2019 ASJA Writers Conference: A Capital Event!

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Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

Writers helping writers since 1972

Do you ever feel like you’re banging your head against a wall by emailing targeted story pitches or letters of introduction to a nameless, faceless inbox? Yeah, we’ve been there. Slush piles—those black holes where your detailed queries tend to land—are the bane of many freelance writers’ lives. That’s why we introduced virtual client-facing programs for Professional Members. New: Refer a client and if they register, you get the appointment of your choice in an upcoming virtual event! READ MORE

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Navigating the Gig Economy

In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »

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