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Candidate Membership entitles you to Guild publications and access to our free contract vetting service. We endeavour to provide the best professional help we can for all our members, in the form of the invaluable advice of other members and staff and from specialist media lawyers when required.
Candidate Membership is open to any writer who has not yet had at least one professional contract for writing in terms at or above the Writers’ Guild minimum terms.The cost of Candidate Membership is £100 per year.
If you have problems joining online, please contact Kate Glasspool: firstname.lastname@example.org. For other membership enquiries call 01952 214 063 (office hours).
- Download an application form for Candidate Membership.
You can also download a direct debit form.
For membership enquiries call
01952 214 063 (office hours)
Benefits of membership
As a Candidate Member you are entitled to free expert legal advice about contractual matters related to your writing.
Support and advice
Writing can be an isolated profession. As a Candidate Member you will receive the full backing of a professionally run trade union including advice from our experienced office staff, fellow members and, where required, specialist media lawyers.
Every member of the Guild with email receives a weekly e-bulletin containing writing opportunities and news from the Guild office.
UK Writer magazine
Our magazine is free to members, with interviews, news, comment and feature articles about all aspects of professional writing.
The Guild organises regular events for members. These are a chance to hear from established writers and other people in the industry and an opportunity to meet and socialise with other Guild members.
Many theatres and cinemas offer discounts to Guild members.