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There are writers groups for every niche and every specialty. Some local, some national. Some hold meetings and conventions, others are online networking only. Still others offer resources for writers and their readers. Most offer support and a sense of connection in your writing endeavors.

 

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American Christian Fiction Writers
ACFW is an organization geared toward meeting the needs of new and seasoned authors alike, as well as offering a venue for readers of Christian Fiction to learn more about their favorite authors and discover the vast array of choices available from the Christian Fiction market in general.

American Medical Writers Association
The mission of the American Medical Writers Association is to promote excellence in medical communication and to provide educational resources in support of that goal. Through an extensive educational program, various publications, and unparalleled opportunities for networking, AMWA encourages and enables its members to extend their professional expertise.

American Screenwriters Association
The American Screenwriters Association (ASA) is the world's leading professional association organized for educational purposes, including the promotion and encouragement of the art and craft of screenwriting.

American Society of Journalists and Authors
The American Society of Journalists and Authors helps professional freelance writers advance their writing careers. Members share candid data on writing rates, publishing contracts, editors, agents and more.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Since 1967, AWP has supported writers & writing programs around the world. They now support over 28,000 writers at over 400 member colleges & universities and 120 writers' conferences and centers.

The Authors Guild
The voice of American writers.

Chicago Writers Association
The Chicago Writers Association is a Creative writing community of dedicated writers from Chicagoland. CWA members are both professional, published authors, and those committed to joining their ranks. They focus their efforts on both necessary aspects of the professional writer: 1.
Perfecting our craft; and 2. Getting our work into the stream of commerce.

ChickLit Writers of the World

The Children's Book Council
The Children's Book Council, Inc. is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults.

Forward Motion for Writers
Forward Motion, a site where you can connect with others interested in sharing both the joys and the insanity of writing. Forward Motion is filled with people working at various stages of their careers—from those who have been repeatedly published to others starting their first manuscripts. Members write in various genres, and people at the site are working on everything from multi-book series to occasional bouts of poetry.

The Historical Novel Society
Promotes all aspects of historical fiction.

Horror Writers Association
Organization of professional writers of fiction and non-fiction pertaining to or inspired by the traditions, legends, development, and history of horror and occult. It's members are together for their mutual benefit in an earnest effort to further a more widespread publicity, promotion, distribution, readership and appreciation of the literature of horror and occult.

Independent Writers of Chicago
IWOC is a nonprofit professional association of freelance writers who work primarily throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

International Association of Business Communicators
The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 15,000 business communication professionals in over 70 countries.

International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association
The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a global network of people involved in the hospitality and lifestyle fields and the people who promote them by informing others about them.

International Thriller Writers
Organization of professional authors from around the world. Here you can learn more about them, their work, and the sources from which they draw their inspiration.

JacketFlap
JacketFlap is the world's most comprehensive children's book resource and social networking web site for people in the children's book industry. Over 2,200 published authors and illustrators are members, as well as many librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers and publishers.

Locus Online
News, views, resources, and perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Midwest Travel Writers Association
Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) is an organization of travel professionals, including writers, photographers and travel publicists from the 13 Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin).

Mystery Writers of America
MWA is the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction.

National Association of Science Writers
The NASW’s mission is to foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public. Over the years, its officers have included both freelancers and employees of most of the major newspapers, wire services, magazines, and broadcast outlets in the country.

National Association of Women Writers
The National Association of Women Writers (NAWW) was founded in 2001. They have over 3000 members worldwide and help connect and educate their members through books, CDs, tele-events, physical chapter events and much more.

The North American Association of Travel and Lifestyle Writers
This society is made up of professionals who are actively engaged in journalism, as publishers of trade publications, editors, staff writers of consumer or trade publications, book authors, and freelancers in print and broadcast media. These professionals possess a dedication to objectivity in their work and to constant endeavor to raise the intellectual level of world tourism and the physical level of destinations and attractions.

North American Travel Journalists Association
The North American Travel Journalists Association is the premier professional association of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to redefining professional development
for the travel industry.

Outdoor Writers Association of America
OWAA is an international, professional association of outdoor communicators, outdoor companies and outdoor industry service providers.

Poetry Society of America
Whether you write poetry, read poetry, or simply want to widen your literary horizons, the Poetry Society of America has readings, seminars, and competitions intended to challenge and inspire.

Romance Writers of America
Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. The association represents almost 10,000 members in 144 chapters offering local or special-interest networking and education.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
SFWA has brought together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world, and has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers' organizations in existence. Over 1200 sf and fantasy writers, artists, editors, and allied professionals are members.

Sisters in Crime
Sisters in Crime is an international organization of readers and writers dedicated to raising awareness of women's contributions to the mystery genre.

Small Publishers Association of North America
SPAN is dedicated to advancing the interests and expertise of independent publishers and authors through educational opportunities and discounted services.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. There are currently more than 19,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regions, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world.

Society of Technical Communication
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 14,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors
professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.

Western Writers of America
Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field. The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional western fiction, but the organization swiftly expanded to include historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history.

Writers.net
WritersNet brings writers and publishing professionals from around the world together to share writing experiences. Join others discussing and exchanging ideas about the writing life and the business of writing. Share your expertise and experience or benefit from the expertise and experience of others.

Writerspace.com
Websites for writers, communities for readers.




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