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Thank you for agreeing to take part in this research project.
The Writers’ Fees Research is a collaborative project between Literature Wales and Aberystwyth University Business School. As the national company for the development for literature in Wales, Literature Wales champions fair employment practices for writers, including fair rates of pay. We know that writers often depend on income from events, commissions, workshops, and performances, and they should be paid fairly in recognition for their professional skills. We also have a duty to ensure accessible fees for audiences participating in literary events and to consider the sector’s financial context. 
This research, which intends to collect data to explore the views, experience, and opinions of writers regarding what constitutes fair rates of pay, will inform Literature Wales’ future rates of pay and the guidelines created will be publicised and shared widely with partners and stakeholders across the literary sector.
Participation in the Writers’ Fees Research project is voluntary, and you can withdraw from the study at any time. When sharing and publicising any data from this research your responses will remain anonymous, and you will not be identified in any external materials relating to this research. We will ensure the confidentiality of the data and information that you discuss with us. Please be aware that by taking part in this survey, you agree to taking part in this research.
The research will be composed of this questionnaire and follow up interviews with 30 writers. We will randomly select writers to take part in the interview from respondents to this survey, but using quotas to ensure the research reflects a broad range of experiences (e.g. language). At the end of this questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to sign up to take part in a follow up interview.
Your responses will be collected and processed by Literature Wales, via Survey Monkey. Literature Wales will extract the information and share anonymised data with Aberystwyth University for the purposes of analysis and preparation for conducting the follow up interviews with 30 volunteers. Any responses will be anonymised using a pseudonymous ID before sharing and no contact details will be shared. If selected for an interview, Literature Wales will contact you to arrange this on Aberystwyth University’s behalf. During the interviews, which will take place via video or phone call, there is no obligation for you to identify yourself by your real name.
This research will lead to the creation of a report and guidelines on writer fees that will be shared publicly and directly with relevant partners. While specific comments or answers (from both questionnaires and one-on-one interviews) may be included, these will be entirely anonymised and will not be associated with a name, an ID, or any other information from which you might be identified.
The questionnaire will ask for the following special category data: Personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin. This is to ensure that the research is representative of writers from a range of ethnic origins.
All data will be collected only for the purposes of this research project. The lawful basis for this is explicit consent. Following the conclusion of the project, anonymised data will be stored permanently, and any identifiable data will be deleted.  

To request further information about the study, how the data collected will be used, the conclusions, or to withdraw at any time, please contact Owen Wyn Jones (

For information about how Literature Wales collects and processes data, you can read our Privacy Notice

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* 1. Do you consent to your data being used for the research purposes outlined above?

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