Added on July 2, 2019. View this resource
This report from the Royal Society of Literature reveals that only 5% of writers earn the income Virginia Woolf once argued a writer needs to work. This was £500 a year in her day, now equivalent to just over £30,000. The survey also found that of 2,000+ writers who responded, 25% identified as working class, but only made up 11% of the highest earners and while 52% have freelance, temporary or part-time paid employment; 20% are in full-time paid employment.
Read more of the eye-opening findings in the full report.