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Association of Freelance Writers

Annual Membership: £24.99

Membership to The Association of Freelance Writers brings you some great benefits:


  • Association of Freelance Writers Card Members' Free Guide - different each year. The current guide is 'Boost Your Chances of Winning Competitions'.

  • A membership card identifying your status as a Freelance Writer. This can open many doors for you including: free admission to events, entrance to 'closed' events, help to reach the people you want to see and access places you want to go.

    "The Membership Card has just saved me £28 as I sent a photocopy of it to the organisers of World Travel Market and I have received free entry into this exhibition as a member of the Press." Peter Smith, UK
  • 50% off your first 12 months’ subscription to Writing Magazine, the UK’s biggest and best-selling writing magazine.  The magazine is packed with expert advice and inspirational ideas plus, if you’ve published a book, you can promote it to thousands of readers on their website as well as profiling yourself and your writing in Subscriber Spotlight..
  • Free entry to four AFW, members only, writing competitions with a prize of £50 per competition. The winners are published on The Writers Bureau website and in the AFW newsletter as well as promoted across our social media platforms, helping to raise your profile as a winning writer.
  • Reduced entry to The Writers Bureau’s writing competitions. The Writers Bureau runs several competitions a year – Flash Fiction, Short Story and Limericks with great cash prizes and choice of courses for the winners.
  • Newsletter. This will include updates on your membership, our latest competition and competition winners.
  • 10% discount on The Writers Bureau's Review and Appraisal Service
  • 10% discount on Self-Publishing Assistance from York Publishing Services. If you’re looking to publish your book yourself this is a great place to start.
  • 20% discount on The Institute of Counselling Courses.
  • 10% discount on The London Art College Courses.
  • Free appraisal of up to 2000 words of pros or 120 lines of poetry worth £45.
  • Free online course worth £149 - Choose between the Time Management Course or the Memoirs and Family Histories Course.

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Alice Vinten Writers Bureau's Student of the Year 2020

“All I knew when I joined up with The Writers Bureau is that I'd always wanted to write and never had the nerve to start. I've been an avid reader from an early age, and 'being a published writer' seemed like an unobtainable dream. The Writers Bureau opened my eyes to possibilities that I'd never considered before - writing for magazines, pitching for non-fiction books, and researching the writing industry. On the 18th April 2019, my memoir On the Line - Life and Death in the Metropolitan Police was published in paperback by Two Roads Books.”

Alice Vinten - Writers Bureau Student of the Year 2020

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