Our membership criteria are similar to those of the Society of Authors. We welcome applications from writers living and working in or within reach of Oxford who have had a full-length work published, broadcast or performed commercially (not at the author’s expense) or who have published or broadcast an equivalent body of shorter items e.g. articles, stories or poems. Those whose work is all self-published may also be able to join at the discretion of the committee. In all cases, the decision of the committee is final.
The annual subscription is £25 by standing order.
Please note that, in order to simplify the business of collecting subscriptions, all subscriptions fall due for renewal on 1 December of each year. However, if you join very late in the year we can sometimes be flexible. (It’s a bargain anyway!)
We always do our best to extend a warm welcome to new members.
If you would like to join Writers in Oxford and are professionally qualified to do so, please send us your details by email, using the form below. We will then email you back, giving details of how to make your payment by cheque or standing order.
Here are two examples of listings in our directory of current members. Please use the same style on the form below (so that you create your own directory entry as you apply to join):
Some titles: Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000; The Shackleton Voyages, Orion, 2002; The Colonel of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey and the Bridge on the River Kwai, Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Other interests: Outdoor pursuits, opera, medieval architecture.
Address: 99, Suchandsuch Road, Oxford, OX1 9XX
Telephone: 01865 000000
Specialism: Books and journalism on wine in general with specialist interest in champagne & sparkling wine and the Alsace.
Some titles: The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia, Dorling Kindersley, 2001; Christie’s World Encyclopaedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, 2002; Wine Report, Dorling Kindersley, 2003.
Other interests: Computers, chess, reading.
Address: 11, Someother Avenue, Oxford, OX99 1ZZ
Telephone: 01865 000000
Please copy, paste into an email and complete.
If your application is accepted this will be your entry in the online directory so please follow the style and punctuation in the examples.
Read and delete the instructions in square brackets.
I would like to join Writers in Oxford. My details are as follows:
Some titles: [Max. 3 titles in chronological order, using the following style: Title 1, publisher, year; Title 2, publisher, year; Title 3, publisher, year. Please note that we do need both the name of the publisher and the year of publication. If you have not had a full-length book published, please include a longer list of works that have been commercially published.]
Website: www. [delete this line if not applicable]
I discovered Writers in Oxford through …
Please send me the address to which cheques should be sent, together with details of how to take out a standing order.
We look forward to receiving your application.