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CAA Furloughs 275 Employees and 90 Agents and Executives

July 28, 2020–According to an article by Justin Kroll and Mike Fleming, Jr. in DEADINED, Creative Arts Agency (CAA) has confirmed rumors that it has let go of 90 agents and executives, and has furloughed 275 employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first layoff exercise that the agency has gone through, to… View Article

AAP Report Shows Publishing Industry Decline for May

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) July 13, 2020 released its StatShot report for May 2020 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, including Trade (consumer publications), K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses. Total revenues across all categories for May 2020 were approximately $1.0 billion, a decline of 12.1%… View Article

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Literary Groups Launch Writers Emergency Fund

  Three national nonprofit literary arts organizations—the Academy of American Poets, Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), and National Book Foundation—have come together in a historic collaboration to establish the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, which will provide $3.5 million to the literary arts, a field that has been disastrously impacted by COVID-19. Regrants from… View Article

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WNBA Names Literary Award Winners

The Women’s National Book Association San Francisco Chapter is pleased and proud to debut the first-ever Effie Lee Morris WNBA Literary Award. Ms. Morris was a pioneering Black librarian and the founder of this chapter of the Women’s National Book Association in 1968. The Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place on July 24th, 5pm PST (see link… View Article

ASJA Congratulates This Year’s Writing Award Winners

This year, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Awards–honoring the outstanding nonfiction work produced on a freelance basis during the past year–are being presented online. One category will be reported each day for 23 days on ASJA’s website, ASJA’s Facebook page, on Twitter @ASJAhq, and on Instagram @ASJAhq, giving members more time to read each piece… View Article

The Old Drift, by Namwali Serpell

Los Angeles Times : Book Prizes Winners Announced

04/17/2020 | 12:01pm EDT Winning authors share brief video acceptance speeches on Twitter The 40th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded today on The Times’ Books Twitter feed. The literary awards continue to champion new voices and celebrate the highest quality of writing from authors at all stages of their careers. Following each prize announcement, a… View Article

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