Join Us

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.


Please copy, paste into an email and complete.

If your application is accepted this will be used to create your entry in our membership database. 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.]
Other interests:
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.

Send your email to our membership secretary at membership [at]

We look forward to receiving your application.

GDPR / Privacy Policy

If you join Writers in Oxford, we will assume that you are happy for us to post/email you details of WiO’s (or related) events – and that you are happy for us to keep your contact details on our database, for this purpose. Also, that you are happy for your details to be shared with other members (although you may want to withhold your personal contact details).

Please let us know if you do not want to be contacted by post or email. The database of WiO members’ details is maintained by a nominated person on the WiO committee, usually our membership secretary (see website for contact details), who keeps it on a secure PC and shares it with committee members via a password-protected dropbox account. A read-only version of the database is available to members on a password-protected members-only page on our website.

If you wish, you have the right: (i) to be sent a copy of the information that we store about you; and (ii) for your details to be deleted if you request – we will also delete members’ details once they leave WiO.