Interested in membership?
To be eligible as a member, a writer must have published a textbook, non-fiction or scientific work of about 200 printed pages. The writer can be the sole or a joint author, so long as he or she personally satisfies the 200-page clause. Members of a team working on a single non-fiction book or a non-fiction series may be admitted as Association members.
The Board of Directors of the Association decides on who is admitted as a member.
Application forms (in Finnish) can be downloaded on the this website or be requested from the Association office (toimisto[at]suomentietokirjailijat.fi).
The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers
offers advice on publishing contracts and copyright issues
offers legal advice on disputes over copyright
negotiates model traditional and digital publishing contracts for its members’ use
represents non-fiction writers in the field of cultural politics and on copyright issues
organises training in non-fiction writing, events and members’ meetings
publishes a newsletter and literature on non-fiction writing
has a cottage in Lapland which it rents to members for writing and recreational purposes
offers members a chance to apply for a fixed-term grant to work at, for example, the Villa Lante in Rome, the Villa Karo in Benin or the Finnish Institute in Damascus
maintains a register of experts on nonfiction topics