Author Jilly Cooper has said that literary fiction should not receive state support, arguing instead that the money would be better spent on the declining... Read more
Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford's new literary agency, The Good Agency, dedicated to championing under-represented voices in publishing, is receiving a grant for over half a million pounds from Arts Council... Read more
Arts Council England’s report into the crisis in literary fiction should serve as a "wake up call" to the industry which needs to "radically rethink" how it presents the genre,... Read more
New research from Arts Council England has explored the “important contribution” public libraries make to the well-being of older people.
Northern indie publishers will benefit from a boost in funding from Arts Council England over the next four years after the organisation announced a “significant... Read more
Four independent publishers have come together to form the Northern Fiction Alliance, a cohort assembled to showcase the output of northern indie presses to the... Read more
The department for media, culture and sport is to appoint a new chair of Arts Council England when Sir Peter Bazalgette ends his term next... Read more
Arts Council England deputy chief executive, Althea Efunshile, will step down from her role in October 2016.
A Scarborough-based independent publisher has won nearly £50,000 grant from the Arts Council England (ACE) Valley Press, which publishes 12 titles a year across poetry,... Read more
Quality Writing for All, a campaign to support low-income writers, with a focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled communities, will be officially... Read more