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14 February 2021
Speaking the language of grant applications
Isabel Thomas introduces her 'So what? Who cares? Why you?' approach to applying for funding to support creative work
06 January 2021
How to create an accessible writing group
How to ensure your writing group is welcoming, accessible and supportive for all types of writers with disabilities and chronic illnessess.
21 December 2020
Surviving the pandemic: Side hustle ideas for authors
Candy Gourlay offers advice on how authors can diversify income streams during the pandemic.
16 December 2020
The (awareness of) uncertainty pandemic
Author and physician Anthony Kessel on uncertainty and coping in the time of Covid
14 December 2020
What we do when we look at your contract
Making the most out of your SoA contract advice, by Catherine Fuller
16 November 2020
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’
01 October 2020
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.
03 August 2020
How to prepare an online poetry event
Advice from our Poetry & Spoken Word Group committee on preparing – and hosting – an online poetry event.
27 July 2020
Before You Sign | Scamming (Update)
Updated guidance on scamming
22 July 2020
Did East Berlin smell different from West Berlin?
Ben Fergusson considers the benefits of doing historical research online – during a pandemic and beyond.
14 July 2020
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.
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.
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