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26 June 2016

We are delighted to announce that the SoA, from 2017, are taking over the administration of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The prize, now in its eighth year, is the richest short story award in world, with submissions received internationally.

6 June 2016

Nominations for the Management Committee close shortly. If you wish to stand, or nominate a fellow Member to stand, you must make your nomination by 30 June.

3 June 2016

Authors are making their voices heard in European policy discussions. The SoA is working with partners to raise key issues including fair contracts.

3 June 2016

The SoA fully supports its sister organisation the Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) in its new #WhyWritersMatter campaign and encourages everyone to get involved.

1 June 2016

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Betty Trask Prize shortlist. Subjects and settings are excitingly diverse, ranging from a window-cleaner to a watchmaker, a rain-soaked valley to the ancient kingdom of Benin.

To find out more, download our press release.


31 May 2016

1-12 June is Volunteers’ Week. (Yes, slightly more than a week, which seems fittingly generous!) So we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who make our work possible.

24 May 2016

The deadline to sign up for UK and Irish Public Lending Right – the service which pays authors when public libraries lend their books – is Thursday 30 June.

I've been getting a nice little earner from PLR UK for a few years now. Always very welcome!

16 May 2016

This month our Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon, will be visiting the US to take part in a panel reflecting on the state of book publishing around the world.



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