FMA has long been an association representing publishers of free circulation community papers reaching approximately 1.5 million homes and 2.9 million readers weekly, but we’re changing with the times! 

We are transitioning from an association of all-print members to an association that embraces additional media members. Along with our longtime membership of owners, publishers and general managers of free-circulation community papers and shoppers – ranging from small, independently-owned publications to free paper / shopping guide divisions of major communications companies – we have opened the ranks of our membership to include digital media companies, paid publications and more.

If you fit this profile, we cordially invite you to Come Grow With Us!

To qualify for regular membership:  A publisher must publish, on a regular basis with at least 12 issues per year, a publication that is distributed by rack, carrier or postal delivery, or digitally. In addition, the publication must have been in business for a minimum of one year (though you may apply to the Board of Directors for an exception to this requirement if you publish the FMA network classifieds). Download a membership application here: Membership Application

To qualify for associate membership: A company must be a vendor or supplier of newspaper publishing related materials and other closely allied businesses. Download an associate membership application here: Associate Membership Application

Have questions? Please contact the FMA headquarters at 1-352-237-3409, or by E-mail to:  Executive Director Barbara Holmes.