ASJA 2016 Annual Writers Conference


The ASJA Educational Foundation is delighted to offer independent nonfiction writers the opportunity to apply for scholarships that will enable them to attend ASJA2016.


The ASJA Educational Foundation offers scholarships to writers who are serious about starting or continuing a nonfiction freelance writing career. They will benefit from attending the largest conference focused strictly on independent nonfiction writing, packed with the opportunities to network with hundreds of professional writers, editors, and agents — AND hear from impressive speakers including numerous editors and literary agents, scores of published award-winning authors and multi-credentialed writers.


Scholarships will include:

  • Registration fees waived to attend Saturday, May 21, 2016;
  • A ticket to the ASJA Awards Presentation event on Friday, May 20, 2016;
  • One 30-minute mentoring session with an established, professional writer specializing in your topic of choice.


Scholarships are available to nonfiction freelance writers including accomplished bloggers, book authors and those contributing original work to print and/or online periodicals. ASJA members may apply, but preference will be given to nonprofessional writers at early stages of their careers.

Last day for applications is Monday, May 2, 2016 (DEADLINE EXTENDED).
Winners will be announced no later than Friday May 6, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Owens, Executive Director of the ASJA Educational Foundation at

The application period is now closed.