Society of Authors in Wales

The SoA in Wales (SoAiW) is a national group of the Society of Authors, established in 2018 with the intention of representing and supporting Welsh writers at all stages of their career – whether they write in English or Welsh – both professionally and by providing networking opportunities.

It’s free to join and Welsh residents are automatically added to the group when joining the SoA. If you’re an SoA member and not yet a part of SoAiW, get in touch with the group secretary Jo McCrum (we appreciate some Welsh towns have English postcodes or you may be expatriate) or if you have ideas for an event, want to address an issue, or would like a meeting in your town.

What are the benefits of joining?

Find your community

The SoAiW organises a varied and busy schedule of professional events and socials across the year via a volunteer steering committee and regional hosts. You can keep in touch with authors near you, find out what’s happening in your area and be a part of your local arts community.


Specific Welsh benefits include: 20% off a subscription to New Welsh Review  and Poetry Wales; 20% off accommodation at The Gladstone Library. Log into the SoA membership ‘Benefits‘ section to gain the codes.

Stay in touch

A quarterly newsletter is automatically sent to subscribers (read October’shere) as is details of any local group in your area. You can also opt to join our private Facebook group where members can share information about their news, publishing matters, events and post queries about their work and publishing practice. We also have a Welsh Twitter list which you can also see on the right. Contact us with your twitter handle to be included.

Want to join?

If you are thinking of joining the Society of Authors, take advantage of our Welsh offer code – WALES20  or CYMRU20 – giving you 20% off your first year’s subscription when you first join or re-join the Society. This offer does not apply to renewals or to other discounted rates such as our student, youth or concessionary categories. Please use and the code to claim. Croeso!

The Cwtch – Facebook Group

Are you part of our private Facebook group? If not, click here to request to join and start talking to fellow authors near you about local events, publishing matters, opportunities and more.

Sign up to our newsletter

Make sure you’ve signed up to our newsletter so we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and opportunities from SoAiW. Email us to sign up. July’s edition is available here.