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New Addendum To Book Contracts Guide

Over the past few years, we’ve had increasing numbers of inquiries about the treatment of electronic books (e-books) within book contracts. While they were traditionally considered subsidiary rights that compensated authors at 50 percent of net sales, many publishers have begun to see them as a windfall, and have tried to get members to accept […]

NWU and Nautilus Settle $60,000 Non-Payment Grievance

New York City, January 31 – Today the NWU announced that we have a signed settlement with Nautilus magazine resolving a non-payment grievance with twenty Nautilus freelancers. In mid-December, the freelancers filed the grievance with NWU for help in seeking payment of over $60,000 owed to them for articles published in the National Magazine Award-winning […]

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 […]