People join English PEN for many different reasons, and that’s what helps make our community diverse. As a member, you will:
- Help us to run outreach programmes in schools and community spaces; encourage new translations through grants, prizes and events; campaign for authors in the UK and abroad; celebrate new literature through prizes and our online zine PEN Transmissions; and put on events with writers and readers throughout the year
- Join a community of over 1,000 influential and budding authors, bloggers, translators, readers and activists
- Keep up-to-date on our events, international and national campaigning, outreach and translation work
- Shape our priorities and let us know what matters to you
- Receive voting rights at our AGM
Who can join?
- English PEN membership is open to everyone. We believe that everyone can be a writer and reader.
What do our members say about us?
- ‘PEN isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.’ Margaret Atwood
- ‘English PEN has been a rallying point and a voice for free thought and the free transmission of ideas across borders without censorship or threat for almost a century. Let us support PEN and its work now and for always.’ Stephen Fry
How much does it cost?
- Less than £5 a month; the annual subscription rate is £50
- £10 per year for anyone under 26
- You have the option of paying monthly or annually
How can I join?
- Follow this link to our online membership form