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ASJA Annual Writers Conference

The Premier Conference for Freelance Nonfiction Writers

Since 1971, The BEST Conference for freelance writers anywhere!
New York City • May

Mark your calendars now for the event that attracts hundreds of freelance writers every year. You’ll hear inside information from editors, agents and publishers, find inspiration, and gain income-boosting ideas.

The 2015 Conference featured concurrent morning and afternoon sessions in multiple tracks (such as Blogging, Books, How to Break In, Technology, Marketing, Online Markets, Craft). Sessions are a variety of format, with plus longer WorkShop sessions to explore a topic in depth. Learn from the experts, mingle with the pros, and prepare to crack new and better-paying markets. If you're serious about starting or improving a career in freelance writing, you can't miss this Conference!

Comments from recent attendees:
"I had such an extraordinary experience this weekend at the ASJA conference that I hardly know where to begin to thank you. From the people I met, to the sessions I attended, to the contacts I made – all of it was even better than I’d imagined." —Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D.

"I love the ASJA conference. Its strength is its New York location, with some of the most important editors in the United States only a few blocks from most of the meetings, it's a great way to expand your contacts. The quality and enthusiasm of the fellow attendees is great. ASJA's annual conference is the best way to meet new editors looking to hire freelancers and network with your colleagues." —Michael Luongo, NY

"I feel like writer Superman after that conference!" —Fred Minnick, KY

"I have never been to a better conference, with friendlier people, everyone went out of their way to make you feel at home. The sessions were incredible, I wish I could have cloned myself to go to more. Thank you all." —Charlene Smith, NH

About Us
Program Description
Concurrent morning & afternoon panels rated from beginning to advanced, some for all levels. Luncheon, keynote speaker, networking.
Program Length
2 days (public portion)
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Autobiography/Memoir, Business/Technical, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Nature, Non-fiction, Publishing, Religion, Screenwriting, Travel
100+ editors, authors, literary agents, publicists. Has included editors from Health, Family Circle, Popular Science, Inc., Parade, Parents, Rodale, Harcourt, Simon & Schuster and other periodicals & publishers.
$259 - $478
U.S. Locations
New York City, New York
April, May
Calendar Link
Facebook Page
Alexandra Owens
Executive Director
ASJA Educational Foundation
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th fl.
New York, NY 10017
United States
Phone: 212-997-0947