Society of Authors: Making a Living as a Writer

Date Friday 07 June 2024
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PricePay What You Decide - Recommended Price £12.50
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Society of Authors: Making a Living as a Writer


Writing is hard – and making it pay is even harder.

Two expert advisors from the Society of Authors will guide you through some key things you should be aware of when pursuing a career as a writer and, crucially, how to make those pennies add up to pounds. Which opportunities are great, and which are best avoided? How can you negotiate a better deal? And what can the SoA do to help? 

Find out about agents, publishing deals and contracts; how to protect your copyright and quote from other works; and where to go for grants and funding. 

This is a talk for all authors at any stage of their career, especially those just starting out.

Or come along and meet Society of Authors advisors Elizabeth Haylett Clark and Johanna Clarke, who will be in the Café for a chat and to answer any questions you might have about the industry. Click here for more details about this session


The Society of Authors is the trade union for writers, illustrators and literary translators across Britain and Ireland. They exist to support professional and emerging authors of all kinds at every stage of their careers. We provide expert advice and professional development opportunities, strengthen author communities and campaign to industry, government and beyond on issues that matter to authors. 

Click here to learn more about the organisation.



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