Irish Writers' Union

Comhar na Scríbhneoirí


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The Irish Writers Union represents the interests of Irish writers, whether they were born in Ireland or elsewhere.

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Membership

Our members include people who write fact, and people who write fiction, writers of scripts and stories, writers for stage, print and broadcast, for papers and magazines.

Joining the IWU ensures you can avail of the Union's professional services and advice, be kept informed of relevant developments, and meet other writers, as well as lending your support to the Union's aims.

If you would like to join us, print out, complete and return this application form with your payment to: Irish Writers' Union, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Or use the PayPal Button below, also ensuring to submit your application form with your details by post or by email. Renewal of membership can also be done on the same PayPal button.

Membership is open to part-time and full-time writers in any language who are Irish by birth, adoption, or association

The IWU year runs from January 1st to December 31st.

The annual subscription is €50 for full membership and €30 for associate membership and can be renewed using the PayPal button.


Type of Membership

Full Membership

Is open to writers who satisfy the Executive Committee that they have either:

  • Published or self published at least one book - excluding vanity publishing.
  • Published a substantial body of work in newspapers or magazines.
  • Had a documentary or creative script broadcast on radio or tv.
  • Sold a screenplay.
  • Have produced other work which the Executive Committee may deem appropriate.

Associate Membership

Is open to writers who satisfy the Committee that they are actively engaged in writing, but have not yet had their work published or broadcast.

Associate members enjoy the same privileges as full members, excepting the right to vote at meetings.


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