ASJA 2011 scholarship winners announced

New York, NY — The American Society of Journalists and Authors Educational Foundation (ASJAEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of three scholarships to attend the 40rd Annual ASJA Writers Conference in New York City.

The Conference is open to the public, and is the premiere event for anyone wanting to pursue a career in freelance writing, hone their craft to turn a hobby into a thriving freelance writing career, or revive their lagging writing.

Judging scholarship applications was difficult as numerous highly qualified applicants sought out one of three scholarships in the categories of Nonfiction Books, Blogging and Nonfiction Article writing.

The ASJA2011 scholarship recipients are:

Lisa Romeo, Cedar Grove NJ

Susan Henninger, Trumansburg NY

Nancy Furstinger, Elizaville NY

Recipients will be awarded:

1. Waived registration fees to attend Saturday and Sunday, April 30 – May 1, 2011 (including the Continental breakfast, keynote luncheon and cocktail reception).

2. One 30-minute mentoring session with an established, professional writer specializing in their area of expertise.

ASJA2011 has networking, educational and hand-on opportunities for writers in every stage of a writing career. The Conference offers writers all the tools to learn how to:

  • Monetize your blog
  • Improve your interviewing skills
  • Break into the bullet-proof animal writing market
  • Discover several new-to-you markets
  • Craft a query letter editors say is guaranteed to get results
  • Turn your tweets and blogs posts into paid writing assignments
  • Create on online newsroom (and why you need one)
  • Develop a copyediting income stream
  • Leverage your article writing skills for corporate clients
  • And so much more…

It is also packed with the opportunities to network with hundreds of professional writers, editors and literary agents or hone in new markets and hear from nearly 100 impressive speakers including a award-winning NYT writers, professional bloggers, social media gurus, numerous editors and literary agents, scores of published award-winning authors and multi-credentialed writers.