Membership options

NOTE – there is a $10 administration fee for New and Rejoining members – to be added to the annual subscription.

Full Membership
In order to qualify for Full Membership, you must have either:

  • had a book published by an established publisher; or
  • self-published a book as a profit-making enterprise, or
  • had more than five works of fiction or non-fiction published
    including short stories, articles and poetry in major magazines, newspapers, literary or electronic journals; or
  • had a play or other script produced commercially on stage, radio, TV or other medium or had lyrics published with a musical score; or
  • in the case of book illustrators had their work published in book form; or
  • in the opinion of the management committee of National Council, sufficient professional standing to entitle them to membership.

Only Full Members are allowed to stand for election to our National Council or as National President.
Subscription – $120 per annum GST incl. (+ $10 joining fee for new and rejoining members)

Associate Membership
This is available for unpublished authors. Associate Membership has the same opportunities and benefits as a Full Member with the exception of standing for National Council or National President.
Subscription – $120 per annum GST incl. (+ $10 joining fee for new and rejoining members)

Student Membership
We offer a reduced subscription to students. Benefits are the same as for the Associate Membership. Please note that current Student ID is required.
Subscription – $60 per annum GST incl. (+ $10 joining fee for new and rejoining members)

Affiliate Membership
For corporate and sister organisations.
Subscription – $165 per annum GST incl. (+ $10 joining fee for new and rejoining members)

Overseas
If you are a New Zealand writer living overseas, you can still join the Society.
Subscription – $140 per annum GST incl. and includes PayPal costs (+ $10 joining fee for new and rejoining members)

Monthly Payment
Monthly payment options are available to Full and Associate Members living in NZ.
Subscription – $20 per month incl GST over 6 months; $22 per month incl GST for NEW and REJOINING members. Proof of Automatic Payment facility to be provided.

Membership runs for a full twelve month period from the date of joining.  There is a 4 week trial period after which no refund will be available.