Freelance Writers' Secret Weapon: Writers' Associations

Freelance Writers' Secret Weapon: Writers' Associations

Want more freelance writing clients? Better clients? Or to network with your fellow writers and learn more about your niche? Writer’s associations and organizations are your secret weapon.

Professional writers’ associations and organizations offer several benefits to any freelance writer, whether they’re brand new to freelance writing or if they’ve been doing it for years

ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORSThe Alliance of Independent Authors is a non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish. Our mission is ethics and excellence in self-publishing. Website: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Associate - $89 Author - $119 Authorpreneur - $149 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2012 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/members/join/ Member benefits page: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/member-benefits/ https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/membership-faq

AMERICAN GRANT WRITERS ASSOCIATIONAmerican Grant Writers' Association℠ is the national professional organization for grant researchers, grant writers, grant evaluators, grant administrators and grant managers. Website: http://www.agwa.us/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Individual: One-Year Membership $119 when purchased online by credit/debit card $139 when purchased by paper check Two-Year Membership $200 when purchased online by credit/debit card $220 when purchased by paper check Business: One-Year Membership $179 when purchased online by credit/debit card $199 when purchased by paper check Two -Year Membership $358 when purchased online by credit/debit card $378 when purchased by paper check Listing included? Yes # of members: 501 Founded in 2001 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: http://www.agwa.us/membership http://www.agwa.us/grantwritertraits

AMERICAN MEDICAL WRITERS ASSOCIATIONPromotes excellence in medical communication. Website: https://www.amwa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $199 Professional and Freelance - $275 Student - $80 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1940 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.amwa.org/page/Join Member benefits page: https://info.amwa.org/american-medical-writers-association-membership

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INDEXINGNational association promoting excellence in indexing. Website: https://www.asindexing.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $199 Listing included? Yes # of members: 101-500 Founded in 1968 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.asindexing.org/join-renew/ Member benefits page: https://www.asindexing.org/benefits/ https://www.asindexing.org/about-indexing/frequently-asked-questions/

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BUSINESS PRESS EDITORSProfessional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors and designers. https://asbpe.org/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: $0 - but US only Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1964 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://asbpe.org/join-asbpe/ Member benefits page: https://asbpe.org/ https://asbpe.site-ym.com/page/Register

ASBPE (American Society of Business Publication Editors)ASBPE is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors, and designers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press. Website: https://asbpe.org/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: $0 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1964 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://asbpe.org/join-asbpe/ https://asbpe.org/about-us/asbpe-frequently-asked-questions-faq/

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF JOURNALISTS AND AUTHORSProfessional Organization of Independent Nonfiction Writers. Website: https://asja.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: One time initiation fee - $50 Application fee - $25 Membership dues - $235 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1948 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://asja.org/Join-or-Renew/Dues-Fees Member benefits page: https://asja.org/Join-or-Renew/Member-Benefits https://asja.org/Join-or-Renew/FAQ

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL COPYWRITERSProfessional association devoted exclusively to copywriters. Website: https://www.thecopypros.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $99 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2017 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.thecopypros.org/product-page/the-american-society-of-professional-copywriters-membership Member benefits page: https://www.thecopypros.org/faq

ASIAN-AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATIONNonprofit educational and professional organization. Website: https://www.aaja.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Full - $65 Associate - $65 Gold Full - $100 Gold Associate - $100 Student - $25 Retired - $25 Platinum - $750 Corporate - $1,500 Financial Hardship - $35 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.aaja.org/join

THE ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS JOURNALISTSSociety for advancing business editing and writing. Website: https://sabew.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Journalist - $70 Associate - $90 Student - $25 Institutional memberships available Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://sabew.org/membership/join-2/ Member benefits page: https://sabew.org/membership/member-benefits/

ASSOCIATION OF FOOD JOURNALISTSAFJ is a professional organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating responsible food journalism across media platforms.Website: https://www.afjonline.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $100 Retired - $50 Student - $50 Media Organization – 2 or 3 applicants - $160 Media Organization – 4 or more - $245 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don’t Know Founded in 1974 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://fs3.formsite.com/afjforms/ngykxtoxfd/index.htmlMember benefits page: https://www.afjonline.com/membership-information

ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHCARE JOURNALISTSImprove the quality, accuracy & visibility of healthcare issue reporting, writing & editing. Website: https://healthjournalism.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $60, 2 year $108, 3 year $153 Associate - $60, 2 year $108, 3 year $153 Student/Retired - $30, 2 year $54, 3 year $76 Allied: Foundational - $90, 2 year $162, 3 year $230 Healthcare Providers - $60, 2 year $108, 3 year $153 International - $30 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1997 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://healthjournalism.org/membership-categories.php Member benefits page: https://healthjournalism.org/membership-jump.php https://healthjournalism.org/blog/category/member-news/

ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS AND WRITING PROGRAMSWriters community supporting diversity and academic excellence in creative writing.Website: https://www.awpwriter.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: US Residents: $75; 2 years $120; students $49 International Residents: $85 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1967 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.awpwriter.org/about/individual_membership

THE AUTHORS GUILDSupports working writers and their ability to earn a living through authorship. Website: https://www.authorsguild.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $135 (or $12 monthly) Emerging Writer - $100 (or $9 monthly) Student - $35 At-Large - $135 (or $12 monthly) Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1912 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.authorsguild.org/join/ Member benefits page: https://www.authorsguild.org/member-services/

AUTHORS LICENSING AND COLLECTING SOCIETYBritish collecting society for all writers. Website: https://www.alcs.co.uk/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Lifetime – 36 (UK) Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1977 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits: https://www.alcs.co.uk/how-to-join

BIOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONPromotes the art and craft of biography. Website: https://biographersinternational.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Active 1 (less than $25k in writing income) - $45 Active 2 (between $25,001 and $50k) - $75 Active 3 (between $50,001 and $100k) - $90 Active 4 (over $100k) - $150 Affiliate - $250 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2009 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://biographersinternational.org/member/signup Member benefits page: https://biographersinternational.org/join/ https://biographersinternational.org/resources/

BOXING WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAThe object, goal and purpose of the Boxing Writers Association of America is to foster the highest professional and ethical standards in boxing journalism. Website: https://www.bwaa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $40 Listing included? Yes # of members: 101-500 Founded in 1926 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.bwaa.org/members

BROADLEAF WRITERS ASSOCIATIONTo enrich and advance the craft of writing for all writers through education, inspiration and community. Website: http://broadleafwriters.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $40 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: http://broadleafwriters.com/become-a-member/

CAT WRITERS ASSOCIATIONProfessional organization dedicated to persons who write about cats. Website: https://catwriters.com/wp_meow/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $30 membership plus $10 non-refundable processing fee Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1992 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://catwriters.com/wp_meow/join-us/cat-writers-association-membership/ Member benefits page: Password protected

THE CATHOLIC WRITERS GUILDSupports writers dedicated to Catholic literary and artistic culture. Website: https://catholicwritersguild.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $40.00 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2007 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://catholicwritersguild.org/user/register Member benefits page: https://catholicwritersguild.org/joining-guild

DOG WRITERS ASSOCIATIONProfessional writing association devoted to dogs. Website: https://dogwriters.org Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $85 - includes a $35 application fee Renewal - $50 Retired Membership - $25 Listing included? Yes # of members: 101-500 Founded in 1935 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://dogwriters.org/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=1 Member benefits page: https://dogwriters.org/membership/

Editorial Freelancers AssociationLargest and oldest national professional organization of editorial freelancers.Website: https://www.the-efa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $145 plus $35 sign-up fee 2 years - $260 plus $35 sign-up fee Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1970 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.the-efa.org/signup/ Member benefits page: https://www.the-efa.org/potential-members/ https://www.the-efa.org/faq/

Education Writers AssociationOrganization of journalists and others writers who cover education.Website: https://www.ewa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Journalist - $50 Supporting Community - $125 Community - $50 Student - free Listing included? No # of members: 501+ Founded in 1947 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.ewa.org/join-ewa

Financial Writers SocietyFinancial Writers Society aims to improve industry standards and provide members with opportunities to network, collaborate and support each other.Website: https://www.financialwriterssociety.org/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: $0 Listing included? No # of members: Less than 100 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.financialwriterssociety.org/membership-application.html Member benefits page: https://www.financialwriterssociety.org/mentorship-program.html

Funds for WritersOnline resource for writers. Emphasize finding money to make writing a realistic career.Website: https://fundsforwriters.com/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: Free subscription to Newsletter with markets paying Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2000 Job board? Yes Training? No Requirements to join: https://fundsforwriters.com/newsletters/ Member benefits page: https://fundsforwriters.com/markets/

