Organizations and associations for writers in the US.

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6' Ferrets Writers' Group
Provides tips for those interested in setting up groups, as well as ideas for exercises and events for existing groups. Florida and Connecticut.
Abilene Writers Guild
Features programs, news, and membership information. Monthly meetings, Abilene, Texas.
Alaska Writers Guild
Supporting Alaska's writers with events and conferences.
America Christian Fiction Writers
To empower Christian novelists. Training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry.
The American Communication Association
ACA was created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication.
American Night Writers Association
To encourage, assist, and motivate its members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. A network for LDS women interested in writing. Arizona.
American Society of Authors and Writers
Authors and writers can meet with editors, publishers, agents, producers, directors, and other media professionals to network on new creative projects
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Dedicated to keeping nonfiction writers informed about the latest terms and negotiations in the world of periodicals, print, and electronic.
Arizona Authors Association
A nonprofit organization supporting local authors statewide and across the nation.
Art Omi International Arts Center
Hudson Valley New York writers colony offers fellowship awards to writers from all genres. See website for application information. Award consists of room and board.
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Membership, programs, publications, awards, and fellowship.
Association of American Publishers
The AAP, with some 200 members located throughout the United States, is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.
Association of Ghost Writers
Site includes a member and speaker directory. Based in New York.
Attic Institute
Creative writing workshops, poets studio, individual consult group, PDX writers’ league. Portland, Oregon.
The Authors Guild Online
Society of published authors, is an advocate for fair compensation, free speech, and copyright protection, offers health insurance, contract reviews and web services, and publishes a quarterly bulletin.
Bay Area Editors' Forum
California association of freelance and in-house editors, proofreaders, and indexers for book publishing and technical fields.
The Bay Area Professional Writers Guild
A service of the professional freelance nonfiction writers of Tampa, Bay, Florida.
Black Writers Events
For black writers since 2000. Educational events and writing retreats. US based.
Black Writers Guild Of Maryland Inc
To publicize our charter, keep members informed, and attract a broader audience by introducing ourselves to the community. Inform visitors about the Guild, share ideas, and organize events and activities.
Boulder Writers Alliance
Nonprofit group for communications professionals, helping members find work and gain skills. Boulder, Colorado, USA.
The Brooklyn Writers Space
Provides shared writing space to writers living in Brooklyn. BWS is committed to the creation of a work environment that fosters the literary success of writers.
California Writers Club, Redwood Branch
Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Marin counties. Monthly meetings, speakers, conferences, workshops, local writers resources.
Cassell Network of Writers
Free how-to tips for serious freelance writers and book authors, news items, referral service for freelance jobs, markets for Network members.
Cat Writers' Association, Inc.
An organization of professionals writing, publishing and broadcasting about cats. A newsletter, MEOW, is published quarterly and available to members only.
The Catholic Writers Guild
A group of writers, artists, editors, illustrators dedicated to building a Catholic literary and artistic culture.
Central Oregon Writers Guild
Workshops, events and a Harvest Writing Contest.
Chattahoochee Valley Writers, Inc.
Program, registration, and writing contest information on the annual Chattahoochee Valley Writers' Conference held in Columbus, Georgia.
Chesapeake Bay Writers
Offers writers in eastern Virginia, opportunities to develop the craft of writing and to effectively market their work. The CBW serves writers in eastern Virginia from Williamsburg north to Tappahannock.
Chicago Women in Publishing
CWIP is a nonprofit organization for professionals in the publishing industry.
Colorado Authors' League
Denver-based professional writers' organization established in 1931 to support Colorado writers.
The Colorado Springs Fiction Writer's Group
Aids aspiring and established writers in improving the quality of their craft by offering a critique group, online research, editing services and monthly articles.
Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association
CAPA's members include aspiring, self-published or published authors, writers, agents, publishers, and other book-industry people who meet at the Tunxis Community College in Farmington CT.
Cookeville Creative Writers' Association
Information for writers in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee on all areas of writing for publication.
Dog Writers Association of America
Professional writing association devoted to dogs.
The Eclectic Quill
Writers group located in the Gilmer/ Longview TX area welcoming writers of all genres, skill levels, published or unpublished, ages 25+.
Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas
Writing resources and information for fiction writers in central Arkansas.
Florida Outdoor Writers Association
Made up of the outdoor industry’s top outdoor communicators, conservationists and industry-related companies.
Florida Writers Association
For professional writers to learn, grow, network, and find resources to improve writing and learn to navigate the publishing industry.
