Our attention has been drawn to a clause in a very few of our publishing contracts. Please note that over 95% of ours do not contain this clause.
None of our contracts seek to limit the rights of writers to join any union or seek advice before and during contractual negotiations.
As poets, and writers ourselves, we apologise for any clauses that limit referrals to the Society of Authors.
This is against our ethos which is why such a clause no longer appears in our standard form.