Letters to the Editor - June-July 2015

Reviewed by
June-July 2015, no. 372

Letters to the Editor - June-July 2015

Reviewed by
June-July 2015, no. 372

LEADING THE CHARGE

Dear Editor,

It was welcome indeed to read your editorial setting out Australian Book Review’s full-throated support for the proper payment of young writers (May 2015). In the current economic climate, forging a literary career is extremely difficult. Cuts to universities and books pages have diminished opportunities for young writers, like myself, to work full-time in literature. Egregiously, some major commercial news outlets exploit writers by publishing their work for free (or near as dammit), in exchange for the much-needed byline. Unpaid internships are another gloomy reality. All of this risks our professional literary life being reserved for the rich.

From the New Issue

Leave a comment

If you are an ABR subscriber, you will need to sign in to post a comment.

If you have forgotten your sign in details, or if you receive an error message when trying to submit your comment, please email your comment (and the name of the article to which it relates) to ABR Comments. We will review your comment and, subject to approval, we will post it under your name.

Please note that all comments must be approved by ABR and comply with our Terms & Conditions.