The HWA exists to promote, support and connect. We do this in a variety of ways designed to appeal to a wide range of members.We provide extra publicity through our ‘featured authors‘ section for our new members and any authors who have recently updated their profile or added details of new books.
We welcome membership applications from authors of full-length historical works, both fiction and non-fiction, published, or scheduled to be published, in the traditional way by a recognised publishing house, and their agents, editors and publishers. Membership is limited to those authors with work published in the last five years. In occasional cases, where an author does not meet our publishing criteria but has demonstrated exceptional acknowledgement by the media or industry, the committee may choose to consider their application on a case-by-case basis. For the avoidance of doubt ‘historical’ shall be defined as being beyond 35 years from the point of application.
Prospective members will be asked to set up an account (email and password) and answer some questions about the type of membership they would like to apply for and their publishing history. These details will be passed to our Membership Secretary, who will then contact applicants separately to complete the process.
FESTIVALS, EVENTS AND LIBRARIES
We continue to work closely with libraries and bookshops to provide speakers, panels and events. Please contact us with any enquiries.
We also run a number of social events for members including two dinners every year in London and an increasing number of regional get-togethers.
Our new trio of awards reward and recognise the best in historical writing in the UK today.
Read all about them here.
Our website features links to members’ works helping to engage with a wide audience.
We provide extra publicity through our ‘featured authors‘ section for our new members and any authors who have recently updated their profile or added details of new books.