At its core, EPA is an association of print and digital periodicals (magazines, newspapers, newsletters, e-zines, blogs, content-rich websites, etc.). Full membership is available to publications (which publish at least two issues a year) and content-rich websites which provide a combination of such elements as news, editorial matter, and feature articles of responsible and substantial content. They must be serious journalistic efforts published to serve readers by enlarging their understanding of the Christian faith.
Associate membership is for individual professionals who are involved with our industry but are not on staff with a member publication — such as freelancers.
Affiliate membership is for businesses and organizations, such as vendors and public relations firms, that are interested in the cause of Christian periodical publishing or are involved with our industry but do not publish a qualifying publication. Affiliates are not required to endorse the statement of faith or Code of Ethics; neither do they hold voting privileges.
This membership level is for individuals who make a financial contribution to EPA of $25 or more each calendar year. This affiliation is for those who desire to be involved with EPA but are not on the staff of a member publication and have no professional need to be an associate member. Contributors are able to access the member section of the website and will receive all EPA member communications. Contributors are not required to endorse the statement of faith or Code of Ethics; neither do they hold voting privileges.