This is a place for people who are interested in
writing and/or publishing, either in hard copy or electronically, or
are already a member of an Amateur
Press group or just exploring the idea. Hopefully
this will be a place where you can upload your electronic journal or
an electronic copy of your paper journal. You may find other
people of like interests and communicate with them.
We would like to acquaint you with the world of
Amateur Journalism and hope that your interest will urge you to join
one of the existing Amateur Journalism organizations. There are many
to choose from. The owner of this site is a member of both the
National Amateur Press Association and the American Amateur Press
Association. The owner of this site is interested in more
cooperation between these two associations.
In these organizations, the best work of each year is awarded a laureate award to
recognize the members’ achievements. Laureates, and honorable
mentions, are awarded in these categories: Poetry, Fiction,
History of Amateur Journalism, Editorial Comment, Miscellaneous
Prose, Art, Editing, and Printing.
Printing was historically done using letterpress, but offset, photocopy,
and mimeograph have all been used. Today’s journals produced by computer and laser
printer. In each case, the words and their presentation are the
focus, not the technology.