Supporting working writers and protecting authors’ rights since 1912

The Authors Guild advocates for the rights of writers by supporting free speech, fair contracts, and copyright. We create community and we fight for a living wage.

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Supporting Our Members

Membership in the Authors Guild gives you immediate access to services that span the entire professional life of a writer, from contract reviews and legal advice to web hosting and marketing resources.

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The Authors Guild offers resources to help you in every stage of your professional writing career, from comprehensive guides breaking down complex legal topics to event recordings exploring every area of the writing business.

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Advocating for Authors

The Authors Guild exists to support working writers and their ability to earn a living from authorship. We work to protect free speech, honor copyright, and ensure fair compensation practices in the changing publishing landscape.

Promoting Community

Connect with fellow members to discuss the business of writing in our online forum, or join one of our regional chapters to meet writers in your area at in-person and virtual events.


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The Marketplace is a one-stop shop for finding experienced book coaches, editors, writers, and more, all of whom are members of the Authors Guild.

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