On joining the Society, members living in Scotland automatically become members of the Society of Authors in Scotland (SoAiS) and receive all SoAiS mailings. Despite not having a separate office, the SoAiS organises a varied and busy schedule of activities through a committee of volunteers. Activities of the Group are reported in our journal, The Author.
The SoAiS has partnerships with Publishing Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, and the Scottish Poetry Library. The SoAiS is a network member of Publishing Scotland, and together the two organisations have produced a “good practice” Covenant between authors and publishers in Scotland. The SoAiS is also represented at meetings of the Literature Forum and the Scottish Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Culture and Media.
Members of the SoAiS can take advantage of a number of additional and exclusive benefits, including:
- A full and varied calendar of events
- Discounts specifically for Scottish members
Click here to view a report of activities of the Group.
Members can access more information about the SoAiS by logging in to the Members Area.
How do I Join?
The SoAiS is a group within the Society of Authors. To join you must have one full-length work, or its equivalent, published or accepted for publication. Membership of the Society costs £95 per annum (£68 if you are under 35). You can download a form from the membership page, or contact the office if you would like us to post the form to you. For further information please contact Niall Slater.