Blogs

 
How

How to prepare an online poetry event

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

Before You Sign | Scamming (Update)

Updated guidance on scamming 
 
Did

Did East Berlin smell different from West Berlin?

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

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

Protecting your mental health: Coping with Covid-19

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

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

Before You Sign | Contracts, cancellations and COVID-19

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

A Time Comes

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 update: Author income collection

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

Before You Sign | Non-Disclosure Agreements

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

Before You Sign | 10 tips for sorting your dispute

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

Greening the book business

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

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

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

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.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Literary Agents

Before you sign with a literary agent, read our advice.
 
Life

Life on the Educational Writers Group committee

Mark Griffiths discusses why being part of the Educational Writers Group committee was worth it.