Founded in 1948, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is the nation's professional organization of independent nonfiction writers. Our membership consists of nearly 1,200 outstanding freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and many other forms of nonfiction writing, each of whom has met ASJA's exacting standards of professional achievement.
To its members
ASJA offers extensive benefits and services focusing on professional development, including regular confidential market information, meetings with editors and others in the field, an exclusive referral service, seminars and workshops, discount services and, above all, the opportunity for members to explore professional issues and concerns with their peers.
To independent writers
ASJA is a primary voice in representing freelancers' interests, serving as spokesman for their right to control and profit from uses of their work in the new media and otherwise. Join us.
To editors and others
ASJA offers ready access to writers proven in the marketplace, capable of producing articles, books, brochures and scripts on any imaginable subject. Click here for ASJA's Freelance Writer Search.
To the entire publishing community
ASJA brings leadership in establishing professional and ethical standards, and in recognizing and encouraging the pursuit of excellence in nonfiction writing.
ASJA headquarters are in New York City. The Society has active regional chapters in a variety of locations. See the Leadership section for a current list.