Archives for October 2016

Freelance Isn’t Free Becomes Law in NYC!

On October 27, the NY City Council passed the landmark Freelance Isn’t Free bill into law. With a vote of 51-0, the City Council made New York City the first in the U.S. to make non-payment to freelancers and independent contract workers a crime. NWU is a cosponsor of the bill and well aware of […]

NWU Statement on the Firing of Maria Pallante

On Friday, October 21, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden summarily removed Maria Pallante as Register of Copyright and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, the position she had held since 2011. It was the first time the head of the Copyright Office had been removed in 119 years!  Ms. Pallante was reassigned as an advisor […]

We Stand With The Arizona Republic

When I was growing up in Arizona, it was rare to see my home state hit the national news. One of the first times I saw it happen was in the Summer of 1976, when Don Bolles, a reporter for the Arizona Republic, was killed by a bomb planted in his car. He was killed […]

Privacy vs. Copyright: Don’t Make Writers Choose

The National Writers Union (NWU) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) filed comments October 17 with the US Copyright Office in response to pressure writers face in choosing between privacy and copyright protection. The Copyright Office recently proposed regulations by which writers—for a minimum $130 fee—could restrict some public access to the […]

NYC Monthly Meetups On Writing Business

—A Spanish/English language writer learned how to self publish. —An aspiring short-story writer found the encouragement to go on.   —A journalist, who had returned from the Syrian-Jordanian border at 4 a.m. that morning, discussed interviewing military and homeland security people. These three were among the nine writers who gathered during a Let’s Talk About […]

I CONCURSO DE HISTORIETAS “CÓMIC ANDINO: JUSTICIA Y SOCIEDAD”

I CONCURSO DE HISTORIETAS “CÓMIC ANDINO: JUSTICIA Y SOCIEDAD” (Ecuador) 30:10:2016 Género:  Cómic Premio:   1.300 dólares Abierto a:  sin restricciones por nacionalidad o residencia Entidad convocante: Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar País de la entidad convocante: Ecuador Fecha de cierre:    30:10:2016    BASES La Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, con motivo del Natalicio de Simón Bolívar y en el marco de la […]

GCD Semi-Annual Report Available

The Grievance and Contract Division’s semi-annual report, covering the first half of 2016, is available here. We hope you’ll take the time to read it and learn more about what we do. One of our chief functions is reviewing traditional publishers’ contracts, as well as those of firms that help you self-publish. We offer guidance […]

CONCURSO DE POESÍA ARTE CON PALABRAS 2016

CONCURSO DE POESÍA ARTE CON PALABRAS 2016 (EE.UU.) 20:10:2016 Género:  Poesía Premio:   Publicación Abierto a:  Mayores 18 años. Sin restricciones por nacionalidad o residencia Entidad convocante: Art Emporium Gallery of Miami País de la entidad convocante: EE.UU. Fecha de cierre:    20:10:2016    BASES  “Honrar Honra,” José Martí Como homenaje a Leopoldo Fernández, en el aniversario 106 de su nacimiento, conocido popularmente […]