The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, “to protect the rights and further the interests of authors”
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Membership

How to join

If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the application form, joining couldn’t be easier! Simply download and print out the application form, complete and send or fax (020 7373 5768) it to the Membership Department.

  • Application form (Word version)
  • Application form (Rich text version)
  • Application form (pdf version)

If you have a contract or agency agreement that you would like immediate help with, don’t forget to include it with your application form and it will be passed on to one of the contract advisors straight away.

If your membership has lapsed and you would like to rejoin, you can send a cheque for £90 (£64 if under 35) along with your name, address, email address and daytime telephone number. Alternatively, you can rejoin by calling the office and paying by credit card over the phone.

You can pay by sterling cheque, made payable to the Society of Authors, or credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard or Switch). The first year’s membership subscription is £90, payable on application.

However, if you’re an author under 35, and are not yet earning a significant income from writing, you may apply for membership at the lower rate of £64. After the first year, other subscription rates are available, including discounts for paying by Direct Debit.

If you have any questions regarding your application or the eligibility criteria, please contact us on 020 7373 6642 or email.