The US Authors Guild is to allow new and unpublished writers to take advantage of ‘almost all’ of their services.

Called the Emerging Writers membership, this new option gives writers access to, according to a press release, “almost all of the resources that the Authors Guild provides, including free or discounted services, such as marketing and social media advice, media liability insurance, website hosting, as well as seminars, workshops and networking opportunities exclusively for emerging writers.”

“The Authors Guild exists to help working writers,” said Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild, in a prepared statement. “But it’s hard to get established; we know that as well as anyone. With the new Emerging Writers membership, we’re now able to give writers support as they enter the professional world, even before they’ve published a first book.”

The Emerging Writers membership is open to all writers actively pursuing publication, and does not require applicants to meet the publication and financial thresholds of full membership.

Founded in 1912, the Guild has almost 9,000 members.