Writers in Oxford | Membership Criteria

The more of us there are, the more we can achieve, the more we can learn and – the more fun we can have!

  • Writers living and working in or within reach of Oxford
  • Writers who have had published, broadcast or performed either:
    • a minimum of one full-length work, or
    • an equivalent body of shorter items e.g. articles, stories or poems.
  • Writers whose work is self-published if they have sold several hundred copies.

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Writers in Oxford | Membership Criteria

The more of there are, the more we can achieve, the more we can learn and – the more fun we can have!

  • Writers living and working in or within reach of Oxford
  • Writers who have had published, broadcast or performed either:
    • a minimum of one full-length work, or
    • an equivalent body of shorter items e.g. articles, stories or poems.
  • Writers whose work is self-published if they have sold several hundred copies.

Member Benefits

Involvement in an active community of established writers

Opportunities for social engagement and professional networking

Collaborations with other local societies, institutions and libraries

Newsletter, The Oxford Writer, three or four times a year (print and online)

Learning about publishing and the writer’s life from outside speakers

A hub of information: wide range of social and literary events, visits and activities

A members’ noticeboard for announcements, events, offers, jobs and services

A modest, annual subscription of £25

Social media presence for day-to-day communications

A discriminating audience for showcasing and reviewing members’ writing

Existing and potential special-interest small groups

Evenings like yesterday* make me very glad indeed that I joined Writers in Oxford!’.
*Not the Ox. Lit. Fest. when six WiO authors presented their new books
Barbara Hudson

WIO has been a uniquely important social circle for me, where I’ve found friends, kindred spirits, stimulating people and ideas.

Maggie Black, Writer and editor

Subscription > The annual cost is £25, by standing order.

In order to simplify collection, all subscriptions fall due for renewal on 1 December each year. If you apply to join on or after 1 September of any year, your membership will be valid, without cost, until payment of the first subscription on 1 December.

Joining

If you would like to join Writers in Oxford and are professionally qualified to do so, please send us your details on the form below. You can also send us the same information by email to: membership@writersinoxford.org.

The committee will consider your application at its next meeting. If you meet the criteria we will confirm your membership by email, giving details of how to make your payment by standing order.

We always do our best to extend a warm welcome to new members.

Subscription > The annual cost is £25, by standing order.

In order to simplify collection, all subscriptions fall due for renewal on 1 December each year. If you apply to join on or after 1 September of any year, your membership will be valid, without cost, until payment of the first subscription on 1 December.

Joining

If you would like to join Writers in Oxford and are professionally qualified to do so, please send us your details on the form below. You can also send us the same information by email to: membership@writersinoxford.org.

The committee will consider your application at its next meeting. If you meet the criteria we will confirm your membership by email, giving details of how to make your payment by standing order.

We always do our best to extend a warm welcome to new members.

Your choices and how we manage your information

If you join Writers in Oxford, we will assume that you are happy for us to post/email you details of WiO or related events and the newsletter – and that you are happy for us to hold your contact details on our secure database for this purpose. We assume also, that you are happy for your name and literary projects to be shared with other members (even if you decide to withhold your personal contact details).

Please let us know if you do not want to be contacted by post or email: membership@writersinoxford.org

The database of WiO members’ details is maintained by a nominated person on the WiO committee, usually our membership secretary: membership@writersinoxford.org. It is held on a secure PC and shared 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 this website.

See also our Privacy policy here.

    Join Us

    *Required info



    Your choices and how we manage your information

    If you join Writers in Oxford, we will assume that you are happy for us to post/email you details of WiO or related events and the newsletter – and that you are happy for us to hold your contact details on our secure database for this purpose. We assume also, that you are happy for your name and literary projects to be shared with other members (even if you decide to withhold your personal contact details).

    Please let us know if you do not want to be contacted by post or email: membership@ writersinoxford.org

    The database of WiO members’ details is maintained by a nominated person on the WiO committee, usually our membership secretary: membership@writersinoxford.org. It is held on a secure PC and shared 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 this website.

    See also our Privacy policy here.

      Join Us

      *Required info