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Girl Friendships in YA

Many years ago in university I took a course called Gender & Friendship in Literature, discussing the portrayals of different kinds of friendships in literature. We read books such as Little Women, Huckleberry Finn and Of Mice and Men, and I found it extremely enlightening. We discussed the imbalance of power in friendships at length, and how it seemed rare that two people of the same gender on exactly equal footing could maintain a legitimate […]

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Ask PubCrawl: How to Land an Internship

Last month I answered some questions about how to break into the publishing industry via publishing programs. Since then I’ve received a few more questions about publishing, specifically about internships and freelance opportunities. As always, you can always listen to our podcast episodes, email us, or send us an ask through Tumblr if you have any publishing/writing related questions, and we may answer them in the future! From Linda: As an aspiring Author-Illustrator of a current […]

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Contract Conversations: Red Flags

I’ve written here before about how vital it is to read your publishing contracts. But recent industry dust ups make conversations about contracts more pertinent than ever. An author-friendly contract is imperative for the health of your career, and today I’m here to talk to you about some red flags to look for when reading the first draft of your contract. Contracts are negotiable. If you see any of these warning signs, it’s not necessarily […]

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Ask PubCrawl: Breaking into the Industry

We here at PubCrawl try our best to elucidate different aspects of the industry for you via our posts and podcast, but we are also available to answer questions (as best we can) if you email us or send us an ask through Tumblr. PubCrawl alumna Alex Bracken used to do a feature for us called Ask Alex where she would answer more industry-focused questions, and we’ve gotten a few about publishing programs. From Bev: Hi, I hope I’m directing this […]

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