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Membership

Membership benefits

Full members of the Society of Authors benefit from a wide range of services including:

  • clause-by-clause contract vetting
  • advice on any professional issue or problem (including copyright, agents, publishers, film options)
  • free copies of the extensive Quick Guide series (follow link for details of titles)
  • The Author a quarterly journal packed with useful advice, information and articles
  • opportunities to meet other writers, as well as publishers and agents
  • invitations to talks, seminars and regional meetings
  • membership of specialist groups
  • free ALCS membership
  • listing on our online database
  • British Library Readers’ Ticket
  • special offers on car and van rental, insurance, Publishing News subscriptions, Best Western hotel bookings and pensions
  • special rates of accommodation at the Royal Overseas League and the Goodenough Club
  • membership to the London Press Club at the group rate and to the New Cavendish Club
  • use of the Poetry Society Cafe
  • up to 25% discount on books from OUP, Blackwells, Waterstone’s, Foyles, The Pan Bookshop and The Westminster Bookshop
  • reduced room hire rates for the Society’s board room



Current members can get full details of the discounts available, and how to claim them, by logging into the Members only section.