American Society of Journalists and Authors
The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) was founded in 1948 as the Society of Magazine Writers, and is an organization of independent nonfiction writers in the
United States. The membership consists of over 1,300 freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and other forms of nonfiction writing. [cite web|title=About ASJA|url=http://www.asja.org/about.php|publisher=American Society of Journalists and Authors|accessdate=2007-11-12]
ASJA helps professional freelance writers advance their writing careers. Members share candid data on writing rates, publishing contracts, editors, agents and more. Non-members benefit from our Contracts Watch newsletter, annual writers conference and writing resources. Editors and others can search our membership to hire experienced authors and journalists.
*cite web|title=ASJA: American Society of Journalists and Authors|url=http://www.asja.org/ Web site, public section.
*cite web|title=ASJA Member Benefits: |url=http://www.asja.org/benefits. ASJA offers a large variety of member benefits.
*cite web|title=ASJA Freelance Writer Search (FWS): |url=http://www.freelancewritersearch.com/ Need a writer? FWS can locate one for you.
*cite web|title=ASJA Writers Emergency Assistance Fund: (WEAF)|url=http://www.asja.org/weaf/ WEAF has aided many a cash-strapped writer over the years, and you do not need to be a member.
*cite web|title=ASJA Annual Writing Awards: |url=http://www.asja.org/awards/awards.php Awards for a wide variety of writing are given at the Annual Conference in April of each year. Here's a list of winners for all years.
*cite web|title=ASJA Free resources for all writers: |url=http://www.asja.org/pubtips/pubtips.php Contract tips, e-wrongs about e-rights, much more.
*cite web|title=ASJA Store: |url=http://www.asja.org/store/store.php/ The store sells books, tee-shirts, and more.
*cite web|title=ASJA Member Directory: |url=http://www.asja.org/memdb/search.php Web site, public section.
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