About The Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) was established in 1963 as the peak national association for authors. They provide advocacy, support and advice to aspiring and professional authors and illustrators.

How ASA can help

  • Advocacy
    ASA campaigns at industry and government levels for author and illustrator rights, pay rates and also represent members' interests to relevant policy-making bodies.
  • Support
    ASA provides training and mentorships to support members' writing and run awards, residencies and can help with financial aid through their Benevolent Fund.
  • Advice
    ASA can provide standard contracts or individual advice for members across a wide range of industry issues.

Explore 2021 member benefits

The ASA welcomes writers and illustrators at every stage of their careers to become a member.

The ASA represents everyone who writes or illustrates for publication. Our members include novelists, biographers, illustrators, academics, cartoonists, scientists, food and wine writers, historians, graphic novelists, children's writers, ghostwriters, travel writers, romance writers, editors, bloggers, journalists, poets and more.

If you need support and advice, or you would like to support their advocacy initiatives, consider becoming a member of the ASA.

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