AMPA is a classroom, a forum, a newsletter, an advocate and a united voice for magazine publishers in Alberta.
Whether you're a one-person publishing operation or the leader of a large team, AMPA membership has much to offer. The association provides everything from professional development resources and a subsidized internship program, to promotional services and extensive networking opportunities.
AMPA offers membership levels for two sectors of the magazine industry: Magazines (Voting or Affiliate) and Associates (Organization or Individual). Members pay an annual fee (see fee table below) and receive a range of member benefits.
Magazine Membership: (Voting/Affiliate) - Click for full description
AMPA's membership committee determines whether a magazine applicant qualifies as a member. Upon acceptance, magazines are awarded either Voting or Affiliate status based on the following eligibility criteria:
1. Voting Magazine members
Voting Magazine membership is awarded to representatives of magazines, journals, and periodicals who:
- Publish a Canadian magazine;
- have their chief office of business in Alberta and demonstrate that effective managerial and editorial control originates in Alberta;
- have published for a period of a least twelve months;
- abide by the Canadian magazine industry advertising/editorial guidelines.
- Please see further Voting Magazine membership eligibility criteria
Voting Magazine members have the use of all AMPA programs and services, and are eligible to stand for office, to vote at association meetings and to participate in association referenda.
Note: Membership in AMPA is awarded to individual magazines, not publishing companies. When applying for membership, applicants publishing multiple titles must apply for every title they wish to have admitted and supply copies of each for review by the membership committee. Digital magazines may be admitted to membership on a case-by-case basis. Future applicants of AMPA will not be approved on the basis of a precedent set by the acceptance of a member presently in the association.
"Publisher" means any individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or trust publishing a periodical. The publisher of any qualifying periodical may become a member in respect of that periodical, and shall in every case, except where the publisher is an individual, appoint some person to act as the representative of that periodical for membership purposes. The publisher may change this representative at any time by written notice to AMPA.
ANNUAL VOTING MEMBER FEES:
2. Affiliate members
Affiliate membership is open to Alberta publications that do not qualify for all Voting Magazine eligibility criteria, including publications deemed by the AMPA membership committee to be a house organ (for example: alumni or corporate magazines), or those circulated exclusively to a club membership.
Affiliate members receive most member benefits and may participate as observers at annual general meetings.
ANNUAL AFFILIATE MEMBER FEES:
Affiliate Magazine: $226
Associate Membership: (Organization or Individual) - Click for full description
Associate membership is open to allied organizations, corporations and individuals who share the aims of the association: to promote, encourage, and foster the growth of Alberta magazines.
As an Associate member, you get significant discounts at professional development events; gain access to AMPA's online resource library of past presentation materials; receive a free copy of the Template how-to series for publishing; and much, much more. See Member Benefits to learn more.
Associate members may participate as observers at annual general meetings and certain other association proceedings at the discretion of the board of directors.
ANNUAL ASSOCIATE MEMBER FEES: