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2022 ALCS Educational Writers' Award

The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Society of Authors (SoA) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2022 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award.


Chairing is Caring

Chairing literary events sounds like a good way for authors to earn while waiting for those royalty payments to trickle in, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Here are some top tips from...


The Author magazine

"This Autumn issue celebrates the polyphony of Britain, and the vibrant writing and publishing cultures of Welsh and Scottish Gaelic in particular."

James McConnachie
Editor, Autumn 2022

With contributions from Hannah Berry, Aefleda Clackson, Sarah Cliff, Anna Davis, Menna Elfyn, Barry Falls, Antonia Fraser, Harry Josephine Giles, Jon Gower . Lucy Mangan . Donald S. Murray, Stella Nyanzi, Heather Parry, Woodrow Phoenix and Nicola Solomon