What it Means to be a Member

Full Membership of The Welsh Academy is awarded to writers as a mark of peer recognition of their contribution to the literatures of Wales. Existing Members can be awarded Fellowship if they have achieved particular prominence, or, over an extended period of time, have made an exceptional contribution to literature. Honorary Membership is awarded to non-writers who have made an exceptional contribution to the literary culture of Wales.

These honours are bestowed by the Management Board at biannual meetings. Click here for the Membership criteria in full and here to find out who is on the current Management Board.

Click here for a comprehensive list of the current Presidents, Members, Fellows and Honorary Members.


Membership rates

Member and Fellow rates are currently £20 annually (waged) or £10 (unwaged).

To pay your annual Membership fee of The Welsh Academy, please send a cheque (payable to ‘Literature Wales’) for the relevant amount to: The Welsh Academy c/o Literature Wales, Glyn Jones Centre, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL. Payments can also be made over the phone on: 029 2047 2266.

Get Involved!

Several new Members-only initiatives and networking opportunities are currently being developed. Keep an eye out here for further information soon.

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