There are many organizations in the world that have been helping people for a very long time. The Society of Authors is an organization which is bent on serving authors, its members and clients in whatever problems that they face. The history behind the Society of Authors is quite deep and considering the fact that the organization was founded way back, makes it all the more easier to believe. The Society of Authors was founded in the year 1884 and its first President was Lord Tennyson.
The Society of Authors has been helping and improving authors for over a century, this has resulted in the production of some great writers. Over the years, great writers have become a part of the Society of Authors, these include names like Shaw, Galsworthy, Hardy, Masefield, A.P Herbert and many others. These writers have written some of the greatest books that have attracted many readers. Bernard Shaw was in fact one of the most famous amongst the lot, he was among the earliest members of the Society of Authors and had made great contributions. One of the most famous contributions from Shaw was the League of Dramatists which he founded in 1931.
The Society of Authors has also been giving some historic prizes as well. Some of these prizes include The Travelling Scholarships, The Tinniswood Award, The Cholmondeley Award and The Imison Award. The prizes whether related to nonfiction or fiction are being administered by the society itself. These prizes have become an important part of the Society of Authors and has proven to be a great force of motivation behind the writers.
The Author was one of the first journals that were published by the Society of Authors, it was published in the year 1890. The Author consists of content from many different and renowned writers, it is a source of valuable information and covers a variety of topics. Reading this journal is a source of great enjoyment, but only if you are into it. If you are interested in reading the previous editions and versions of this journal, then finding them is a simple task. They have been carefully archived and dated so that the reader can find exactly what he wants.
The Society of Authors has provided valuable benefits to the authors’ community. The society has been active in solving challenges faced by professional business writers and for decades it has been serving the writing and community of authors. If you are an author then you should immediately become the member of this wonderful society. The eligibility criteria of the society is very simple, all they require is that you should be a writer, a translator or an illustrator. It is as simple as that, if you are good at anything that is related to the Society of Authors then you should definitely try to become its part. This is because the Society of Authors can shape you into a better author.