Are you eligible?

Our membership covers all sorts of people - you might be an author without even realising it. From journalists to webcomic artists, novelists to games writers, and translators to performance poets, our members come from all over the profession.

Career hasn't yet taken off? Think you might benefit from our events, training and resources? Emerging writers who are serious about building a career can join as Associates for all the same benefits!

Check your eligibility below. If you have any queries, or if none of the below categories are quite right for you, email

What do we mean by 'author'? 

  • I plan to become a professional writer in the future
    • Taking a course of at least one academic year's duration that will help you become an author? Student membership (Associate) 
    • Otherwise working to develop a career as an author? Check the criteria below.
  • I’m a self-published or print-on-demand writer
  • I’m a freelance writer, blogger or journalist
  • I’m a writer with an agent but no publisher
  • I’m a writer with a publisher
  • I illustrate an online publication, zine or webcomic