selected links to national writers' groups in the United States.
Writers' groups in specific states will be added over time.
Writers Relief List of Writers Associations - This is an
extensive list of American writers groups. The national ones
have been listed below, but there are many generalized and
specific interest groups that have not. (cat writers, dog
writers, erotica writers, etc.) Check out this listing if you're
looking for a topic specific group.
of American Poets - sponsors the annual Walt
Whitman Award among other things.
Christian Fiction Writers - this group's focus is on
advancing Christian fiction. Though an American group, its 2600
member come from around the is world.
Society of Journalists and Authors - a professional
organization of independent non-fiction writers, ASJA has been
helping writers since 1948 with professional development,
workshops, marketing information and more. It has over 1200
members. Writers must meet certain standards to be eligible to
American Journalists Association - this non-profit
educational and professional association has 21 chapters across
the US. The group promotes diversity in American journalism and
accuracy of reporting on Asian matters.
- Meetup is a fantastic website if you want to join a group of
people with similar interests. For writers groups in your area,
simply click on the link, change the distance and location in
the search bar to your specifications (e.g. within 50 miles of
New York), type writers or writing into the search bar and click
the magnifying glass icon.
- Mystery Writers of America - this group "is the premier
organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the
crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are
devoted to the genre". They sponsor the annual Edgar Awards.
American Journalists Association - NAJA "serves and
empowers Native journalists through programs and actions
designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures".
Association of Memoir Writers - the association offers
workshops, twice monthly teleseminars and specialized resources
for memoir writers.
Poetry Society of America - founded in 1910, the PSA is
America's oldest poetry organization. Their mission is to
promote poeetry and support poets with a variety of programs and
Writers of America - RWA promotes the interests of
romance writers through education, networking and awards. They
have over 10,000 members including both published and
Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America - a professional
organization for sci-fi and fantasy writers. Former members
include Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury and Andre
Sisters in Crime - their mission is to "help
women who write, review, buy, or sell crime fiction". The group
was founded in 1986 and has chapters across the United States as
well as one in Toronto, Canada.
Writers of America - this organization was founded in
1953 to promote the literature of the American West. It sponsors
the annual Spur Awards.