GardenCommGardenComm provides opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for wide-ranging interactions and collaborations for professionals in the field of gardening communication.Website: https://gardencomm.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $125 Student - $25 Allied (companies/organizations) - $295 - $5,000 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://gardencomm.org/join Member benefits page: https://gardencomm.org/Benfits https://gardencomm.org/Maximizing-Your-Membership

Golf Writers Association of AmericaThe only American organization dedicated to the promotion and continued improvement of golf journalism.Website: https://www.gwaa.com/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: Writers applying for membership must meet a specific set of criteria, which includes writing for GWAA recognized publications/websites. Listing included? No # of members: 501+ Founded in 1946 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.gwaa.com/membership/

Gulf Coast Writers AssociationThe Gulf Coast Writers Association is proud to provide a forum for fellowship, education, and information for writers in our community.https://gulfwriters.org/home-new/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $40 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1995 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://gulfwriters.org/join-us-2/

Heartland Writers Guild, IncThe purpose of the Heartland Writers guild is to promote and to support the concept of professionalism in published and unpublished writers and to aid all members toward the goal of successfully marketing what they write.Website: http://heartlandwriters.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $24 Couple - $30 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1988 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: http://heartlandwriters.org/join_hwg Member benefits page: http://heartlandwriters.org/newsevents

Historical Writers of AmericaHWA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, support and connect ALL historical writers: fiction or non-fiction, whether they are writing books or writing for the screen (movies or tv), the stage, magazines, or online blogs.Website: https://hwa.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=735549 Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Member - $75 Associate - $75 Student - $25 US Veteran - $65 Affiliate Member - $10 Organizational Member - $125 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://hwa.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=9&club_id=735549

International Association of Business CommunicatorsPromotes excellence in business communications.Website: https://www.iabc.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: https://www.iabc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IABC_Membership_Dues_Chart_June2020.pdf Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1970 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://my.iabc.com/joinapi__membershiplist?id=a27f2000004ZLxgAAGℴ=1 Member benefits page: https://www.iabc.com/membership/ https://www.iabc.com/about-us/faq/

International Food, Wine & Travel Writers AssociationStrives to be the organization of choice for food, wine & travel writers.Website: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Regular - $220 ($170 plus $50 initiation fee) Associate - $305 ($255 plus $50 initiation fee) Student - $155 ($105 plus $50 initiation fee) Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ifwtwa-membership-requirements Member benefits page: https://www.ifwtwa.org/top-eight-reasons-for-writers-to-join-ifwtwa

International Golf Travel Writers AssociationThe International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) was established in 2000 in order to bring together the world's leading journalists specialising in writing quality golf travel articles, Golf Photographers and Golf TV journalists.Website: http://www.igtwa.org/Igtwa/Default.aspx Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: 1st yr - 150 (UK) Renew - 100 (UK) Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2000 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: http://www.igtwa.org/Public/Media/JoinIGTWA.aspx?type=1

International Motor Press AssociationOpen to qualified automotive journalists, photographers and public relations persons.Website: https://www.impa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $75 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1950 Job board? No Requirements to join: see attachment Member benefits page: https://www.impa.org/joining-impa/AutoMembershipRequirements.rtf (https://dl.airtable.com/.attachments/4fa124ebbe75f87fbbc8e911543c351a/37dd1ea3/AutoMembershipRequirements.rtf)

The International Travel Writers AllianceThe International Travel Writers Alliance is the world's largest association of professional travel journalists.Website: https://www.itwalliance.com/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: $0 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join:https://www.itwalliance.com/index.php/members/member-area-main/register Member benefits page: https://www.itwalliance.com/index.php/services-main

Investigative Reporters & EditorsDedicated to improving the quality of investigative journalism.Website: https://www.ire.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $70 2 years - $130 3 years - $190 4 years - $250 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1975 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.ire.org/join-ire/register/ Member benefits page: https://www.ire.org/join-ire/member-benefits/

Islamic Writers Alliance, IncPromotes literacy world-wide and supports its membership.Website: https://islamicwritersalliance.wordpress.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $25 Listing included? Yes # of members: 101-500 Founded in 2005 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://islamicwritersalliance.wordpress.com/members-arena/join-us/

