News

Copyright registration should be easier, less costly

In January 2017, the NWU and three other national organizations of writers petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office to establish “group registration” procedures that would allow a writer to register multiple stories, articles, blog posts, Web pages, or other short-form works with a single form and a single fee. Since then, our petition has been endorsed […]

8th NWU Writers Conference Is Oct. 13

Save the Date – Saturday, October 13. Kick your career into higher gear with a day of lectures and workshops focusing on copyright protection, contract advice, branding techniques, low cost social media marketing opportunities, and much more. THEME: New York City is the Writer’s Key to Success – Unlock NYC’s great free and inexpensive resources for writers. CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION: […]

DC Member Bill Fletcher Jr. Launches Novel

Join award-winning journalist and lifelong social justice advocate Bill Fletcher, Jr. for the launch of his new crime novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky 5 pm Sunday, November 18 at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C. The book’s publisher, Hard Ball Press, is run by NY co-chair Timothy Sheard. In The Man Who Fell, David Gomes […]

NWU Backs Study Hall Writers

The following letter was signed by 115 members of the Study Hall collective. NWU supports their struggle. info@studyhall.xyz // studyhall.xyz September 5, 2018 When The Outline launched in late 2016, they promised to be “a new kind of publication” that would, against many odds, find ways to thrive in a near-apocalyptic media landscape. Yesterday, they […]

An Open Letter to the New York Times

To the Editor: The Times seems to regard the removal of reporters’ bylines from your home page and mobile app (“Where Did the Bylines Go?“, August 22), as purely business decisions. But bylines aren’t just a good idea — they are required by international law. Article 6(bis) of the Berne Convention, ratified by the U.S. in 1988,  recognizes […]

Job: Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project is a nationwide nonpartisan project that assists colleges and universities in getting students to vote. The group intends to work with more than 350 schools this year, providing nonpartisan candidate guides for students. The project is in search of a fact checker and researcher to help with this initiative. The […]

2018 DA Recap

2018 Delegate Assembly Moves the Union Forward The 2018 Delegate Assembly, held in New York City, August 10-12, opened with a public event on Friday night highlighted by keynote speaker Julia Salazar.  She is running for NY State Senate against a long-time Democratic incumbent, and is part of the progressive movement that produced the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

NY Chapter Annual Picnic a Success

Twenty-five New York and Connecticut National Writers Union scribes gathered on a hot and muggy Sunday afternoon in Riverside Park in Manhattan to celebrate the writing life, share their food, hopes, and dreams. The threat of rain held off as the multiracial, multigenerational group of writers discussed current projects and received advice and encouragement. Co-chair […]

Grievance and Contract Report to 2018 DA

A fond farewell to Amy Rose We are sad to report that Amy Rose, our National Grievance Officer since 2005, has resigned. We will miss her dedication, competence, leadership, and wisdom; and we wish her the best in future ventures. Amy was not only an effective grievance officer herself, but also an outstanding mentor to […]

Book Division Report to the 2018 DA

Following are some highlights of actions taken by the NWU Book Division since the 2015 NWU Delegate Assembly. These include work on issues specific to writers of books, including to ebooks. These also include policy advocacy related to legislation, regulations, and litigation on copyright and other issues that affect writers of work in other formats as well as […]