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Membership Types


Active Member

Benefits

  • Subscriptions to BIO’s monthly online publications, The Insider and The Biographer’s Craft, along with access to past issues
  • Access to BIO’s monthly thematic roundtables on Zoom
  • Discount on the annual BIO conference
  • Assistance in finding or creating a local BIO group
  • Exclusive access to resources, such as a guide to prizes available to biographers
  • Eligibility to vote for BIO officers and board members, and serve on BIO committees

Dues

Annual dues are based on a member’s annual writing income from biography:

  • Less than $25,000: $45
  • Between $25,001 and $50,000: $75
  • Between $50,001 and $100,000: $90
  • Greater than $100,000: $150

Eligibility

Anyone who has published a biography or is currently engaged in writing, filming, recording, or otherwise producing a biography shall be considered eligible for active membership, subject to verification of information included in his or her membership application.

Affiliate Member

Benefits

  • Subscriptions to BIO’s monthly online publications, The Insider and The Biographer’s Craft, along with access to past issues
  • Public recognition of financial support in BIO publications and at its conference.

Dues

  • $250 a year

Eligibility

Corporations and institutions wishing to provide financial support to BIO.

Student Member

Benefits

  • Subscriptions to BIO’s monthly online publications, The Insider and The Biographer’s Craft, along with access to past issues
  • Access to BIO’s monthly thematic roundtables on Zoom
  • Discount on the annual BIO conference
  • Access to members-only areas of the website

Dues

  • $30 a year

Eligibility

Any full-time student at a college or university. To sign up as a student, contact Membership Coordinator Lori Izykowski so you can provide proof of your status as a current, full-time student: lori@biographersinternational.org

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