just to explain - it's Sue Hyams or me approving the membership enquiries (update
! Nick Cross has kindly taken over from me as webmaster of SCBWI British Isles. Please direct all enquiries to him - he has also taken over the firstname.lastname@example.org email address!). and the delays? usually have to do with child care, holidays, not checking our email - also we have to contact the US to confirm memberships and that adds to the time it takes to approve members.
that's what comes from a volunteer-run organisation like SCBWI.
HOWEVER! if you live in the UK and you are awaiting approval you can expedite things by forwarding your membership email to me or sue, or even me AND sue (that's email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
hope that clears things up!
lots of love,