Media and Content Marketing AssociationHelping members achieve success in media and content marketing.Website: https://www.the-mcma.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Digital - $45 Individual - $75 Corporate - $250 - up to 20 members Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1970 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.the-mcma.org/join-or-renew-here Member benefits page: https://www.the-mcma.org/benefits https://www.the-mcma.org/inourmemberswords

Military Writers Society of AmericaWriting community for active duty, retirees, or military veterans.Website: http://www.mwsadispatches.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $50.00 (USD) 2-year - $90.00 (USD) 3-year - $120.00 (USD) Associate member - Free Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1998 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: http://www.mwsadispatches.com/membership-new#benefits http://www.mwsadispatches.com/membership-faqs

National Association of Black JournalistsProvides quality programming and services to journalist membersWebsite: https://nabjonline.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $100 Professional 2 year - $180 Professional 5 year - $450 Premium Professional - $150 Lifetime - $3,000 Emerging Professional - $85 Alumni - $79 Academic - $75 Media-related Professional - $75 Student - $40 Listing included? Yes Founded in 1975 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.nabj.org/general/register_member_type.asp Member benefits page: https://nabjonline.org/members/prospective-members/

National Association of Hispanic JournalistsThe National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.Website: http://nahj.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Regular - $35 Academic - $35 Associate - $35 Student - $25 Lifetime - $1,500 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1984 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://nahj.org/membership-info/ Member benefits page: https://nahj.memberclicks.net/nahj-membership-categories https://nahj.memberclicks.net/

National Association of Independent Writers and EditorsProfessional Association for Writers and Editors.Website: https://naiwe.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $99; Lifetime - $999 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2007 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://naiwe.com/amember/signup Member benefits page: https://naiwe.com/member-benefits/

National Association of Memoir WritersConnecting memoir writers from all over the world.Website: https://namw.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $149: Lifetime - $725 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2008 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://namw.org/become-a-member/ Member benefits page: https://namw.org/become-a-member/namw-benefits/ https://namw.org/become-a-member/frequently-asked-questions/

National Association of Real Estate EditorsHelps members advance their careers as staffers and freelancers for independent digital, print, and broadcast news outlets.Website: https://www.naree.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Active - $75 Associate - $195 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1929 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.naree.org/join-or-renew-membership Member benefits page: https://www.naree.org/why-join-naree

National Association of Science WritersFor those who writer about science, health, engineering & technology.Website: https://www.nasw.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: US - $55 Canada - $55 International - $60 Student - $20 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1934 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.nasw.org/join Member benefits page: https://www.nasw.org/membership-information

National Federation of Press WomenTo promote professionalism and ethical activities in journalism and communications by providing valuable networking, peer recognition and mentoring opportunities.Website: https://www.nfpw.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $85 plus individual state fees Student- $25 plus individual state fees Retired - $30 plus individual state fees Premium Pro - $143 plus individual state fees Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1937 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.nfpw.org/assets/docs/NFPW%20Membership%20Dues%20Chart%202021.pdf Member benefits page: https://www.nfpw.org/join-nfpw

The National Resume Writers AssociationNonprofit trade association for professional resume writers.Website: https://thenrwa.com/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: $0 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1997 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://thenrwa.com/New-Member-Kit Member benefits page: https://thenrwa.com/membership https://thenrwa.com/Becoming-a-Resume-Writer

The National Society of Newspaper ColumnistsWe heartily encourage membership from online and multimedia columnists, bloggers and similar Web reporters, commentators, analysts, humorists and essayists.Website: https://www.columnists.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $75 3 years - $200 Students - $35 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1977 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.columnists.com/join-or-renew-membership/

National Sports Media AssociationThe National Sports Media Association & Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which seeks to develop educational opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in sports media, through networking, interning, mentoring and scholarship programs.Website: https://nationalsportsmedia.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Lifetime - $750 Premier - $9.59 per month plus $50 initiation fee AIPS (International Sports Press Association) - $180 Student - $45 Friends of NSMA - $40 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1959 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://nationalsportsmedia.org/join-today Member benefits page: https://nationalsportsmedia.org/join-today/member-benefits

National Writers AssociationHelping writers produce great work.Website: https://www.nationalwriters.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Student - $35 Regular - $65 Professional - $85 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1937 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.nationalwriters.com/page/page/3576079.htm Member benefits page: https://www.nationalwriters.com/page/page/2734940.htm https://www.nationalwriters.com/page/page/2732829.htm

