Here are a few links to organisations that I belong to now or have belonged to in the past and that other writers might find useful. If you belong to a similar organisation, not listed here, and you've found it particularly helpful, let me know.

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

SCBWI is an international professional organisation for writers and illustrators working in children's books, magazines, film, television and other media. It began in Los Angeles, USA, but now has an international membership, including a British branch.


Nibweb is the Network for Information Book Writers and Editors in Britain - a group of about 100 writers and editors of non-fiction books for children.

The Chartered Institute of Journalists is the world's oldest professional organisation for journalists - dating back to 1884. It represents and protects journalists in more than 30 countries. I've been a member since my days working in magazines in the early 1980s.

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The Society of Authors represents authors in all aspects of the profession.

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The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society promotes and protects writers' rights. Like Public Lending Right (PLR), it collects fees from a variety of countries and organisations, and distributes them to writers in the UK. This is a difficult time for writers, especially non-fiction writers, so payments from PLR and ALCS can mean the difference between survival and going under.

© Ian Graham 2018