When you consider the wealth of national and international culture it delivers, an RSL membership isn’t just a bargain, it’s worth the world.

Ali Smith

The RSL offers the benefits and joys of a literary festival and book club, rolled into one, all year round: a membership for all seasons.

As a Member you can:

  • Attend our events – over 20 each year – free of charge
  • Bring a guest to each event at a discounted price of £5
  • Subscribe free to the bi-annual RSL Review
  • Attend our Members-only Reading Groups
  • Attend our Summer Party and other special events
  • Receive our monthly e-newsletter

The RSL receives no government or public funding. We rely on the income from our Members’ and Fellows’ subscriptions to continue our work.

Existing members can renew by logging in and visiting the Members’ Area. Please note that The RSL cannot offer refunds for Membership renewal payments made in error.

RSL Membership is £50 a year and RSL Young Person’s Membership is £30 a year for those aged under 30.

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If you would prefer to join via post please complete our Membership Form and return to us. This gives you the option to enter your bank details to pay by Direct Debit, or attach a cheque, made payable to ‘Royal Society of Literature’. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to bank non-UK cheques for £50 and over.

Gift Membership
To buy membership as a gift for a birthday or other special occasion, please contact Martha Stenhouse (details below).

Group Membership
The RSL offers group membership packages, which have been popular with higher education institutions, literary agents, publishers and reading groups. Our standard package, which costs £150, includes:

  • Additional free tickets to RSL events
  • 5 copies of the bi-annual RSL Review
  • Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter, with literary discounts and offers
  • Extra invitations to our summer party

Partner Offers
The RSL is pleased to offer Membership at the reduced rate of £40 to members of the Society of Authors and London Library, and £45 to Slightly Foxed subscribers and members of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

To purchase Group Membership, Gift Membership or Partners’ Offer Membership or for any queries please contact:

Martha Stenhouse
General Manager
020 7845 4679