Student membership

If you are a student undertaking a course of at least one academic year’s duration to help you become a writer, illustrator or literary translator, you can take advantage of our discounted Student membership. Our student rates work out at less than £1.40 per week.

The SoA can help you at all stages of your career:

  • Professional advice
  • Professional development
  • Community of authors (online and at events)
  • Exclusive offers (including insurance and discounts on books)
  • Campaigning and lobbying
  • And more.

Why join as a student?

We speak out for the profession and advise individuals from the very start of their careers. We support emerging and professional authors of all kinds, from illustrators and scriptwriters to novelists and poets, and from literary translators and travel writers to graphic novelists and journalists.

As a member, whether you are learning your craft or already established, we’ll help you with unlimited advice, contract vetting, helplines and professional training, discounts on books, insurance and more.

You’ll also become part of our growing community of professional authors, with year-round opportunities to network with your peers both online and at our events and workshops across the UK.

Above all, we’re here to support you throughout your career, whether that’s with career guidance, finances, contractual issues or health and wellbeing. We can help point you in the right direction.

Discounted membership rates

The cost of annual student membership is £82 if you pay by direct debit (£87 by card) – a 30% discount on our regular rates.