Fiction Writers Associations

Writers and Editors

Local and regional writers organizations (U.S. based, by state)
American Christian Fiction Writers — A writers association for writers of Christian novels and stories.
Historical Novel Society — A great association of writers of historical fiction. Offers community, networking opportunities (agents, editors, publishers, booksellers), and more.
Novelists, Inc. — A professional writers organization for multi-published book authors.

Romance Writers of America: The Voice of Romance Writers

Romance Writers of America┬« (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements his/her main income.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America — SFWA offers many resources for writers of speculative genres. A very vibrant and active writers association.
Sisters in Crime
Sisters In Crime — A writers organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women who write in the crime and mystery genres.
Western Writers
Western Writers Of America — A writers association for authors whose work focuses on the American West.

Welcome To The NEA: Or, How To Get Money For Writing Stuff — One of the most consistently magnanimous supporters of the arts in America is the National Endowment for the Arts, which has numerous—and generous—grants available in all areas of the arts, including literature.

The NEA is an independent government agency created by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1965. Its stated mission is to “fund and promote artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.” Since its inception, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion in support of its mission.

In 2012 alone, according to its annual report, the NEA awarded 2,218 grants, which reached “an estimated 75 million Americans, including 18 million children, in every congressional district in the country.” Among other projects, NEA funding made possible some 40,000 concerts, readings, and other performances, as well as 4,000 exhibitions.

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