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:
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.
You can join AAPA either by 1) mailing a printed application and a check, or 2) using Zelle® to electronically send your dues and an email message with your application information (United States only).
Additional members of the same household can join for only $2 per year â just submit additional forms with the notation "family member." Only one "bundle" per month is sent to the household.
AAPA is enrolled with the Zelle® digital payment network (available only within the United States). If your bank or credit union offers this service, you can use it to send dues and donations to AAPA. For instructions on how to enroll, visit the website of your bank or credit union.
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.
Note: Current AAPA members can also use Zelle to renew their membership. When doing so, please also send an e-mail to the Secretary-Treasurer so he knows who is renewing.
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.
Submit this completed application, and send $25.00 (check made out to the American Amateur Press Association) to the Secretary-Treasurer:
1441 S Ivy St.,
Canby OR 97013-4369
(If someone in your household is a member, you may join for only $2.00 a year. Secretary-Treasurer has details.)
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.