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01 July 2020
Protecting your mental health: Coping with Covid-19
Lucy Coats offers ten tips for protecting your mental health during Covid-19.
22 June 2020
Colin Grant on uncovering the stories of Caribbean migration to Britain for his book, Homecoming, and finding authenticity in lost oral histories
17 June 2020
Before You Sign | Contracts, cancellations and COVID-19
Eddie Reeves on contractual considerations in the wake of Coronavirus cancellations.
13 June 2020
A Time Comes
Poet and novelist Ben Okri calls for justice, listening, and for an end to silence.
13 June 2020
Since the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the country has been talking about race and racism. Or has it? Writer Elizabeth-Anne Wheal on the urgent need for white people to listen...
12 June 2020
Eric Gregory Award 2019: One year on…
We catch up with five of last year's Eric Gregory Award winners to find out where they are now.
29 May 2020
Journey to Jilin: McKitterick Prize 2019
Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott describes her month-long writing residency stay in Jilin, China as part of her 2019 McKitterick Prize win.
20 May 2020
COVID-19 update: Author income collection
An update from ALCS, PLR and DACS on author income streams in the wake of COVID-19.
19 May 2020
Before You Sign | Non-Disclosure Agreements
Theo Jones on non-disclosure agreements and protecting your work.
22 April 2020
Before You Sign | 10 tips for sorting your dispute
Andrew Hildebrand shares his 10-step approach to resolving disputes.
06 April 2020
Greening the book business
Alison Flood asks publishers and booksellers what they’re doing to make their work more sustainable.
31 March 2020
Writers on the storm
From satire, poetry and fiction to protest and direct action – Caspar Henderson investigates how writers are responding to the climate crisis.
27 March 2020
Feel the space between... – Yoga for authors
Jill Dawson on how yoga might help during self-isolation and beyond, from The Author (Winter 2019).
11 March 2020
What does Brexit mean for authors?
Nicola Solomon looks at the short and longer term implications of the UK's exit from the EU in January.
09 March 2020
Before You Sign | Literary Agents
Before you sign with a literary agent, read our advice.
04 March 2020
Life on the Educational Writers Group committee
Mark Griffiths discusses why being part of the Educational Writers Group committee was worth it.
11 February 2020
Before You Sign | Literary Executors
What is the role of a literary executor and what should you consider before appointing one?
20 January 2020
Before You Sign | Negotiating Payment for Translators
This month, we share advice on negotiating payment for translators.
16 January 2020
Why we need libraries
A. L. Kennedy offers a personal view on why libraries are 'palaces for people'.
12 December 2019
Before You Sign | Forming a Limited Company
We take a look at the pros and cons of forming a limited company as an author.
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