American Society of Newspaper Editors
or ASNE is more in the category of writers organization. It lists conferences
for journalists and other useful information.
Canadian Writers Association bridges the gap between a large national
organization with the immediacy of local chapters.
European Federation of Freelance Writers is open to freelance journalists,
feature writers and authors throughout Europe. They offer a variety of services
including an insurance policy.
HWA or Horror Writers Association is a good place for those interested
in that genre to check out. They are the presenter of the Bram Stoker Awards and
have a variety of benefits for members.
International Women's Writing Guild describes itself as being 'a network
for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing'
National Association of Science Writers is a potential resource to those
engaged in writing about science as fact. They also have a list of local
chapters with local meetings.
Writers Association is a nation wide organization with chapters as diverse
as Hawaii to New York. They have a range of services available and have been in
operation since 1937.
National Writers Union is the trade union for all freelance writers who
publish or work in U.S. markets
Pittsburgh Worldwrights is another small writers group on the web.
- Criminal Justice Journalists, a non-profit, member supported
organization was founded in 1997. Our goal is to improve the quality and accuracy
of news reporting on crime, law enforcement, and the judicial system. In January
2001, CJJ affiliated with the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology of the University
of Pennsylvania. The center was founded by Jerry Lee, president of WBEB-FM in
Philadelphia, and is headed by criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman. For more information,
Writers of America is 'a non-profit professional/educational association
of 8,200 romance writers and other industry professionals' If romance is your
area of specialty this may definitely be an organization to check into.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. is a vital resource
as an organization and equally good resource as a homepage. Among its many other
resources including style guides and other resources there is the Warnings
and Cautions for Writers.
Writers Guild of America is a tremendous
resource site whether or not you are a member. Membership has requirements for
admission and a rather large membership fee. However, this site is worth looking
at for its own sake
Alamo Writers Unlimited is a local San Antonio, Texas
writers group that meets regularly and puts on a local writers
Christian Writers' Guild holds
quarterly full-day workshops in Austin, Texas, has monthly
critique group meetings, and is active via email. Contact
Lin Harris firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 601-2216
for directions to meeting site and general ACWG information.
Authors League is a Colorado's oldest professional
writers' organization (est. 1931) Check their web site for
details of events and other information.
Writers Association is based in Kirkland, Washington,
and describe themselves as ' a group of like-minded writers,
joining forces to hone their craft, and share experiences,
successes, and the occasional Editor-From-Hell story. '
RWA (Romance Writers Association) is an east side
of Lake Washington group with an interest in writing this
popular genre of fiction. Check out their site if you live
in the area and have an interest is this area of writing.
Federation of British Columbia Writers
is an organization with a variety resources for the Canadian
writer in British Columbia.
Heartland Writers Guild
is a Missouri based group that has monthly meetings, a newsletter
and actively sponsors a major writers conference
Kong Writers Circle is a group that provides a setting
for critique and fellowship for writers in the Chinese city
of Hong Kong. It has an annual fee of HK$300. Check out their
web site for details.
Society is a group based in Europe established in 1993
following the death of Bill Naughton. Bill Naughton [1910-1992]
is the author of "Alfie". The group is also noted
for a short
story contest that you can find on the Markets
page under Contests.
Missouri Writers' Guild was established in 1917,
and is the statewide professional writing organization for
Missouri and Missouri-affiliated writers of all genres. They
describe themselves as having '10 chapters located throughout
the state, all who meet regularly, and in addition to meetings,
hold workshops, contests, give readings, etc. ' They also
both a contest and an annual writing conference.
Writer's Association is, as their name indicates,
a Maryland based group that offers services as diverse as
critique groups, publications, contests and special events,
annual conference and more. Check their web page out
North Carolina Writer's Network is an organization
that brings together poets, fiction writers, essayists, playwrights,
technical writers, and journalists of all ages, backgrounds
and skill levels.
Oklahoma Writers Group
is a web site in progress as well as a local group with progressively
more information available on line. Check it out if you are
in the area and see if it is right for you.
