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Scottish PEN introduces monthly membership subscription

Scottish PEN is delighted to announce the introduction of a monthly payment option for those wishing to join us in membership. This new subscription is set at £2.75 per month and includes all the same benefits as the Writer membership.

August 14, 2020

Scottish PEN is delighted to announce the introduction of a monthly payment option for those wishing to join us in membership. This new subscription is set at £2.75 per month and includes all the same benefits as the Writer membership (£30 fee for a one year membership). We hope this new subscription option will make it easier for writers and supporters to access the full benefits of an annual Scottish PEN membership, without the requirement to pay a yearly rate upfront.

The monthly membership option will be available alongside the existing £15 concessionary membership offer and offers more flexibility for members.

Lisa Clark, Project Manager at Scottish PEN said:

‘The voices of writers are more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic heightens the social, economic and political inequalities that shape society. However, we also know that the financial situation of writers and artists in Scotland has become even more precarious.

We hope that the monthly membership subscription will allow many more people to access the benefits of Scottish PEN membership, and that our own work as an organisation can be strengthened as a result.

We look forward to welcoming all new members, and to working together to promote literature, defend freedom of expression and support the talent of writers across Scotland.’



What are the benefits of membership?

Members of Scottish PEN are part of a global movement united in a belief in the freedom to read and write. Members shape our work by becoming active in our committees, by voting on issues of importance at our AGM, and by supporting our events and campaigns. Members agree to the aims of PEN International as stated in its charter, without regard to nationality, language, race or religion.

Benefits of membership include:

Submit your writing for publication in PENning magazine

Promote your events, writing, and calls-for-entries in our members’ e-bulletin, on our website, and via social media

Access a week long writing retreat in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands

Join one of our sub-committees to help defend writers, and run events and projects with other members (committees include: Women Writers, Writers at Risk, Writers in Exile, Writers for Peace)

Receive our monthly member’s e-bulletin and access networking opportunities

Vote on core decisions about how Scottish PEN is managed and organised