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American Society of Association Executives -
• To find many associations that focus on science, fiction, poetry, medical, etc.

American Society of Journalists and Authors -
• National organization for freelance nonfiction writers.

Copy Editor -
• A great site for job listings and networking opportunities with other copy editors.

Directory of Free Agent Job Listing Web Sites -
• Links to 85+ free agent web sites, many of which post opportunities for freelance writers.

Editorial Freelancers Association -
• The web site for the national organization of freelance editors.
• Members also include writers and artists.
• This site has a page of links to excellent web sites in the writing/editing arena.

Elance -

Forward Motion -

Funds for Writers -

Guide to Writers Conferences & Workshops -
• An excellent directory listing of 800+ conferences worldwide, with a focus on varied content, such as journalism, autobiography, environment, children, humor and fiction. -

National Novel Writing Month -

Photo Source International -
• Web site for photo buyers and sellers.

Selling Your Book to Electronic Publishers -
• A short article on the advantages and disadvantages to consider if you are interested in publishing your works on the web.

Sun Oasis Jobs -

Winning Writers -

The Writer's Center -
• This site offers information about upcoming workshops as well as pages and links to excellent resources for writers and editors.

Writers Digest -
• You can also find a list of more writing websites on this website.

Writers Online Workshops -
• Offers online courses for aspiring writers

Writers Weekly -
• A nice collection of information about getting your work published on and offline, including links to 15+ sites that list jobs for freelance writers.

Writers Write -
• Good site with minimal, but solid job leads for technical and business writing.
• Links to other sites that mostly focus on journalism-style writing opportunities.

Zoetrope -
• Virtual writers workshop with short story focus


AJR JobLink For Journalists -
• Free job board with e-mail notification of new jobs also available

Journalism Jobs -
• Free access; search by type of job, location, and schedule.
• Affiliated with the Columbia Journalism Review
• Lists a wide variety of public affairs jobs in the U.S. and overseas; also lists job fairs and professional conferences.
• Offers some articles with advice on job searches in the field as well as recent professional issues.

Media Bistro -
• Job board requires membership with annual fee - you can see the job and employer listed but cannot access the job details without membership
• Site also offers articles on profession and job search

National Writers Union -
• Free job board
• E-mail notifications of jobs available with NWU membership


American Copy Editors Society Jobs (ACESjobs) -

Editor & Publisher -
• Print and online journal covering North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates
• Free job board in the Classifieds; jobs include all specialties in the industry

eWomen Publishing Network -

Publishers -
• Free job board
• Free e-mail notification of new jobs in specific specialty areas


Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) - The Writer's Chronicle
Tel: 703-993-4301

Poets & Writers -- Magazine and organization
Tel: 212-226-3586


The Writer's Center
Tel: 301-654-8664

Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Tel: 703-993-4301

Women's National Book Association

Washington Independent Writers
Tel: 202-737-9500


Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Tel: 802-443-5286

Sewanee Writer's Conference
Tel: 931-598-1141


Writer Beware -

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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