Post 3 in my Professional Authors Associations Series. Click here to read post 1.
American Society of Journalists and Authors: www.asja.org
ASJA is a national organization of independent nonfiction professional writers. It offers benefits and services focusing on professional development, including regular confidential market information, meetings with editors and other field professionals, an exclusive referral service, seminars and workshops, discount services, and the opportunity for members to explore professional issues and concerns with their peers. Membership is open to established nonfiction writers who meet the organization’s high standards, but ASJA advocates industry wide for freelancers’ interests. Based in New York City, the Society has active regional chapters in Northern and Southern California, the Rocky Mountain area, the Southeast (Atlanta area), the Upper Midwest (Minneapolis area), upstate New York, Long Island, and Washington, DC.
This information has been adapted from the 4th edition of The Writer’s Legal Guide by Kay Murray and myself.