Constitutional eligibility criteria and guidance – for Fellows
To be eligible for Fellowship, a writer has to:
(a) have had published in the United Kingdom at least two substantial works (or a sufficient body of other work) in the English language considered by the Council to be of outstanding literary merit; and
(b) be a citizen of the United Kingdom or resident in the United Kingdom.
While literary merit is always the primary reason for election, we also ask that in nominating and electing new Fellows our current Fellows take into consideration:
(a) the difference that the election of the writer will make to the advancement of literature; and
(b) the desirability of ensuring that the Fellowship is broadly representative of the diversity of literary writers and literary forms in the United Kingdom.
Please provide around 200 words on why you feel the writer should be elected as a Fellow. Titles of publications should be in italics - if you cannot see the option the format this, please select the 'visual' tab at the top right of the box.