you sit down at a free desk and write.  When you leave, you clear your things off the desk and, if you like, store them in your cubby.  We’ll keep the number of members small enough that you should always find an open desk whenever you arrive.

We ask for a one-time start-up fee of $80. All members have access to the Writers’ Mill twenty-four hours a day and the use of all amenities.

What kind of commitment do I need to make?

We ask for a three-month commitment from each of our writers.  We also ask one-month’s notice when you plan to leave.

How big is the Writers’ Mill?

We have three offices for personal desks, two open desk rooms, a kitchen, a library, and a lounge.  We can accommodate about 25 writers.  When the Writers’ Mill fills up, we keep a waiting list.

Can I talk on the phone?

In the open desk room, no.  If you have a personal desk — and an officemate who doesn’t mind — you can make short calls as long as it doesn’t disturb anyone else.

Do you allow pets? Or smoking? Or typewriters? Or part-time membership?


Do you have a mailing list?

Yes.  Send us an email and we’ll put you on it.