Guidance for new and prospective members of the Management Committee

About the Society of Authors

The SoA is a trade union for professional authors founded in 1884. Its first president was Tennyson. It exists to empower authors, protecting their rights and furthering their interests. It is a successful and growing organisation and as of 2020 has over 11,000 members, including writers of fiction and nonfiction, poets, illustrators, translators, performers and scriptwriters. We also welcome emerging writers and students.
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