A 68-year-old aspiring writer accuses the Iowa Writers' Workshop of age discrimination

A 68-year-old man who was rejected by the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, claiming he was discriminated against because of his age. Dan Thomson, a former lawyer and self-published author, was among the 97% of applicants to the program... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sarah Odedina launches writers’ workshop

Publisher Sarah Odedina is launching a new workshop for aspiring children’s authors and will give away 10% of the tickets to black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Irish Author Sally Rooney Wins the UK’s Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Prize

Fêted for her auspicious debut, ‘Conversations With Friends,’ Dubliner Sally Rooney at 26 is tied with Zadie Smith (2001, ‘White Teeth’) for youngest winner of the Sunday Times/PFD prize for emerging authors from the UK and Ireland. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson A Book... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rooney wins Young Writer of the Year award

Sally Rooney has become the first Irish winner of the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award for her "fearless, sensual" debut novel Conversations with Friends (Faber). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ad Age's Magazines of the Year 2017: See All the Winners

When we started working on the annual Ad Age Magazines of the Year package in the fall, there were six large magazine publishers: American Media Inc., Cond Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rodale and Time Inc.Soononce Hearst finalizes its acquisition of Rodale, and Meredith swallows Time Inc.there will... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Exceptional' and 'diverse' Young Writer of the Year Award shortlist revealed

Five authors are in the running for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, after judges made the "rare exception" to increase the prize's usual shortlist from four to five in wake of the "incomparable strength" of this year’s list of submissions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Council partners with Young Writer of the Year Award

The British Council has been announced as the international partner of the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH hosts 50 aspiring writers

Penguin Random House hosted 50 aspiring authors at its offices on the Strand for a free day of advice and talks about how to get published. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pontas marks 25 years as a home for writers worldwide

The Barcelona-based agency that is global in both mindset and client list invited its authors to toast its quarter-century. Katherine Cowdrey meets the woman who founded the firm. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Year, Santa Claus Is Black and Gay–Thanks To This “Colbert” Writer

Christmas is coming early for progressives this year, and it’s coming with a sense of humor. Santa’s Husband, out in bookstores this fall, offers an unusual take on the holiday’s central representative. In this fresh reinvention, Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Daniel Kibblesmith renders... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Page hails 'prescient' writers in age of Trump

Publishers will have to be "broad, open and diverse in their interests and in the voices they find" in response to the turbulent political climate caused by President Trump's election, Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British music writer Mark Fisher dies aged 48

British music writer and political theorist Mark Fisher, also known as K-Punk, has died, aged 48. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ad Age's Magazines of the Year 2016: See All the Winners

It's a challenging time for magazine publishers, right? Of course, because it's a challenging time for anyone in the business of creating content and attracting audiences -- even (or especially) pure-play digital companies.The truth is, there are countless Silicon Valley startups, propped up by... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One for the Ages: Cubs-Tribe Thriller Is Most-Watched MLB Game in 25 Years

In what may very well go down in the books as the single greatest Game 7 in World Series history, the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night exorcised a 108-year-old demon in front of the largest national TV audience to tune in to a baseball game in 25 years.According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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L S Hilton named Glamour's Writer of the Year

L S Hilton, the author of Bonnier Zaffre lead title Maestra, has been named Glamour magazine’s 2016 Writer of the Year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Seven Good Years' collects quirky, touching family stories by Israeli writer Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret presents his memoir: a series of raw and witty stories that document seven years of a father-son relationship. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hub City Writers Project Celebrates 20 Years of Literary Energy

Hatched over coffee 20 years ago, the Hub City Writers Project has grown into an indie press, a nonprofit bookstore and driving force behind the literary arts in Spartanburg, SC. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ad Age's 2014 Magazine A-List: Vice Is Magazine Brand of the Year

For most magazine companies, 2014 was a difficult year. Backs against the wall, publishers looked beyond print for growth -- to digital media, live events, consumer products and TV deals.Vice magazine is way ahead of them.The free magazine founded in 1994 as Voice of Montreal has grown into one... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2015-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is 2014 the year of the woman writer?

Advocates for women writers – working to counter what is seen as bias towards males in the literary community – suddenly seem to be everywhere. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Most writers earn less than £600 a year, survey reveals

Figures show the vast majority of authors, both traditionally and self-published, are struggling to make a living from their workThe publishing industry has never been so sharply divided. In the week when the erotica writer Sylvia Day signed a staggering eight-figure two-book deal with St... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vice named Ad Age's publishing company of the year

When Vice first appeared on Ad Age's Magazine A-List in 2010, it raised more than few eyebrows among industry stalwarts. For one thing, it was the first free-distribution magazine Ad Age had ever honored. And another thing—OK, the main thing—Vice is a cheerfully irreverent, quasi-rude... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2013-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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