73 Professional Associations and Organizations for Writers

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

7 Reasons Why Professionals Organizations and Associations for Writers Can Help You

  1. They give you a community. Writing is solitary work, and while that can be great for some of us, even introverts benefit from being able to connect with other writers – especially other writers in their industry or specialty.
  2. They can be a *great* source for freelance writing gigs. Some of the best-paying clients want writers with subject expertise, and being part of professional organization is a easy way to get a credential that will impress.
  3. They will often give you a link to your website, or give you a full profile page. Not every organization will do this, but most will. So if you haven’t quite got your website up yet, or if you’d like to improve how your writer’s website ranks in the search engines, either a profile or an inbound like can be valuable assets.
  4. They sometimes offer training. Want help organizing the business side of your freelance writing? Want to connect with experts in your field you can become stellar sources or quotes or background research? Writers’ organizations can give you those things.
  5. Want discounts, or even health insurance? Yes – some organizations offer terrific benefits to their members.
  6. Want a want to boost your confidence? Being able to add “Member of The International Association of [Your Industry] Writers” makes you look like a pro. It’s a great thing to add to your email signature, your LinkedIn profile, or to your website.
  7. There are dozens of writers’ organizations. This list is big, but it’s not exhaustive (if you know of a writer’s org or association I haven’t included in this list or in the expanded ebook, please contact me). My favorites include the Dog Writer’s Association, The Outdoor Writers Association of America, and GardenComm.

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ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS
The 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 ASSOCIATION
American 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 ASSOCIATION
Promotes 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 INDEXING
National 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 EDITORS
Professional 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 AUTHORS
Professional 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 COPYWRITERS
Professional 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 ASSOCIATION
Nonprofit 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 JOURNALISTS
Society 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 JOURNALISTS
AFJ 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.html
Member benefits page: https://www.afjonline.com/membership-information

ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHCARE JOURNALISTS
Improve 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 PROGRAMS
Writers 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 GUILD
Supports 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 SOCIETY
British 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 ASSOCIATION
Promotes 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 AMERICA
The 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 ASSOCIATION
To 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 ASSOCIATION
Professional 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 GUILD
Supports 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 ASSOCIATION
Professional 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/

E

Editorial Freelancers Association
Largest 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 Association
Organization 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

F

Financial Writers Society
Financial 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 Writers
Online 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/

G

GardenComm
GardenComm 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 America
The 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 Association
The 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/

H

Heartland Writers Guild, Inc
The 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 America
HWA 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

I

International Association of Business Communicators
Promotes 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=a27f2000004ZLxgAAG&order=1
Member benefits page: https://www.iabc.com/membership/
https://www.iabc.com/about-us/faq/

International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association
Strives 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 Association
The 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 Association
Open 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 Alliance
The 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 & Editors
Dedicated 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, Inc
Promotes 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/

M

Media and Content Marketing Association
Helping 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 America
Writing 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

N

National Association of Black Journalists
Provides quality programming and services to journalist members
Website: 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 Journalists
The 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 Editors
Professional 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 Writers
Connecting 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 Editors
Helps 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 Writers
For 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 Women
To 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 Association
Nonprofit 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 Columnists
We 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 Association
The 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 Association
Helping 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 Union
Promotes 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 Association
Serving 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 Association
Educational 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 Journalists
North 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 Association
The 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 Association
Founded 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 Guild
The 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

O

Outdoor Writers Association of America
Professional 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/

P

Pro Football Writer's Association
Website: 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 America
Nation’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 Association
Open 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/

S

Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers
We 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 Writers
Inspire 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 Journalists
Credible 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 Journalists
Encouraging 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 Authors
Nonprofit 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 Writing
Promotes high standards in economic journalism and press freedom
Website: 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 Communication
Oldest and Largest professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communication
Website: 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/

T

Textbook and Academic Authors Association
Support and resources for the academic writer
Website: 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 America
Promotes and recognizes those who write about the American West
Website: 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 Network
Provides information, resources and opportunities for anyone interested in publishing
Website: 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 Workout
The 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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