National Writers UnionPromotes and protects the rights of members and seeks to improve professional working conditions.Website: https://nwu.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Based on annual writing income Under $5,000 (monthly recurring) - $ 12.50 $5,001 - 15,000 (monthly recurring) - $ 18.75 $15,001 - 30,000 (monthly recurring) - $ 25.00 $30,001 - 50,000 (monthly recurring) - $ 29.16 Over $50,000 (monthly recurring) - $ 33.33 Under $5,000 (6 mo) - $ 75.00 Under $5,000 (annual) - $ 150.00 $5,001-15,000 (6 mo) - $ 112.50 $5,001-15,000 (annual) - $ 225.00 $15,001-30,000 (6 mo) - $ 150.00 $15,001-30,000 (annual) - $ 300.00 $30,001-50,000 (6 mo) - $ 175.00 $30,001-50,000 (annual) - $ 350.00 Over $50,000 (6 mo) - $ 200.00 Over $50,000 (annual) - $ 400.00 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1981 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://nwu.org/join-now/ Member benefits page: https://nwu.org/member-benefits/

Native American Journalists AssociationServing Native journalists with programs and activities to improve journalism and promote Native cultures.Website: https://najanewsroom.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: High School Student - $10 College Student - $20 Associate (non-indigenous) - $55 Professional (indigenous) - $55 Tribal Media - $250 Non-profit - $300 Corporate - $500 Lifetime - $1,000 Sustaining Institutional - $2,000 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1983 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://najanewsroom.com/join-naja/

Nonfiction Authors AssociationEducational community for experienced and aspiring nonfiction writers.Website: https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: Basic - Free Authority - $290 VIP - $690 Group Membership Packages Available Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 2013 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/join/ https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/authority-member-testimonials/

North American Agricultural JournalistsNorth American Agricultural Journalists a professional, international group of agricultural editors and writers with a membership spanning the United States and Canada.Website: https://www.naaj.net/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Active - $75 Associate - $75 Student - $15 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1952 Job board? Yes Training? No Requirements to join: https://www.naaj.net/membership

North American Snow Sports Journalists AssociationThe North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) is a professional group of over 200 press and corporate members.Website: https://nasja.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $200 Listing included? Yes # of members: 101-500 Founded in 1963 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://nasja.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CorporateMembershipApplication20_21.pdf Member benefits page: https://nasja.org/explore-nasja/member-benefits/ https://nasja.org/minimum-credentials/

North American Travel Journalists AssociationFounded in 1991 by a group of sixteen travel writers, the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) is one of the largest professional associations of travel writers, photographers, editors, bloggers and tourism professionals dedicated to the highest quality of journalism excellence in promoting travel and leisure activities to the general public.Website: https://natja.memberclicks.net/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $150 plus $25 application fee, renewal $150 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1991 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://natja.memberclicks.net/media-membership

Northwest Editors GuildThe Northwest Editors Guild connects clients with professional editors of the written word in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.Website: https://www.edsguild.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $65 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1997 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.edsguild.org/membership-application Member benefits page: https://www.edsguild.org/about-us/join-the-guild

Outdoor Writers Association of AmericaProfessional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience.Website: https://owaa.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Active - $150 Associate - $150 Senior - $150 Student - $25 Supporting Group - $375 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1927 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://owaa.org/apply-now/ Member benefits page: https://owaa.org/individual/ https://owaa.org/join/faq/

Pro Football Writer's AssociationWebsite: https://www.profootballwriters.org/ Free or Paid: Paid. Apply to find out cost of dues. Listing included? No Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.profootballwriters.org/about-the-pfwa/join-the-pfwa/

Public Relations Society of AmericaNation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community.Website: https://www.prsa.org/home Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Member - more than 3 years experience - $260 plus $65 initiation fee Associate Member 1 - less than 1 year experience - $115 Associate Member 2 - 1-2 years experience - $155 Associate Member 3 - 2-3 years experience - $200 Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate - $60 Associate Member, Graduate Student - $60 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1950 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://apps.prsa.org/JoinUs/membershipApplication Member benefits page: https://www.prsa.org/membership/member-benefits

Public Safety Writers AssociationOpen to members of a public safety organization or who write about crime, mystery and public safety.Website: https://policewriter.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $55 2 year - $100 3 year - $135 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1995 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://policewriter.com/join/

