WPA Membership Benefits

The Following Benefits are Free to Members

WPA Brief – WPA monthly eNewsletter to members, containing industry news, WPA news, original content, features, upcoming events, etc.

Daily Media News 
(All your publishing news in one place) – WPA website has links to the latest publishing and industry news, updated daily, now available on one website

Association, Industry & Government Resources – WPA website provides links to Associations, Industry & Government Resources across the country

WPA Online Resource Guide – WPA is now accepting participants into its online resource guide. Vendor members who are interested in participating receive a full page on our site that includes their company logo, company description of services and products offered, contact information, URL link and if interested, may include an exclusive offer to WPA members. Members will need their ID number to access the offer. This benefit is included in the cost of membership. (Non-members can participant for $599.)

WPA JobTarget/Career Center – WPA’s JobTarget/Career Center site, located under our Career Center tab. Visitors are able to search and access available jobs, post jobs, search resumes, advertise and more. Members need their WPA ID to login. (Most of these benefits are available FREE to WPA members, others are available at a discounted rate.)

WPA Awards of Distinction – The WPA recognizes those who have distinguished themselves in the field of media over the past 12 months by moving mountains. These individuals and companies have built teams, renovated products – sometimes both – and proven themselves to be leaders in our field. They’ve embraced new ideas, the latest technology and business models, and not let anything stand in their way. We honor them with our Annual WPA Awards of Distinction. There is no charge to nominate. Winners are announced in each category at the Annual MAGGIE Banquet.

Executive Insight Speaker Event – Held the afternoon of the MAGGIE banquet

WPA Membership List – WPA provides its membership with a complete list of WPA members, including all contact information, in Excel, upon request

WPA Social Networking Groups – WPA now has networking groups on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. for professional introduction and interaction. Join one, two or all three and expand your professional connections


The Following Benefits are Discounted to Members

WPA Educational Events – Periodic sessions to discuss the hot topics of interest to all areas of publishing. Members gather to exchange ideas and gain information.

WPA Webinar Series – Periodic webinars on a variety of ‘Hot’ topics ranging from Social Media to SEO to How to Win a Maggie, and more. Members receive discounted registration rate. Recorded version available for 90 days.

Annual Maggie Awards Competition – The Maggie competition, available online, is designed to foster creativity and inspire exceptional work. It’s open to print and electronic magazines, tabloids and newsletters published West of the Mississippi River, or distributed only in the states West of the Mississippi River.

Annual Maggie Awards Banquet – The Maggie Awards, now in its 65th year, is the most prestigious publishing event in the West, honoring the best in print and electronic magazine publishing in over 100 editorial, design, promotion and event categories. The awards ceremony and black-tie dinner brings publishing professionals together and includes a visually creative, high-tech multimedia show that is a trademark of the event.


A Special Benefit for Colleges Only

Maggie College Initiative – The Maggie Scholarship and Grant Program, created to encourage college students interested in the print and electronic magazine publishing industry, awards deserving students and college magazine/media departments who have won Maggie college categories. By investing in the future of America’s top collegiate journalists and magazine media programs, WPA hopes to improve the quality of its future. College winner receives Maggie and $1000

For additional information and membership rates, contact the WPA office at 805-495-1863 or visit our website at wpa-online.org.

We look forward to your active participation in the Western Publishing Association.

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