Media liability insurance
made easy

Authors Guild members can now get affordable writer insurance coverage, lightning fast.

Get the insurance protection you need from less than $1 per day.

(No jumping through hoops required.)

Endorsed by the Authors Guild

Recognizing the challenges authors encounter with traditional insurance providers, the Authors Guild is partnering with Dinghy and NSM Insurance Group to offer members easy access to low-cost, high-quality coverage specifically tailored to meet your needs.

COMPREHENSIVE MEDIA & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Crafted specifically for the risks freelance writers face, coverage includes protection against allegations of defamation (libel and slander), misappropriation of name or likeness, copyright infringement, plagiarism, public disclosure of private facts, errors and omissions, and more. That’s not to mention no-cost add-ons. Plus, your policy extends worldwide, providing coverage wherever work takes you. 

Peace of mind — delivered in minutes

Forget lengthy insurance applications and manuscript reviews. In minutes, you can get a quote and buy a policy online. Policy documents are generated instantly so you can provide proof of insurance in a snap. And if you ever need to submit a claim, you can do it right on the web, 24/7. It’s really that easy.

Legal & insurance experts on your side

Not only is your policy underwritten by an A+ rated insurance provider, being a policyholder also means you have an expert team of lawyers on your side who specialize in media liability claims. Whether you have questions about your coverage or concerns about a claim, our team is here for you.

Getting covered is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Say hello to low-cost,
high-coverage policies

Choose to pay annually or monthly, with no extra charge.

$100,000
Media and Professional Liability

plus

$25,000 Data Incident Response Services

$10,000 Non-Party Investigation Services

$100,000 Contingent Bodily Injury & Property Damage

from only

$24

per month

$1,000,000
Media and Professional Liability

plus

$25,000 Data Incident Response Services

$10,000 Non-Party Investigation Services

$100,000 Contingent Bodily Injury & Property Damage

from only

$39

per month

Need to make a claim? Don’t sweat it.

Your insurance is underwritten by an A+ rated insurance provider with an expert team of lawyers on your side who specialize in media liability claims.

Making a claim with us is a simple three-step process:

Simply sign in to your self-service area, any time 24/7, and complete a short claim form.

Your claim notice is sent straight to claims experts, including lawyers, who specialize in media liability claims.

The team will contact you within 5 business days to advise and help you through the next steps.

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FAQs

Dinghy is the world’s first insurance provider exclusively for freelancers. Founded in 2017 in the United Kingdom, Dinghy is now part of NSM Insurance Group, a global leader in specialty insurance programs headquartered right outside of Philadelphia. With NSM, we are expanding our proven model and revamping insurance for freelance writers across the US.

Media liability insurance is a specific type of professional liability insurance. It protects professional writers should subjects, publications, clients or another third party sue you for damages related to alleged or actual libel and slander, defamation, copyright infringement or errors and omissions.

We offer insurance to 30 different writer occupations – including authors, biographers, columnists, editors, historians, journalists, novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters and translators, among others – in 46 states. Take a spin through our quote journey to see if you qualify.

No. We don’t need to see your manuscript at any time. We trust that you uphold the integrity of your content and respect your ownership.

Filing a claim is easy. Simply sign in to your self-service area and complete a short claim form at your convenience. Your claim notice is sent straight to expert claims handlers, including lawyers who specialize in media liability claims. The team will contact you to advise and help you through the next steps.

We thought you’d never ask. Our team of insurance experts is available to help via chat and email, and if you would like to speak with someone live, we are more than happy to give you a call. Give us a shout in the chat box in the lower right corner of this page or drop us a line any time at hello@dinghy.us.

There are no cancellation fees if you want to cancel your policy before it expires. Zip. Zilch. Nada. If you are not happy for any reason, just sign in to your account and cancel your coverage.

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