Here is a list of various writer's associations and groups for freelance writers, poets, book authors, and editors.
Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a writer's group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some writer's associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Saddleback Writers Guild Critique Group. Meets almost every Monday evening in Laguna Hills, California. Details on their website. Contact: Jacki Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mel Zimmerman: InOtherWords@MSN.com.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, P O Box 877, Chestertown MD 21620; 410-778-3052. Science fiction and fantasy authors with three published stories or one published novel or script.
Seattle Free Lances, Email: email@example.com. Originally founded in 1921 as a society of professional writers, in recent years Seattle Free Lances membership has grown to include publishing industry professionals and writers who are actively working toward publication.
Sierra Writers, P O Box 1595, Grass Valley CA 95945-1595. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sierra Writers has been serving the needs of writers in the Nevada City - Grass Valley area of California since 1982. Provides six speakers per year, two Open Reads, workshops, critique groups and informal gatherings for writers. They also sponsor a Young Writers Contest for high school students in their area.
Sisters in Crime, P O Box 442124, Lawrence KS 66044-8933; 785-842-1325. Email: email@example.com. Membership is open to all persons worldwide who have a special interest in mysteries: authors, readers, editors, agents, booksellers, librarians, and publishers. They send out a catalog of member's books to 15,000 wholesalers, distributors, bookstores, libraries, and book reviewers.
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, 8271 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90048; 323-782-1010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. - A membership organization for children's book writers and illustrators.
Society of Environmental Journalists, P O Box 2492, Jenkintown PA 19046; 215-884-8174. Email: email@example.com. Their annual conference is in September. Their TipSheet offers biweekly environmental news leads. Their EJToday offers a daily digest of environmental news reporting. And their quarterly publication, SEJournal, offers articles for and by environmental journalists.