Fresh Arts
A community of artists, worldwide, based in Houston, TX. Sign up for the Friday photo newsletter. Includes the underground art scene in Houston.
Garden State Horror Writers
Manalapan, New Jersey writers group for authors of various genres, with monthly meetings, a critique-by-mail program, guideline and sample copy libraries and national short story contests. Site features news, member spotlight and anthologies.
GCWA
Gulf Coast Writers Association, Ft. Myers, Florida, USA.
Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
Pennsylvania organization providing support and resources to its members. Information about membership, monthly programs, social activities, conference, and speakers bureau.
Green River Writers
A non-profit organization founded in Kentucky offering workshops, retreats, monthly critique sessions for poetry and prose, an annual writing contest and a newsletter. Louisville.
Gulf Coast Writers Association
Non-profit literary organization established for over 12 years by writers to help fellow writers. We publish our own Quarterly Magazine, which accepts submissions by our members - The Magnolia Quarterly Review .
Heartland Writers Guild
Sponsors of the biennial Heartland Writers Conference, HWG is a not-for-profit multi-genre organization devoted to helping its members market their writing.
The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
A not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the appreciation of literary excellence and to stimulate and nurture the creation of literary works in all sectors of the population.
Idaho Writer's League
Open to residents or individuals living within 50 miles of Idaho. Site features history, awards, reading list, announcemtned, calendar, officers and membership application.
Idaho Writers Guild
Offering professional networking and educational opportunities. Promoting education in the community.
Indiana Romance Writers of America
Meets monthly in Indianapolis. Site features members only section, news, calendar of events, contests, workshops, newsletter, writing tips and resources, and guestbook.
Inland Empire California Writers Club
Meets once a month. A group of published and actively seeking publication writers. Welcome all levels of writers.
International Women’s Writing Guild
Regional conferences and writing groups for women writers. Empowering women through writing. Based in New York, NY.
Islamic Writers Alliance
A non-profit United States-based professional Muslim organization with an international membership.
Island Writers' Network
A local Writers Group in Hilton Head Island, SC. Site details group history, meetings and roster of published writers.
Island Writers' Network
To support, inspire, and mentor writers in the business and the craft of writing. Hilton Head Island Writers’ Network.
Jackpine Writers' Block
A small literary group, based in northern Minnesota, that gathers once to twice a month. Publisher and designers of the literary journal The Talking Stick.
League of American Communications Professionals
To create a forum within the public relations industry for discussion of the profession and recognizing those who demonstrate exemplary communications capabilities.
League of Utah Writers
The League of Utah Writers is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering friendship, education, and encouragement to the writers of Utah.
League Of Vermont Writers
An organization supporting writers and those interested in writing in varied genres.
Liberty States Fiction Writers
Dedicated to the education and support of fiction writers. Workshops, networking events and promotional opportunities to aid both published and yet-to-be published writers. Based in New Jersey.
Lilac City Rochester Writers
Rochester, New York. A nonprofit organization dedicated to developing writers of all genres
The Loft Literary Center
Founded in a loft above a Minneapolis bookstore, now a literary center, offering programs and services for readers and writers. Community and work space for writers.
Long Island Authors and Writers Society
An organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the craft of writing to its members and the Long Island community.
The Long Island Writers' Guild, Inc.
Dedicated to the development of each writer's voice and talent, and to the collection of literary treasures in anthologies.
Los Angeles Writers Group
Online writers group based on a real writers group in Los Angeles. Free writing exercises, web pages for writers and writing job resources.
Michigan Writers
A non-profit cooperative effort to support writers and editors by providing professional services and opportunities for education, publication and interaction with peers.
MichiganWriters
Fiction and Non-fiction writer's. Tell stories, to learn and to become better writers. This group is at the present online only.
Military Writers Society Of America
A community where military writers and veterans are welcomed and appreciated.
The Missouri Writers' Guild
Organization representing writers in or near the state of Missouri. Conference and market information for members.
Mountain Writers Series
Writing and reading workshops by some of the region’s finest writers and teachers. Based in Oregon, US.
Naperville Writers Group
The Group offers a steady outlet and support for writers of Naperville, IL, and nearby towns.
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
NAIWE is a professional association for writers and editors, providing individual member websites and other benefits. Based in Ashland, Virginia.
The National Writers Association
A resource for readers, writers, film producers, agents and editors. Invites amateur and professional writers a line to join.
National Writers Union
The union for freelance writers working in U.S. markets.