Panhandle Professional Writers describe themselves
as 'One of the oldest writing groups in the nation, formed
in 1920, based in the Texas Panhandle.' They also have a variety
of links and a local writing conference that you might wish
to check out.
Pen and Brush Club is a 100 years and more old organization
of professional women in the arts - writers, painters, sculptors,
musicians, and artists in craft. Located at 16 East 10 Street,
in New York City, they have a variety of events posted on
their web site that you might want to check out. Their web
site states ,'All exhibitions and speaker nights are open
to the public free of charge'
Writers of Prescott is a local writers group that
includes published and unpublished writers of fiction and
non-fiction in the Prescott, Arizona area. They publish a
newsletter and have regular meetings. Check out their web
page for details.
River Romance Writers is a local writers group that
describe themselves as 'Chapter 124 of the Romance Writers
of America, Region 5. Based in Wichita Falls, Texas, we serve
members from all along the Red River Valley and Texoma Region
of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Our purpose is to provide
a forum where authors and aspiring authors alike can come
together to exchange ideas, refine their works and hone their
skills to create the very best in romantic fiction.'
Mountain Fiction Writers is a Colorado based group
with the goal of helping established and aspiring writers
of novel length fiction. They have classes, regular meetings,
critique groups and an annual writer conference. Check their
web page for details.
- The Rhode
Island Writers and Journalists Society describe
themselves as a "Non-Profit forum and community of writers,
journalists, and photographers from RI and beyond. Contests,
posted works, photos and much more"
began with a meeting of 'Jack London, poet George Sterling
and short story writer Herman Whitaker'. It now numbers 18
chapters and counting. If you are in the San Francisco Bay
area, this could be a possible place to check out.
6 foot Ferrett Writing Group Home Page is the how
to start your own writers group helper page authored by a
group that has been operating since 1989.
T Party is a informal local writing group based originally
in London, England, but now expanding a bit to the south (according
to their web site). Check it out and see if this might be
something for you. They specialize in fantasy, sf and horror
Christian Writer's Club was founded in 1981. This
club is Tulsa, Oklahoma based and offers speakers, six bi-monthly
workshops, a critique group, an eight-page monthly newsletter,
mentoring, resources, an on-line newsletter, as well as a
newly-established mail list
- The Squirrel
Hill Writing Group is, according to their webpage,
a Pittsburgh based writing group that meets in the Squirrel
Hill Branch of the Carnagie Library.
Willamette Writers Group descrbies themselves with glowing
words as the following: '2005 marks the 40th Anniversary
of the Willamette Writers. With over 1,100 members, WW
is the largest writers' organization in the NW, and one
of the largest writers' organizations in the U.S. WW is
based in Portland, with satellite groups in Eugene and
Ashland. Founded by Kay Snow in 1965, WW is a non-profit,
tax-exempt Oregon corporation led by volunteers. Its mission
is to provide and encourage a creative environment and
support system for current and aspiring writers. Willamette
Writer's provides a monthly newsletter with tips on techniques
and job opportunties, monthly meetings with keynote speakers,
a focus on fostering literacy in the community through
our "Books for Kids" program and the Young
Willamette Writers, and an annual writer's conference. The conference takes place
in Portland every August, and features 3-days of workshops, a highly charged
networking environment and opportunites to sell your work through pitching to
over 100 reputable literary agents and editors, as well as film agents, producers
and managers - all looking for the next hot property.'
or Die is a science fiction, fantasy and horror based
free writing group that has been going since 1996 and meets
in the Monroeville, Pennsylvania area. Check their web site
for directions and details.
Writer's Center is more than just a writers group,
with a writers and editors registry, workshops and a host
of other resources on their web site and in their facility
in the Washington D.C. area. Well worth a look see and consideration
as to whether it could be useful to you.
Cramp is a Seattle/Tacoma Writing group that
has been meeting for a number of years and has several Clarion
graduates among it's members.
Garret is a full featured group with a broad range
of services for writers in the north Texas area. check out
their extensive web site for details both about their group
and other events taking place in the north Texas area of interest
to writers of all persuasions. The site is also the home for
- an online literary magazine that will publish selected prose
and poetry by The Writer's Garret members only.
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