Affiliated organisations

We are delighted to have strong links with other organisations that serve authors. The organisations below offer SoA members exclusive discounts and offers on membership.

 

ALCS

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society is a membership organisation, open to all kinds of writer. The ALCS collects money due to members for secondary uses of their work. These include such things as photocopying, cable retransmission in the UK and overseas, digital reproduction and educational recording.

As a Member or an Associate of the SoA, you are entitled to FREE membership of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society.

For more information, please sign in to the members' area of our website. 

ALCS members who have not already joined the SoA are entitled to 15 months' SoA membership for the price of 12. Please contact John Scott, Membership Co-ordinator at the ALCS, for the application code when applying. 


British Library

British Library Reader Pass

Your Society of Authors card can be used to support your application for a Reader Pass for the British Library


Crime Writers' Association

The Crime Writers’ Association aims to promote the crime genre and to support professional writers. The CWA has been providing social and professional support for its members for more than half a century, as well as running the prestigious Dagger Awards.

Members and Associates of the SoA are entitled to a 20% discount on joining the CWA.

For more information, please sign in to the members' area.

Members of the CWA, who have not already joined the SoA, are now entitled to 15 months' SoA membership for the price of 12. Please contact the CWA Membership Secretary at membership@thecwa.co.uk for the application code to quote when applying.


English PEN

English PEN is a registered charity working to to defend and promote freedom of expression, and to remove barriers to literature.

Members and Associates of the SoA are entitled to 15 months' membership for the price of 12 when joining English PEN. 

For more information, please sign in to the members' area.

Likewise, members of English PEN who wish to join the SoA are entitled to 15 months' membership for the price of 12 on joining. Please call the PEN office on 020 7324 2535 for further details. 


Historical Writers' Association

The Historical Writers' Association exists to promote, sustain and raise the profile of historical writing, both historical fiction and non-fiction. 

As a SoA Member or Associate, you are entitled to a 25% discount on membership of the HWA. To take advantage of this offer, please sign in to the members' area.

Members of the HWA, who have not already joined the SoA, are entitled to 15 months' SoA membership for the price of 12. Please contact Tony Riches at tony.riches@btinternet.com for the application code to quote when applying.


The London Library

Founded in 1841, the London Library is one of the UK’s leading literary institutions and the world’s largest independent lending library. 

The London Library is offering SoA Members and Associates 12 months' membership of the Library for the price of 11, a saving of £41 (offer open to new members only). For more information, please sign in to the members' area


London Press Club

The London Press Club has opened membership to Members and Associates of the SoA at its specially discounted Group Rate with no need to be proposed or seconded.

To take advantage of this offer, please sign in to the members' area for an application form. 


National Union of Journalists

The NUJ is the voice for journalists and journalism. It is an active, campaigning organisation seeking to improve the pay and conditions of members and working to protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards in all media.

Members of the NUJ, who have not already joined the SoA, are entitled to 15 months' SoA membership for the price of 12.

The Journalists' Local Authority Directory is a resource providing access to data and contact details held by local government authorities. Access is restricted but SoA members are allowed to make use of it. Sign in and return to this page to view the URL and login details.


Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild

The OWPG are the only UK-based association of media professionals working largely or entirely on outdoor subjects. 

SoA Members and Associates are entitled to a 20% discount off their first full year of membership to the OWPG. Membership criteria apply. Please sign in to our members' area for more details.

Members of the OWPG, who have not already joined the SoA, are entitled to 15 months' membership for the price of 12 on their first year's membership. Please go to the 'Facilities and Discounts' section of their website to find out how.


Poetry Book Society

Become a PBS member today to keep up-to-date with the best new poetry from around the world!

The Poetry Book Society, founded by T.S. Eliot in 1953 to “propagate the art of poetry”, is dedicated to promoting the very best contemporary world poetry from a wide range of publishers. Every quarter, the PBS expert selectors choose the very best new poetry books to award the prestigious PBS Selections: PBS Choice, 4 Recommendations, Special Commendation, Translation, Pamphlet & Wild Card Choice.

Society of Authors' members will receive a 10% discount on the PBS Full and Translation Memberships. Please sign in to the members' area for more information. 


 

The Poetry Cafe

Members and Associates of the SoA will be given free membership of The Poetry Society's Poetry Cafe at 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BU. 

Please sign in to the members' area for more information.  

Please note that membership of the cafe is not the same as membership of The Poetry Society. Discounted hire fees for the cafe basement are only available to Poetry Society members. 


Romantic Novelists' Association

The Romantic Novelists’ Association was formed in 1960 to promote romantic fiction and to encourage good writing, and now represents more than 700 writers, agents, editors and other publishing professionals.

Members and Associates of the Society are entitled to a 20% discount on on their first year's Full or Associate membership of the RNA. To take advantage of this offer, please sign in to the members' area for a code.

Members of RNA, who have not yet joined the SoA, are entitled to 15 months' SoA membership for the price of 12 when joining. Please contact the Membership Officer, Linda Hooper, at info@romanticnovelistsassociation.org for the application code to quote when applying.


Royal Over-Seas League

This club, with premises in central London and Edinburgh, offers Members and Associates of the Society of Authors a 25% joining fee discount.

Further details are available in the members' area of the website


Royal Society of Literature

The Royal Society of Literature has been nurturing, celebrating and defending all that is best in British literature, past and present, since 1820.

Members and associates of the SoA are entitled to a 20% discount when joining the RSL. To take advantage of this offer, please sign in to the members' area for further details.


Union Club

The Union, situated in the heart of Soho in a listed Georgian town house, is a uniquely intimate private members club. A relaxed and welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by long term staff that care and know all members by name.

The club offers an introductory discount for members of the SoA. Please sign in to the members' area for further details.