Institutes and Associations
Institutes and Associations
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students, and media professionals.
- Alabama Writers Conclave
Welcome to the Alabama Writers Conclave, the oldest writers’ organization in continuous existence in the United States.
- Association of Christian Writers
This is the official website of the Association of Christian Writers.
- Colorado Authors’ League
Established in 1931 to “foster the art and craft of authorship,” the Colorado Authors’ League is comprised of more than 230 professional writers, including authors of adult fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, children and young adult books, playwrights, poets, and bloggers.
- Department of English Literature and Linguistics | Bar-Ilan University
The Bar-Ilan Department of English Literature and Linguistics is composed of two independent, structurally related divisions: English & American Literature and linguistics. Both divisions value critical thinking in a warm multi-cultural environment that emphasizes diversity and the free exchange of ideas.
- Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition
HISSAC runs an Annual Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition – deadline July 31st – and also offers mentorship opportunities for new and emergent writers. Founded by author Clio Gray in 2004. www.cliogray.com
- International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists is the world’s largest organisation of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 600.000 members in 134 countries.
- IOBA | Independent Online Booksellers Association
The Independent Online Booksellers Association is an international trade organization for internet booksellers.
- LPG | Literary Press Group
The Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG) is a not-for-profit association of Canadian literary book publishers.
- Maryland Writers’ Association – Home Page
Maryland Writers’ Association – Dedicated to the Art, Business, and Craft of Writing Since 1988
- National Writers Association
A community of writers and friends where Great Work Begins.
- New Zealand Writers Guild
A professional association of scriptwriters.
- NT Writers’ Centre
The NT Writers Centre encourages literary activity in the Territory, supporting the writer’s journey, in all genres, from workshops to showcase events.
- Outdoor Writers Association of America
The mission of Outdoor Writers Association of America is to improve the professional skills of our members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources, and be mentors for the next generation of professional outdoor communicators.
- PEN International
PEN International promotes literature and freedom of expression and is governed by the PEN Charter and the principles it embodies: unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations.
- poets.org | Academy of American Poets
The largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.
- Quad City writing workshops – writing conferences – writing contests
Founded over thirty years ago by David Collins and Evelyn Witter, Midwest Writing Center offers opportunities for writers and readers alike throughout the Quad Cities region. This online site serves as an information gateway to literary events and writing resources throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois, with services for emerging and established writers.
- San Diego Writers, Ink
San Diego Writers, Ink is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We offer classes, groups, workshops, readings and other literary events at The Ink Spot and other locations throughout San Diego County.
- Scriptwriters Network
The Scriptwriters Network, founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, a volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals.
- Society for Features Journalism
Promoting the craft of writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism (by SFJ).
- Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and protecting journalism since 1909
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.
- SouthWest Writers
A non-profit organisation devoted to helping writers.
- The Carnegie Center
Empowering people to explore and express their voices through imaginative learning and the literary arts.
- The Copy Collective
The Copy Collective is a collective of Australian, New Zealand and other international copywriters whose versatile copywriting skills range from fundraising, marketing and online copywriting to corporate and government writing, feature and speech writing, as well as editing and so much more.
- The International Screenwriters’ Association
The ISA is an informational resource for screenwriters worldwide and a resource for film and TV producers seeking screenwriters.
- The Midwest Book Review
Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review is an organization committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing.
- The Ontario Poetry Society
The Ontario Poetry Society was founded to create a democratic organization for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.
- Writers Guild of Alberta
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) was formed in 1980 to provide a meeting ground and collective voice for all the writers of the province. Our members write in every genre and at every level of expertise.
- Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
WFNS is a registered not-for-profit organization that operates with funds raised from membership dues, fundraising endeavors, and corporate sponsorships, with operating support from the Government of Nova Scotia and with project assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.