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Where Have All Our Brave Eds Gone single work   essay  
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'Many of the articles I have read in The Author over the past few years have been by struggling writers trying to get established. Not unnaturally, many of them complain bitterly at the treatment they receive at the hands of editors and publishers. I have no quarrel with these complaints for most of them are, I am sure, wholly justified. What I do quarrel with is the implied, sometimes stated assumption that those of us who have managed to become established writers find it any easier to cope with the general level of incompetence, inefficiency, ineptitude and downright lack of consideration which one encounters in one's dealings with the 'intermediaries' between one's work and its final purchaser.'  (Introduction)


  • Editor's note: Alexander Cade' is the pseudonym used by a South Australian novelist and playwright when 'uttering'on publishing matters. 

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    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 50 no. 2 2018 15356073 2018 periodical issue

    'In October 1962, the inaugural meeting of the proposed Society of Authors was held, to end the present feudal state of the Australian writer' and address the issues of 'poor and variable anthology fees, the need for standard contracts and the position regarding copyright' (Dal Stivens. foundation president). Broadside, the first journal of the Australian Society of Authors, began in September 1963 as a 'medium of information and opinion', and fulfilled that role until the last edition was published in July 1968 to make way for the launch of The Australian Author in 1969. This magazine was never intended as a literary puma\ and, as a result, did not meet the funding criteria of the time. Rather, its purpose was to 'concentrate attention on the defence of literary property—the writer's business (Stephany Steggall, Status and Sugar, 2013), which is exactly what it did for the next 50 years. ' (Publication summary)

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