Nebraska Writers Guild
The on-line resource for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, providing information, advice, and links of interest to writers and readers across the state and beyond.
New England Outdoor Writers Association
Conferences, events and opportunities for people active in the outdoor communication industry.
New York State Writers Institute
Housed at the University at Albany, the aim is to celebrate literature, writing, and performance, and to enhance the role of writers within the larger community. Contains history, programs and blog.
Nonfiction Authors Association
A community for authors to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about book publishing and promotion. Located in California.
North Carolina Writers Network
A nonprofit literary arts service organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. Site offers courses, conferences, competitions, critiques, calendar of events and hall of fame.
Northern Colorado Writers
Writing organization that supports and encourages writers of all levels and genres.
Northwest Science Writers Association
A forum for professional writers including information, articles, links for medical and science writers.
NY Writers Coalition
Based in Brooklyn, community-based creative writing programs.
The Office
A workspace for writers and other professionals seeking an inspirational environment free from distractions of home and office. Southern California.
Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.
Open to members of affiliated groups or at large. Site offers membership information, officers, contest, conference and newsletter.
Opus Est
Online group for novelists who provide each other high quality feedback in a timely manner. Site details membership qualifications and benefits.
Oregon Writers Colony
A nonprofit organization representing and nurturing professional and novice writers. Site features calendar of events, articles on writing, information on the Colonyhouse writer's retreat, workshops and conferences.
The Original Palm Springs Writers Guild
A nonprofit organization founded in 1977, supported by a variety of writers in the Coachella Valley.
Outdoor Writers Association of America
OWAA is an international, professional association of outdoor communicators, outdoor companies and outdoor industry service providers.
Outdoor Writers Association of California
A non-profit professional volunteer organization of outdoor communicators from California and surrounding western states. Site features philosophy, membership eligibility, application and directory, newsletter and calendar of events.
The Ozarks Writers League
Missouri writer's organization.
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
A nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the creative and professional talents of writers. Site details writers conferences, contests, critique groups, forums and articles on writing.
Panhandle Professional Writers
Meets bi-monthly in Amarillo, Texas. Site features membership information and member roster, meetings, online group, conference and contests.
Paragraph
A workspace for writers, based in New York, NY. Dedicated to providing an affordable and tranquil working environment for writers of all genres.
PEN American Center
Membership association of prominent literary writers and editors. As a major voice of the literary community the organization seeks to defend the freedom of expression wherever it may be threatened, and promote and encourage the recognition and reading of contemporary literature.
PEN Center USA
A non-profit membership organization made up of writers that work west of the Mississippi. Members are connected by the goals of building interest in the written word and defending writers worldwide.
Peninsula Writers Group
Site for group members to keep in touch. Meetings in Old Town Silverdale. Washington.
Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association
Dedicated to informing Pennsylvanians concerning the wise use and management of natural resources.
Pennwriters
A Pennsylvania based multi-genre networking organization for writers.
Poets & Writers Online
Nonprofit organization that fosters the professional development of writers and promotes communication throughout the U.S. literary community.
Portland Women Writers
Creative writing workshops and retreats for women.
Realms of Fiction
Promotes writers and the craft of writing. We normally meet every Monday at 7:30 PM on the second floor of Borders Bookstore in Metairie, LA.
Richard Hugo House
Seattle members organization providing support, advice, and a variety of programs for writers and the local community.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
An organization for writers of novel length fiction in the Rocky Mountain region.
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers
A regional organization of professional and aspiring communicators, dedicated to the improvement of communicating the outdoor experience.
San Diego Christian Writers Guild
Countywide Christian writers group in the United States. For new and experienced writers to become published authors. Hosts an annual conference in the fall and monthly critique group meetings.
San Diego Writers / Editors Guild
Promotes, supports and encourages writers, endorses workshops and seminars for the benefit of fiction and nonfiction writers, and promotes the writing arts for youth, adults and seniors alike.
SDSU Writing Resource Crib
Offering tips and lively description on grammar, English, and writing. San Diego, CA.
The Side Project
A Chicago-based community of writers, playwrights, poets, and short story writers who meet to discuss their work.
Soapstone
Provides grants to support events and study groups that introduce or offer the opportunity to delve into the work of women writers. Based in Portland, OR.
Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc.
Members of the Society have joined together in the common pursuit of the highest standards of economic journalism, through both individual and collective efforts.
SOLA
The Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Site features membership information, contact form and roster of published authors.
