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WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO
The SoA protects the rights and furthers the interests of all types of authors.
We are a membership organisation representing over 9,500 professional authors from all sectors and genres.
We campaign and lobby government on the issues that impact on authors and negotiate with publishers and broadcasters. We have subsidiary groups representing the concerns of translators, children’s writers and illustrators, educational writers, and broadcast writers.
We offer detailed advice and contract vetting to our members and produce guides and resources for all aspects of the profession.
We organise events, including a wide range of conferences, seminars, talks and one-to-one workshops.
Awards, Prizes and Grants
We act as literary representative for the estates of distinguished writers including Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Philip Larkin and E. M. Forster.
JOINING THE SoA
A year’s subscription costs less than 15 minutes of a solicitor’s time and entitles you to a wide range of support and services. Whatever your field of writing, you are eligible to join as soon as you have been offered a contract from a publisher, broadcaster or agent. Find out more and join online
What our members say
'I'm just saying 'thank you' again for all your work on behalf of writers. I joined in 1965, am still working, so do the maths, and you'll guess how grateful I must be.'
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