All of the following organizations are for writers. Some are just for writers, while some are also for related professionals, such as editors. Some are for fiction writers, and some are also for nonfiction writers. Most have names that are appropriately descriptive. The ones that don’t have such a name include a short explanation. For more information on any of the organizations, click on the name to visit the website.


Arizona Authors Association
Association of Independent Authors (for self-published authors)
Australian Society of Authors
Authors Guild
Boulder Writers Alliance (for Colorado writers)
California Writers Club
Canadian Authors Association
Colorado Independent Publishers Association
EPIC: Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition
Federation of BC Writers (for British Columbia writers)
Fellowship of Australian Writers
Florida Writers Association
Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers (for New Jersey writers)
International Women’s Writing Guild
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
National Writers Association
New Zealand Society of Authors
Novelists, Inc. (for multi-published novelists)
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Poets & Writers
Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network
Society of Southwestern Authors
Willamette Writers (for Oregon writers)
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
Writers’ League of Texas
Writers’ Union of Canada

Children and Young Adult

Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators


American Christian Fiction Writers


Historical Novel Society


Military Writers Society of America

Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, and Crime

American Crime Writers League
Crime Writers’ Association (for British writers)
Crime Writers of Canada
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Sisters in Crime


Academy of American Poets
Canadian Poetry Association
League of Canadian Poets
Ohio Poetry Association
Poetry Society of Virginia
Science Fiction Poetry Association
Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club


Romance Writers of America
Romance Writers of Australia


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
American Screenwriters Association
Australian Writers’ Guild
CineStory Foundation
Writers Guild of America East
Writers Guild of America, West
Writers Guild of Canada
Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

Speculative (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror)

Broad Universe (for women writers)
Carl Brandon Society
European Science Fiction Society
Horror Writers Association
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
SF Canada


Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West