What do we look for when we vet your contract?
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What do we look for when we vet your contract?

The SoA advisory team reviews thousands of contracts sent in by members each year for confidential, clause-by-clause contract vetting. But what does this mean in practice? And how can you get the maximum benefit? We look at what’s in it… The contracts we see are for anything from book and TV deals to festival appearances…

£600k Hardship Fund for authors in Scotland

20 October 2020 SoA partners with Creative Scotland to distribute £600k in hardship grants to authors in Scotland. The Society of Authors has been confirmed as one of five delivery partners to work with Creative Scotland on the distribution of the Scottish Government’s £5 million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers. Alongside BECTU, Crafts Council & Craft Scotland, Help Musicians…

Two-thirds of authors reporting loss of income during Covid-19, according to new SoA survey

15 October 2020 Our third real-time survey Authors in the Health Crisis confirms extent of Covid-19 impact on the earnings of writers, illustrators and literary translators – and highlights lack of Government support. Two-thirds (65%) of writers, illustrators and literary translators have suffered a loss of income Almost half (49%) say the loss is more…

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 for SoA members

Congratulations to the SoA members who were recently recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 list: Past SoA Chair Daniel Hahn for receiving an OBE for services to literature Cressida Cowell for receiving an MBE for services to children’s literature Martin Bailey, who also received an MBE for services for art history and journalism. Cressida…