ALCS News Bulletin: February 2017

March 2017 Distribution


The next distribution is scheduled to take place on Friday 24 March 2017. Members who are due money in this distribution are likely to receive payment into bank accounts on this day.

If you don't receive a payment in March then bear in mind you may be due a payment in the September distribution instead.


These will be sent out at around the same time as your payments are made. You can wait for your statement to arrive by post, alternatively you can log in to the Members' area and request that your statement be emailed to you.


See our website on how to contact us if you have a question about the upcoming distribution.

Still in the dark about which of your works ALCS pays out for? Read our guide in this month's issue.

Visual works: thanks to all members who claimed


Last month we announced that ALCS would be paying out for members' visual contributions to published works, including photography, illustrations and diagrams. 

We would like to thank all members who took the time to make a claim. We will be in touch with these members soon to let you know what to expect next.

The deadline for claims in this round of payments has now passed. If you didn't get a chance to claim this time, please don't worry, as there will be further opportunities in the future. More details will be announced later this year: please keep an eye on ALCS News for this information.

Debut script wins both Tinniswood and Imison awards

The presentation of ths year's Tinniswood and Imison Awards took place on 29 January at the BBC Audio Drama Awards ceremony, hosted by Sir Lenny Henry. The aim of the awards is to promote the best scripts broadcast in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 31 October 2016 with the Imison rewarding the best debut script.

Read more.

Dates for your diary

Friday 24 March 2017 - Payment date for members due money in the ALCS March distributution. If you have any questions, please see our distribution page on our website.

Thursday 30 November 2017 - Articles claim deadline

Writing East Midlands: The Writers' Conference 2017

ALCS is proud to once again sponsor the Writing East Midlands Conference, which this year takes place on Saturday 25 March. Now in its fourth year, the event will be held at the University of Nottingham.

This one-day conference gives the East Midlands’ writing community access to leading professionals from the industry, helping to provide professional writers with opportunities to be paid for their work.

The programme will include panel debates, seminars and activities covering a range of writing disciplines and will explore topics and trends on different aspects of writing, including publishing and copyright. Delegates will gain information about sources of funding, and have the opportunity to apply to have their work read by a nationally-acclaimed literary agent. Overall, the programme aims to help improve the skills of talented writers and help them to find ways to get their work published.

For more information, see their website.