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Calling all emerging journalists: KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorship
Presented by Inscription and proudly supported by the United States Studies Centre, the US Consul General, the Australia Council, Qantas, Griffin Theatre Company and Friends of Inscription.
Emily Laidlaw goes behind the scenes to find out what it’s like to be a book publicist: parties, press releases and looking after authors ‘without being a fussing pain in the arse’.
Back in the early 2000s, a twenty-something New Yorker with a soul-crushing secretarial job suddenly started living every blogger’s dream: she scored a publishing deal to turn her popular food blog, The Julie/Julia Project, into a book.
Seventy-five years after Philip Marlowe stepped out for the first time in The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler's hardboiled private detective is as sharp as ever. But have you solved the mystery of his enduring appeal? Test your knowledge of his life and work with our quiz
2014 Edgar Award Nominees Announced
Have you ever been on a motorcycle? There is definitely something about the experience. People who ride them swear by the sense of adventure they promise.
The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that the 2014 Diamond Dagger will be awarded to Simon Brett.
Very exciting news coming out of Dark Passage books - who will be publishing many of the brilliant June Wright's crime fiction books.
As The Millions has done for several years now, we thought it might be fun to compare the U.S. and U.K. book cover designs of this year’s Morning News Tournament of Books contenders.
Giveaway, competition for P.M. Newton's new book FALLING BEAMS, second in the Detective Nhu 'Ned' Kelly series.
7 Tips on Writing Crime from Luke Preston (via
You can get a free home, if you're a writer! As long as you're cool with moving to Detroit.
Dear Self promoting authors...
During the coming year Charlotte will be developing a toolkit of resources and programs for emerging writers - including her magazine for writers, podcasts, creativity workshops, writing retreats and mentoring.
“Writers in this office used to drink,” a grizzled veteran of these corridors once said sternly to a couple of pup reporters, whom he had discovered taking turns trying on a good-looking cashmere jacket in another cubicle.
Check out Writers Victoria for the range of summer school sessions
The Emerging Writers’ Festival prides itself on being inclusive to everyone in the writing community, of all ages and at all stages of their career. In this spirit, each year we run an open artist call out as an opportunity for writers to put up their hands and let us know they’d like to be involved in the festival. And it’s that time already for the 2014 festival!
So how do you get your novel to climb 97,000 Amazon places in a single morning?
And so, as the dark prophecies foretold, that when the white crow flies atop the tower of Babel, and the blood of the ancients’ boils in the Salton Sea, that there will be no room left in hell, and it will spit forth the fifteenth issue of the award-winning noir journal, Crime Factory.