“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
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.
How much does it cost?
- Under 26 PEN Member: £10 per year
- PEN Member: £50 per year or £4.50 per month
- PEN Advocate: £150 per year or £12.50 per month
- PEN Protector: £250 per year or £21 per month
- Silver PEN Member: £1000 per year or £84 per month
- You have the option of paying monthly or annually
How can I join?
- Follow these links to our online membership form
How else can I support English PEN?
- If you’re interested in donating your time and skills, please contact us.
- You can make single donations without becoming a member. Just click here
- Subscribe to our newsletters and keep up to date with our work on international writers, freedom of expression, translation and much more.