Society of Women Writers and Journalists

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Society of Women Writers & Journalists (SWWJ) is a British learned society for professional women writers.[1]

The society's aims include the "encouragement of literary achievement, the upholding of professional standards, and social contact with fellow writers and others in the field".[1] It was founded as the Society of Women Journalists in 1894 by J. S. Wood, the editor of The Gentlewoman. The society adopted its current name in 1954.[2]

The society began publishing a thrice yearly house magazine, Woman Journalist, in 1910. Its title was changed to Woman Writer in 2000.[2]

Men who are published writers can now join the society as associate members.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Society of Women Writers & Journalists – History". Society of Women Writers & Journalists. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Gordon; David Doughan (1 April 2001). Dictionary of British Women's Organisations: 1825–1960. Routledge. pp. 135–. ISBN 978-0-7130-4045-6. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

External links

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