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The CJA offers three types of membership:

  • Regular Membership ($10 per year) for active chess journalists
  • Associate Membership ($10 per year) for others interested in chess journalism
  • Foreign Membership ($15 per year) for non-USA residents

New memberships and renewals should be mailed to the Secretary-Treasurer (with payment in USA funds paid to "CJA") at:

CJA Membership c/o Mark Capron
3123 Juniper Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

Or, preferably, pay via the PayPal button at the right.

Benefits of Membership

Why join CJA? Here are some of the benefits of membership.

  • Support CJA in its goals of improving chess journalism in America (play an active role in making American chess journalism better!).
  • Qualify for a CJA email address: "name@chessjournalism.org".
  • Receive the quarterly journal (see The Journal to download sample copies).
  • Qualify for occasional notices to be posted on the web site and/or in the journal. Submit letters to the editor for the Journal.
  • Take part in the Awards program, both as a submitter and as a Judge.
  • Nominate and vote for the officers of CJA (only available to Regular members).
  • Participate fully in CJA activities by joining committees and writing articles for the journal and/or web site.
  • Give publishers added confidence in your writing by committing (as a CJA member) to abide by the CJA Code of Ethics.

For a detailed explanation of the types of membership see the CJA Constitution & Bylaws (Article II -- Members).

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