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Society of Authors in Scotland

On joining the SoA, 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.

Membership Benefits

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. If you have a Scottish postcode then you are automatically added to the SoAiS when you join the SoA. If you have not been added but would like to join, please contact the SoAiS secretary, Niall Slater.




An annual subscription (£95 or £68 if you're under 35) entitles you to unlimited advice on all aspects of the writing profession.


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