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The latest SoA news articles, blogs, interviews, notices and opportunities for authors.

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31 May 2023

The 2023 Management Committee nominations are now open. Help us make sure the SoA board is representative of our diverse author community.

31 May 2023

Guidance from the SoA’s Heather Parry and Ambre Morvan on the tricky business of chasing late payment

24 May 2023

Celebrating the gamut of prose, poetry and children’s literature, across 11 awards, including the inaugural ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) Literary Prize shortlist

11 May 2023

Celebrated crime writer announced as keynote speaker for annual Society of Authors’ Awards ceremony on 29 June

10 May 2023

Following a vote by authors in Wales, we welcome Cath Barton and Aaron Kent to the SoAiW steering committee. We thank outgoing committee member Alison Layland for all her hard work

5 May 2023

As American film and television writers go on strike, we urge our members to seek advice when working within the WGA’s jurisdiction

4 May 2023

New code encourages a transparent and supportive environment to help authors and magazines collaborate better on the submissions process

3 May 2023

We urge the festival to replace the AI illustrations with credited artwork from a human artist

27 April 2023

The government has proposed a £1.3m cut to the budget of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

18 April 2023

New SoA campaign Tree to Me encourages authors to get to grips with the environmental impact of their books and challenge industry to reduce it