Founded in 2022, The European Society of Literature aims to re-define what constitutes literature by curating a community of aspiring writers, avid readers, and established authors across Europe.
The organisation will host regular events, competitions and fundraisers while simultaneously creating the crucial networks that good writers need to have their work noticed and published. At The European Society of Literature, we believe that literary organisations and publishing houses often overlook many valuable artists and their work—this is because they understand that good art, in the 21st century, can be a hard sell. The publishing industry relies, just like every other business, on revenue and profits. Fundamentally, that which satisfies the most consumers is that which is published and marketed; works of high literary merit and skill are often ignored. We believe that this unfortunate reality degrades the quality of the literature produced, and that this decline has progressed for a while.