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Dog Writers Association of America is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs.


paw print Dog Writers Association of America encompasses all aspects of the world of dogs ~ showing, performance, behavior, training, health, and the human animal bond. We recognize many kinds of media besides journalism. Artists and photographers have joined our ranks and we include mystery and fiction writers, poets, historians and veterinarians. We have members who host national radio shows and others who appear on TV programs. Blogging, website production, social networking, and videography are among the professional activities of other members.

For publishers and editors, we can recommend professional writers, help with topics for articles, and suggest sources and interview subjects.

For our members, we can share ideas for articles, help with interviews, discuss fees and contracts, and otherwise support you as you advance your career.

Our newsletter "Ruff Drafts" is published quarterly for members. It includes articles and artwork by our professionals as well as columns by the officers.

Please browse our website and contact any officer for assistance. We are happy to help you.