AAPA Membership

AAPA Membership

Amateur journalism is a unique activity. Amateur journalists publish journals on paper or online & come from many perspectives: from deluxe letterpress printed journals, to computer-generated newsletters, to artistically designed cards and ephemera. We embrace the spirit of being amateurs – loving what we do for pure joy and not financial gain – while creating top quality journals, zines, and homemade publications.

Members receive the monthly bundle mailed via the postal service (including the bi-monthly official organ American Amateur Journalist), have full access to the website and e-journals, get e-mail updates, and share their creations with kindred spirits.

AAPA welcomes printers, bloggers, graphic designers, teachers, students, zine-makers, artists, digital media creators, songwriters, poets, essayists, bibliophiles, and you.

Take a look around our website for such information as:

An introduction to AAPA and amateur journalism
Online examples of amateur journalism
Descriptions of recent annual conventions
Frequently Asked Questions

More questions?

If you have unanswered questions, jot them down and e-mail them to our webmaster If you would like to receive a free sample mailing of amateur papers, ask for it in your message and include your postal address.

Becoming a member

You can join AAPA either by 1) mailing a printed application and a check, or 2) completing an online form and using PayPal.

Additional members of the same household can join for only $2 per year — just submit additional forms with the notation "family member." Only one "bundle" per month is sent to the household.

Option 1: Postal Application and Payment

  1. Download the AAPA Membership Application Form (PDF file).
  2. Print the form and fill it out.
  3. Write a check for $25 for each regular membership plus $2 for each family membership to "American Amateur Press Association."
  4. Place the completed application and check in an envelope and mail it to our Secretary-Treasurer:
    John Carvalho, P. O. Box 555, Purvis, MS 39475-0555

Option 2: Electronic Application and Payment

  1. Fill out the on-screen "Membership Application" form either on the right (wide screen) or below (mobile devices).
  2. Press the "Send Inquiry" button to generate and send an e-mail with your membership information.
  3. Use the "Pay Now" button below to make a payment via PayPal. You can pay for either one regular membership ($25), or one regular membership plus one family membership ($27).

You should receive e-mail confirmation of your membership fee from the Secretary-Treasurer within three days. If you have questions, send an e-mail to the Secretary-Treasurer.

Select Membership Option

 

Membership Application

I will send $25.00 for one year's membership for which I am to receive the official organ, the American Amateur Journalist, be entitled to vote and run for office, enter laureate competitions, use the mailing bureau for any amateur journals I may produce, and all other benefits entitled to me by becoming a member.

Please Note:

Submit this completed application, and send $25.00 (check made out to the American Amateur Press Association) to the Secretary-Treasurer:

John Carvalho
P. O. Box 555
Purvis, MS 39475-0555

(If someone in your household is a member, you may join for only $2.00 a year. Secretary-Treasurer has details.)

JOIN AAPA!

Become A Member!

Join AAPA!Amateur journalism is a unique activity. Amateur journalists publish journals on paper & online & come from many perspectives: from deluxe letterpress printed journals, to Xeroxed newsletters, to artistically designed cards and ephemera. We embrace the spirit of being amateurs – loving what we do for pure joy and not financial gain – while creating top quality journals, zines, and homemade publications.

Members receive ...

  • The monthly bundle mailed via the postal service
  • Access to the website and e-journals
  • e-mailed updates
  • Ability to publish your stories on AAPA