I signed up for membership but have recently moved. Do I need to sign up to a different the branch closest to where I live now?
No! Signing up for SYP membership covers all of our branches around the UK and Ireland. So whether you’re in town for the evening, or have moved to a new region, you qualify for all membership events and offers.
How do I renew my membership?
Log in to your account and select 'renew membership' from the menu on the left-hand side. Even if your membership has expired, your details will still work to access this page. Please do not try to create a new account using the same email address as this will not work.
I’ve moved home, how can I update my address?
Simply log into your account and on the left-hand side of the menu, you will find an ‘Addresses’ tab. Here you can edit and update your address.
Can I change my username?
Whilst you can edit your name, email and postal address, this is the piece of information that our system identifies your account by and cannot be edited after sign up.
I bought a ticket for an event but I didn't receive a confirmation of my booking. What should I do?
We often find that our messages end up in people's junk folder. Please check here first and if you still can't find one, please email the relevant branch using our Contact Us form and the will be able to check your booking for you. We usually have names on the door so getting in without your email should not be a problem.
I requested a new password but I have not yet received the link to reset it. What should I do?
We often find that our messages end up in people's junk folder. Please check here first and if you still can't find one, please email our Membership Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to assist.
I’d like to get experience in publishing, do you offer work experience?
Unfortunately not. We are an organisation run by volunteers who have full-time jobs within the industry so we don't have an office, nor are we able to offer work experience. We are, however, a society that supports people getting into the industry and those in the early years of their career and would encourage you to take a closer look at our website to see what we do offer in way of advice.
I have an unpublished manuscript, can you help me find an agent or publisher?
We are a society dedicated to getting people into and ahead with careers in publishing, as opposed to those hoping to get published (although they are sometimes the same thing!). We are not a publishing company ourselves and cannot publish your work or actively connect you with those who can. You may meet people through our events that can help and advise you on your way, but we would thoroughly recommend you look at the Writers & Artists’ Yearbook for a comprehensive list of agents who can help you.