Give the Gift of PEN Membership

For a gift that truly makes a difference, look no further. A gift membership to English PEN places your loved one(s) at the heart of our work protecting the written word, reaching across borders, promoting diversity in publishing, and advocating for writers at risk around the world. It’s the perfect present for the readers, writers, and activists in your life.

How to gift a membership:

Step 1: Choose the type of membership and click the ‘Checkout with Paypal’ button below.
Step 2: In Paypal, change the ‘delivery address’ field to reflect the recipient’s name and address.
Step 3: Click ‘pay now’.

We will then send them a welcome letter in the mail.

Please note, if you would like to purchase multiple gift memberships, they must be processed in separate transactions.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to email us on

Standard Membership £50

£50 covers the cost of materials for holding a vigil for an imprisoned writer.

PEN Advocate £150

£150 allows us to commission, edit and publish an exciting new piece on PEN Transmissions.

PEN Protector £250

£250 could pay for a facilitator to run a writing workshop with young people from refugee backgrounds.