President’s Column – Feb. Newsletter

Happy New Year and I hope you were all able to participate in the recent Women’s Marches. In NYC, the numbers were much larger than the stated 200,000, and thousands of people never got to actually join the march because the crowds were so big and due to NYPD crowd control. I was one, who […]

Descansa en paz compañera Úrsula K. Le Guin

Es con gran pesar y con el más profundo respeto que despedimos a la compañera Úrsula K. Le Guin, una autora innovadora, radical, feminista y revolucionaria, así como también una gigante de la literaria. Además, ella era un miembro activo del sindicato NWU. Fue autora de más de 20 novelas, una docena de libros de […]

RIP Sister Ursula K. Le Guin

It is with great sorrow and the deepest respect that we bid farewell to Sister Ursula K. Le Guin, a  ground-breaking author, radical, feminist and revolutionary as well as a literary giant. What’s more, she was one of us, a member of NWU.  She was the author of more than 20 novels, a dozen books […]

IV CERTAMEN DE MICRORRELATOS HAY ESPERANZA (España)

01:04:2018 Género:  Relato, poesía Premio:   Diploma y publicación Abierto a:  sin restricciones por nacionalidad o residencia Entidad convocante: Fundación Vencer el Cáncer País de la entidad convocante: España Fecha de cierre:    01:04:2018   BASES   Si te gusta escribir, si quieres ser solidario, si quieres ver tus textos publicados en un libro… tienes muchos motivos […]

Two DC Events Feature Women Writers

When Joanne Rowling wrote the first book in the Harry Potter series, she was advised to use the name J.K. Rowling in order to hide her gender and expand her audience. This is but one modern example of the kind of circumstances that have faced women who have dared to write. An entire museum is […]

Nautilus and NWU Make Progress on Freelancer Payments

New York, NY December 22 – This week Nautilus founder and publisher John Steele met with NWU President Larry Goldbetter to discuss resolving the issue of non-payment to freelancers at the award winning science magazine. Both Steele and Goldbetter expressed optimism that this issue will be resolved.  The union is representing 19 Nautilus contributors who […]

NAUTILUS STORIES PUBLISHED, BUT NOT PAID FOR  

Here some of our stories that Nautilus  contracted for and published, but has yet to pay for more than a year later for many of us.  Topics include selfishness, depression, rats, and impossible math. Also apropos, “Trust” is the theme of Nautilus’s December issue.    Lorraine Boissoneault, Chicago, Illinois, NWU (@boissolm, www.lboissoneault.com) “Archaeologists are Planning […]

An Open Letter from Freelancers at Nautilus Magazine

December 13, 2017   Dear Readers, Funders and Board Members of Nautilus Magazine,   As of December 13, we are writers and editors awaiting payment from Nautilus magazine for a collective debt totalling $50,000. Some of us have been waiting to be paid for more than a year. Our numbers span many time zones, from […]