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ALCS is a membership organisation for writers run by its Members, for its Members.
Here you can find out all about the work we do to:

  • Protect and promote the rights of authors writing in all disciplines
  • Ensure authors receive fair payment for the various uses of their work

Lifetime membership of ALCS costs £25. This one-off fee ensures that you receive payment of any money that is due to you for use of your work.

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      a survey of authors' earnings 



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  • 19/08/2014

    Creative Content UK

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched a new education programme to combat online piracy.

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  • 14/07/2014

    Scriptwriters invited to take part in EC Survey into remuneration

    The European Commission has asked Europe Economics and the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam to undertake a study on the remuneration of authors and performers. This study is focussed on audiovisual and musical works and is therefore of most relevance to scriptwriters.

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  • 08/07/2014

    New research into authors' earnings released

    Shocking new ALCS research into authors’ earnings finds dramatic fall, both in incomes, and the number of those working full-time as writers

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  • 02/07/2014

    Stevie Spring joins ALCS Board of Directors

    ALCS is delighted to announce the appointment of Stevie Spring as a Non-Executive Director for a three-year term to the ALCS Board of Directors. 

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  • 30/06/2014

    Authors' Awards winners 2014

    Writer and broadcaster A L Kennedy presented the Society of Authors’ awards at a reception in London on the 26 June. Chair of the Society of Authors, biographer Anne Sebba, introduced the event which celebrated the presentation of nine literary awards to twenty-nine winning authors. 

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