The Economic Hardship Reporting Project Gives Writers a Hand

All three authors [Jessica Bruder, Sarah Smarsh, and Stephanie Land] were helped early in their careers by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, founded in 2012 by Barbara Ehrenreich in Washington, D.C., to provide financial assistance to freelance and unemployed journalists, as well as expertise to help them get published in newspapers and magazines. Now the organization wants to ensure that more books by such writers pass through the publishing pipeline. Beginning in 2020, EHRP will award grants to authors in the final stages of working on forthcoming releases dealing with economic insecurity. Grants will be from $2,500 to $7,500 each.

Read the full article in Publisher’s Weekly.

Save An Endangered Species: Journalists

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and "the bible of the book business," is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year.

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