What to say, how to say it

Anna Caig on how to sell your writing and perform well in the online interviews that have become the ‘new normal’

Seeing ourselves in British history

Jason Young ponders the lack of Black British characters in period drama – and finds hope that those stories will get told.

How to prepare an online poetry event

Advice from our Poetry & Spoken Word Group committee on preparing – and hosting – an online poetry event.

Before You Sign | Scamming (Update)

Updated guidance on scamming 

Did East Berlin smell different from West Berlin?

Ben Fergusson considers the benefits of doing historical research online – during a pandemic and beyond.

Five tips for (new) educational authors

The world of educational publishing can be tricky to navigate for new writers. Here are five tips to keep in mind.

Protecting your mental health: Coping with Covid-19

Lucy Coats offers ten tips for protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

Proper people

Colin Grant on uncovering the stories of Caribbean migration to Britain for his book, Homecoming, and finding authenticity in lost oral histories

Before You Sign | Contracts, cancellations and COVID-19

Eddie Reeves on contractual considerations in the wake of Coronavirus cancellations.

A Time Comes

Poet and novelist Ben Okri calls for justice, listening, and for an end to silence.

White sugar

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...

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.

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.

COVID-19 update: Author income collection

An update from ALCS, PLR and DACS on author income streams in the wake of COVID-19.

Before You Sign | Non-Disclosure Agreements

Theo Jones on non-disclosure agreements and protecting your work.

Before You Sign | 10 tips for sorting your dispute

Andrew Hildebrand shares his 10-step approach to resolving disputes.

Greening the book business

Alison Flood asks publishers and booksellers what they’re doing to make their work more sustainable.

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.

Feel the space between... – Yoga for authors

Jill Dawson on how yoga might help during self-isolation and beyond, from The Author (Winter 2019).

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.