List of Writers Associations

Writers! Find A Writing Association That Meets Your Needs Here

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Joining a writer's association holds many advantages for you, dear writer! My favorite part of writer's associations is the camaraderie.

Although I didn't include editorial associations here, one of my very favorite groups is the Editorial Freelancers Association. Every day, I follow some interesting, friendly conversations via their email digest. Many of them are very experienced editors, too, and that's another advantage of the writing association: the depth of knowledge out there, and the ability to network with those colleagues.

In addition, many writing associations have informational emails or newsletters which are chock full of information, services, and ideas.

Other advantages, especially from guilds and unions, include business-oriented help such as contracts and collections services.

Last, but not least, some associations offer conferences, meetings and similar training opportunities.

Should You Create Your Own Writing Association?

Of course, if no group on this list works for you, how about creating your own writing group? A local group that you meet with in person may be more pleasurable for those of us who are a bit more social. In addition, a local group may also serve as an accountability group for you! You could start working the locals by connecting with a local librarian or placing a flier in book stores.

Writers Associations By Name (Alphabetized)

I've compiled this large list of associations for writers.

Although I've included some fiction/poetry-oriented groups, I have shortened the list by choosing to forego state-specific associations (although I've included a link where you can find those). In addition, I've kept this list US-centric. There are umpteen Canadian, Australian and UK-based associations out there, though, along with every other nation surely represented!

  • Academy of American Poets
  • African American Online Writers Guild
  • American Amateur Press Association
  • American Business Media
  • American Christian Fiction Writers
  • American Christian Romance Writers
  • American Christian Writers Association
  • American Communication Association
  • American Crime Writers League
  • American Grant Writers Association
  • American Medical Writers Association
  • American News Women's Club
  • American Screenwriters Association
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • American Writers and Artists Inc
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • Association for Business Communication
  • Association of Christian Writers
  • Association of Food Journalists
  • Association of Music Writers and Photographers
  • Association of Professional Freelance Copywriters 
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • Association of Young Journalists and Authors
  • Authors and Publishers Association
  • Authors Guild
  • Black Writers Alliance
  • Cat Writers' Association
  • Chartered Institute of Journalists
  • Christian Writers Group International
  • Construction Writers Association
  • Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
  • Christian Writers Guild
  • Dog Writers of America
  • Dramatists Guild of America
  • Educational Writers Association
  • Erotica Readers and Writers Association
  • Fellowship of Actors, Artists, and Authors
  • Garden Writers Association of America
  • Heartland Writers Guild
  • Horror Writers Association
  • International Alliance of Female Copywriters
  • International Association of Aspiring Writers
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • International Association of Crime Writers
  • International Center for Journalists
  • International Association for Women Playwrights
  • International Communication Association
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
  • International Science Writers Association
  • International Screenwriter's Association
  • International Society for Travel Writing
  • International Travel Media
  • International Travel Writers Alliance
  • International Women's Media Foundation
  • International Women's Writing Guild
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • Midwest Writers
  • Midwest Travel Writers Association
  • Military Writers Society of America
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • National Association of Women Writers
  • National Conference of Editorial Writers
  • National League of American Pen Women
  • National Resume Writers Association
  • National Society of Newspaper Columnists
  • National Writers Association
  • National Writers Union
  • Native American Journalists Association
  • New England Writers
  • New York Financial Writers Association (although state or city specific, I include this as it's the only finance-targeted association I could find)
  • North American Ski Journalists Association
  • North American Travel Journalists Association
  • Northwest Christian Writers Association
  • Northwest Writers
  • Novelists Inc
  • Ozark Creative Writers
  • Outdoor Writers Association of America
  • Outdoor Writers Guild
  • Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association
  • PEN American Center
  • Poetry Society of America
  • Police Writers Professional
  • Professional Copywriters Association
  • Professional Communications Society
  • Professional Writers Alliance
  • Religion News Writers Association
  • Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
  • Romance Writers of America
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association
  • Science Fiction Writers of America
  • Sisters in Writing
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • Society of American Travel Writers
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Society of Southwestern Authors
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • South Asian Journalists Association
  • Southeastern Outdoor Press Association
  • Southeastern Writers Association
  • StoryCircle (memoirists)
  • Technical Writer Association
  • The Authors Guild
  • Travel Journalists Guild Travel Writers Association
  • Western Writers of America
  • Women Writing the West
  • Writers Guild of America, East
  • Writers Guild of America, West