The Society of Authors
The Society of Authors has been serving the interests of professional writers for more than a century. Today it has more than 8,500 members writing in all areas of the profession. Whatever your specialisation, from novelists to doctors, textbook writers to ghost writers, broadcasters to academics, illustrators to translators, you are eligible as soon as you have been offered a contract. Services include the confidential, individual vetting of contracts, and help with professional disputes. In addition, the Society holds meetings and seminars, publishes a quarterly journal, The Author, and maintains a database of members??? specialisations. It administers a wide range of prizes, as well as the Authors??? Foundation, which is one of the very few bodies making grants to help with work in progress for established writers.
Posted August 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM