The Authors Guild

Speakers and Authors

About The Authors Guild

The Authors Guild is a membership community that focuses on inspiring and supporting working writers, while protecting authors' rights.

The Authors Guild is a fee-based membership organization with approximately 10,000 to 25,000 members. Headquartered in NYC, its members are distributed throughout the nation, as it is a fully remote organization. 

The Authors Guild offers publishing privileges to its members, along with a host of other benefits. These include legal services, web services, insurance, and discounts, as well as regional chapters for networking and peer-to-peer engagement. This organization also offers networking opportunities via events and webinars.

In order to be eligible for the Authors Guild, you must be a traditionally-published author and/or illustrator with at least 1 published book in the U.S or a self-published author who made at least $5,000 in the past 18 months from their writing or a freelance writer who has published 3+ pieces or made $5,000 in the past 18 months.

In order to be considered for the Authors Guild, qualified candidates must either apply for consideration or be referred by existing members.

An annual fee in the range of $100 to $500 will be due at the time of joining the organization and yearly to maintain continued access.


The Authors Guild Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

10,000 - 25,000

HQ Location

NYC, New York

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$100 - $500