Our Mission


To be the voice and career resource for independent,
entrepreneurial professional nonfiction writers

For all freelance writers

ASJA is the primary voice representing freelance writers’ interests, providing advocacy for our right to control and profit from our work as entrepreneurs.

For ASJA Members

ASJA offers professional development benefits and services, so that members can explore professional issues and concerns with our peers.

For editors, agents, publishers, and clients

ASJA members are professional, proven freelance nonfiction writers in a variety of fields, genres, and settings.

For the publishing community

ASJA leads the industry in establishing professional and ethical standards for freelance writers.

Not a member?

With ASJA, you have access to resources to take your writing career to the next level. You also have access to smart colleagues, events and professional development tools.

Benefits of Membership