YA author James launches The Climate Fiction Writers League

Author Lauren James has established The Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of over 50 international published authors writing about climate change.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-07 22:31:59 UTC ]
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Sourcebooks Launches Women Voices Imprint with E.L. James as First Author

Sourcebooks has launched a new imprint company founder Dominique Raccah said will “expand what publishing can be for women authors.” E.L. James' backlist titles will become part of the imprint April 1. Pam Jaffee has joined Sourcebooks to help direct the imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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James Gunn, Prizewinning Science Fiction Author, Dies at 97

In short stories like “The Immortals” and novels like “The Listeners,” Mr. Gunn helped prepare readers for the future. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-02-11 17:10:44 UTC ]
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Author J J Bola and agency Pontas launch prize for under-represented writers

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and author J J Bola are partnering to create a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 23:50:57 UTC ]
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Authors of colour made up 19.6% of YA writers in 2019

Authors of colour made up 19.6% of Young Adult writers published in 2019, a huge leap on previous years, according to new research. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 14:25:59 UTC ]
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Author Anna James launches virtual bookclub

Pages & Co author Anna James has created an online and interactive middle-grade book club called The Bookwanderers Club, supported by her publisher HarperCollins Children's Books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 10:05:59 UTC ]
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LBF and Writer's Digest launch author conference

The London Book Fair and US magazine Writer’s Digest are to launch a new conference for authors, The Writer’s Summit, which will explore new opportunities in publishing and in developing successful writing careers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'We need small presses': author launches new award to support fiction from small publishers

The Republic of Consciousness prize has been launched by novelist Neil Griffiths, who intends to ‘guilt trip’ bestselling authors into contributingThe award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize celebrating the “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author launches search for BAME children’s writers

Author Leila Rasheed has created a writer development scheme, funded by the Publishers Association and Arts Council England, to encourage writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to write children’s books. Rasheed said she set up the Megaphone project because she... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Does the age of an author matter when writing YA fiction?

The Book Doctor goes right back to beginnings of YA and teen fiction in the 1950s and 1960s to investigate whether author age has anything to do with reader experienceI saw several really young writers at the Young Adult Literature Convention (Yalc) who seem to know just what their readers are... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young adult books: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' author James Thurber picks the best YA titles

Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How publishing fiction online launched the career of this young writer | Beth Reeks

Indie publishing via online writing communities and ebooks can provide valuable feedback, and even set you on the path to mainstream successNews that a quarter of the top 100 Kindle books on Amazon.com are from indie publishers doesn't surprise me. I started out writing online. Fed up with the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction, will pay royalties to writers and rights holders

Amazon's taken a number of steps to bring different types of content to the Kindle Store, and it's now venturing into an area that has a long history with the internet: fan fiction. The company's today announced Kindle Worlds, a new publishing platform that promises to pay writers royalties for... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding 'value in the valley': YA authors at a Festival panel on Black life and self-love

At a Times Book Festival panel on Black YA fiction, Dean Atta, Morgan Parker, Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi discussed stories of teens making it through. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-18 01:13:11 UTC ]
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Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize split into adult and YA categories

The Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize, run jointly by UK indie Can of Worms and New York-based Leapfrog Press, is to split into adult fiction and young adult fiction categories this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-15 13:28:10 UTC ]
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Welbeck and Tibor Jones launch children's fiction partnership

Welbeck Publishing is partnering with creative studio Tibor Jones to develop children's fiction projects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-13 20:53:27 UTC ]
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Five of 2020's best crime writers on where mystery fiction is today

Times Book Prize finalists Rachel Howzell Hall, Ivy Pochoda, S.A. Crosby, Jennifer Hillier and Christopher Bollen talk about race, place and genre. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-09 14:25:05 UTC ]
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How an acclaimed author decided to write fiction for Black women like her

Deesha Philyaw talks about the long gestation of her collection 'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,' a Times Book Prize finalist for first fiction. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-06 16:30:19 UTC ]
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Muriel Jaeger, a trailblazing science fiction author, deserves a new look

Jaeger’s 1920s novels, ‘The Question Mark’ and ‘The Man With Six Senses,’ are H.G. Wellsian works of love and science. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-24 16:24:26 UTC ]
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How Contemporary Novelists Are Confronting Climate Collapse in Fiction

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement, an international accord that marks the first time nearly every nation on Earth promised to tackle the climate crisis. The goals set by that agreement, however, have not been met. As the climate crisis worsens, more novelists than... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-24 08:53:41 UTC ]
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