South Carolina Writers Workshop
A literary arts organization serving both new and established writers. Site features news, membership application, local chapter calendars, information on the annual writers conference and anthology, and a forum.
South Florida Writers Association
An association of independent and emerging writers.
South West Writers
A nonprofit organization that is devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft and further their careers. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Southeastern Outdoor Press Association
Promoting superior quality in communications and a limitless sharing of information and techniques about the outdoors.
Southeastern Writers Association
Non-profit organization supporting, instructing and enhancing the careers of writers. SEW's annual conference offers a week of intensive study under highly qualified instructors.
St. Louis Writers Guild
Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the literary community of the greater St. Louis area.
Story Circle Network
Non-profit organization comprised of women who want to explore and share personal stories. Includes a calendar of events, information about contests, FAQ, and mailing lists. Colorado based.
The Talespinners
A writers' group located in Houston, Missouri. Meeting times, a member list, contact information, and a monthly prompt.
Tallahassee Writer's Association
A multi-genre writing organization in its 20th year, it sponsors monthly programs and workshops, annual prose, poetry and playwriting contests and the spring Seven Hills Writer's Conference.
Tampa Writers Alliance
A nonprofit organization of writers in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative
A nonprofit organization founded by a group of writers and educators who make a contribution to the teaching of writing. Brooklyn, NY.
Texas Association Of Authors
Supporting and marketing Texas authors. Promoting reading.
Texas Outdoor Writers Association
Annual conference, events and newsletter for writers and others involved in outdoor communications.
Tri - Write Club
Serving online writers and North Carolina Triangle area writers. Housed in Raleigh, NC.
Tulsa Nightwriters
We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the Allee Beth Martin East Regional Library. Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.
Tulsa NightWriters
Supporting writers and soon-to-be writers. Guest speaker at each monthly meeting. Oklahoma.
Twin Lakes Writers
Mountain Home, Arkansas. Features tips and links for writers, a monthly newsletter and samples of their writing.
The Village Quill
Seeks to support New York City writers. A work space in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood, dedicated to the professional development, promotion, and practice of the craft of writing.
Willamette Writers
Writer's organization located in Portland, Oregon. Offers monthly meetings, newsletter and a yearly writing conference.
Women Writing for a Change
Private writing school with a feminist philosophy, aiming to improve peoples lives through the art of writing and the practices of community. Men not accepted in all programs.
Women Writing the West
Supports authors and other professionals in promoting the contributions made by women to the history, culture and growth of the American West..
Wordcrafters in Eugene
Classes and workshops available in Oregon.
Write Around Portland
A group with writing workshops and events around Portland, OR.
Write or Die
A science fiction and fantasy writing and critiquing group located in Pittsburgh, PA.
Write Right Critique Group
Association of professional and aspiring writers in Lubbock, Texas.
The Writer's Center
Non-profit writing organization dedicated to promoting participation in the creation, distribution, and enjoyment of literature. The designated Literary Resource Center for Maryland.
Writer's Room of Boston
Providing secure and affordable workspace in downtown Boston to emerging and established writers.
Writers Guild at Bloomington
An association of writers committed to mutual support and the professional development of their craft. Bloomington, IN.
Writers Guild of America
The WGAw represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.
Writers Guild of America, East
Promoting and protecting the professional and artistic interests of writers and others in movies, TV, radio and news. Online script registration enables writers to record when they wrote their material.
Writers Mill
Notes from a Portland writing group.
The Writers Room
A non-profit urban writer's colony in New York city. Quiet, affordable workspace for writers.
Writers' Center of Indiana
A community-based literary arts organization serving writers and readers throughout Indiana.
The Writers' Mill
A professional refuge for writers of all sorts in Northampton, Massachusetts. A shared space to work and a community of fellow writers.
Writers@Work
An independent writer’s organization that connects area writers to the national publishing and writing scene. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Writing in Michigan
This blog which focuses on writing in the state of Michigan, United States, offers a variety of writer's resources including job links, contests, markets and articles.
Writing North Idaho
Six North Idaho writers share writing-related news, events, opportunities, book reviews, their experiences with publishing and the craft of writing, and general thoughts about the writing life.
Wyoming Writers Inc.
Through annual conferences, monthly newsletters, workshops, activities, and networking, WWI brings the collective wisdom of our members together to help each other excel.
Young Chicago Authors
Encouraging self-expression and literacy among Chicago's youth through writing and performance. Site features information on programs, publications, internships, calendar of events and writing resources.
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