Candidate Membership

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 WGGB minimum terms as outlined below. The cost of Candidate Membership is £108 per year. Please note: you can only pay in instalments by Direct Debit.


For existing members who wish to renew their membership please go to membership renewals section

Eligibility for Full Membership

A Full Member shall be any person 18 years of age and over who has achieved one or more of the following statuses, subject to the discretion of the Executive Council

  1. Has written one or more pieces of work under contract for which payment has been received at or above the minimum rates as defined by the current agreements negotiated by the Guild.
  2. Has received a gross income from non-journalistic writing in any single year which totals more than the amount defined in Appendix F (£5,000).
  3. Under exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the relevant Craft Committee as approved by the Executive Council

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