Philip Jones addresses Lionel Shriver's comments about Penguin Random House's diversity drive and the rise of morality clauses in author contracts.
Hilary Mantel will lead the judging panel of the Mslexia Novel Competition, the first time she has judged such a contest for almost two decades. ... Read more
Amanda Craig has been dropped as a competition judge by women’s writing magazine Mslexia over her signing of a letter to the Times in defence of J K... Read more
This week's pictures round-up features James Patterson at the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival and the premiere of the new Horrible Histories movie.... Read more
The Arts Council-funded Northern Publishers Network is looking to continue the work done by the Northern Fiction Alliance to raise the profile of publishers and... Read more
Mslexia, the magazine for women writers, has appointed a panel of Leone Ross and Sunny Singh to judge its Short Story Competition to replace Lionel... Read more
Women’s writing magazine Mslexia has removed Lionel Shriver as a competition judge following the author’s controversial statements on diversity in publishing.... Read more
Quercus has acquired a debut novel, the winner of the Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition 2015.