This form should only be used by RSL Fellows and Honorary Fellows to nominate people for election to the Honorary Fellowship. Please do not share the link with anyone else.
Nominations go to the February Council meeting for voting and elected Honorary Fellows are announced at the summer party. Nominations are strictly confidential, so you should not inform the person you are nominating and we are unable to update you as to whether an election has been successful prior to the public announcement. Those not elected will be considered for a further two elections automatically, after which a new nomination will be required.
A list of current Honorary Fellows can be found on the website here. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 15 February at 5pm.
Please give the name of the person who is seconding your nomination, who must be a current Fellow or Honorary Fellow. There is no need for them to provide anything further but they must have agreed to second your nomination before you submit it.
Constitutional eligibility criteria and guidance – for Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows are those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of literature through means other than by writing. These might be publishers, agents, booksellers, producers, administrators from arts organisations or those who have rendered special service to the Society.
As with elections of our Fellows, we ask that you take into consideration the desirability that the Honorary Fellowship is broadly representative of the diversity of producers, administrators and facilitators working across forms for literature in the United Kingdom.
It is Council’s guidance that Fellows should not nominate their own publisher or literary agent.
Please provide around 200 words on why you feel the person should be elected as an Honorary Fellow. Titles of publications should be in italics - if you cannot see the option to format this, please select the 'visual' tab at the top right of the box.
Please tell us why you are nominating this person and a short description of their position/achievements.