Scribes - The American Society of Legal WritersWe seek to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing.Website: https://www.scribes.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Regular or Associate - $65 Sustaining Member - $100 Institutional Member - $650 Institutional Member (less than 10) - $350 Life Member - $1,000 Student - $15 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1951 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.scribes.org/join

Society of American Travel WritersInspire ravel through responsible journalism.Website: https://satw.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Freelance/Digital Publisher - $100 application fee, $175 dues Editor - $100 application fee, $175 dues Associate - $125 application fee, $340 dues Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1955 Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://satw.org/join-us/

Society of Environmental JournalistsCredible and robust journalism that informs and engages society on environmental issues.Website: https://www.sej.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Standard - $40 first yr, 1 yr renew - $70, 2 yr - $120, 3 yr - $180 Student - $25 first yr, 1 yr renew - $40, 2 yr - $65, 3 yr - $90 Retired - $40 first yr, 1 yr renew - $40, 2 yr - $55, 3 yr - $75 Low and Middle Income Countries - $15 first yr, 1 yr renew - $20, 2 yr - $35, 3 yr - $45 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1990 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join and member benefits page: https://www.sej.org/how-to-join-sej

The Society of Professional JournalistsEncouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.Website: https://www.spj.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $75 Retired - $37.50 Lifetime - $1,000 Household - $37.50 Post Grad - $37.50 College Student - $37.50 Associate - $20 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1909 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.spj.org/join.asp Member benefits page: https://www.spj.org/whyjoin-benefits.asp

The Society of Southwestern AuthorsNonprofit association of writers and other publishing professionals.Website: http://ssa-az.org/index.htm Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Professional - $30 plus initial membership fee of $30 Associate - $30 plus initial membership fee of $30 Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 1972 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: http://ssa-az.org/membership.htm Member benefits page: http://ssa-az.org/activities.html

Society for Advancing Business Editing and WritingPromotes high standards in economic journalism and press freedomWebsite: https://sabew.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Journalist - $70 Student - $25 Associate - $90 Institutional Memberships Available Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1964 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://sabew.org/membership/join-2/ Member benefits page: https://sabew.org/membership/member-benefits/

Society for Technical CommunicationOldest and Largest professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communicationWebsite: https://www.stc.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Gold - $395 - Best Value! Professional & Academic - $295 New Professional - $180 Student - $75 Retired - $145 Listing included? Yes # of members: 501+ Founded in 1953 Job board? Yes Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://www.stc.org/membership/ https://www.stc.org/membership/benefits/

Textbook and Academic Authors AssociationSupport and resources for the academic writerWebsite: https://taaa.memberclicks.net/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: Graduate student - $25 Emeritus - $35 Untenured faculty or textbook author with royalties under $5k yr - $50 Tenured faculty or textbook author with royalties above $5k yr - $100 Contributing member - $200 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://taaa.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mcform&view=ngforms&id=2068476#/ Member benefits page: https://www.taaonline.net/member-benefits

Western Writers of AmericaPromotes and recognizes those who write about the American WestWebsite: https://westernwriters.org/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $75.00 Listing included? No # of members: 501+ Founded in 1953 Job board? No Training? No Requirements to join: https://westernwriters.org/join/ Member benefits page: https://westernwriters.org/membership/benefits/ https://westernwriters.org/membership/

Writers and Publishers NetworkProvides information, resources and opportunities for anyone interested in publishingWebsite: https://writersandpublishersnetwork.com/ Free or Paid: Paid Cost per year: $75 Renewal - $65 Students - $35 Listing included? Yes # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Job board? No Training? Yes Requirements to join: https://writersandpublishersnetwork.com/about/ Member benefits page: https://writersandpublishersnetwork.com/wpn-member-benefits/

The Writers WorkoutThe Writer's Workout formed from a love of competition and encouragement. We are writers of different backgrounds, ideas, influences, and skill levels.Website: https://www.writersworkout.net/ Free or Paid: Free Cost per year: Basic - free Achievement Tracker - $20 Better Writer Standard - $7 monthly Listing included? No # of members: Unclear / Don't Know Founded in 2014 Job board? Yes Training? No Requirements to join: https://www.writersworkout.net/subscribe Member benefits page: https://www.writersworkout.net/about

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