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 by mailing a printed application and a check.

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.

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

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.)

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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