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2018 was meant to be the ‘year of publishing women’. How did it go?

2018 was meant to be the ‘year of publishing women’. How did it go?

There's been "a slow upward trend towards equality” in the world of publishing. But are we still in need of radical change?

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What we're reading this weekend: confessions of an Instagram influencer, the psychology behind catcalling, literary awards' hidden costs, how Silicon Valley spreads its bland aesthetic, and chatting to a former editor of the OED.

Don’t ask, don’t tell: my year of non-disclosure agreements

Don’t ask, don’t tell: my year of non-disclosure agreements

After a string of literary rejections, Murray Middleton wins one of Australia's most prestigious literary awards -- and isn't allowed to tell anybody about it.

Can Gerard Henderson judge PM’s Literary Awards fairly?

Can Gerard Henderson judge PM’s Literary Awards fairly?

Gerard Henderson is a well-documented ideological warrior -- can he put politics aside to judge the Prime Minister's Literary Awards? Chris Feik, publisher of Black Inc, and Morry Schwartz, director of Schwartz Media, are suggesting a way to keep the judging process transparent.

How Stella got her groove: the story behind our newest lit prize

How Stella got her groove: the story behind our newest lit prize

Last night the first winner of the Stella Prize, a new award for Australian women writers, was announced. How did the founders create a $50,000 award in just two years?