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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 Author Experiences of Researching, Writing and Marketing Climate Fiction
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'There is a growing body of literature that studies the emotional impact of engaging regularly with climate change in a professional capacity, with a particular focus on climate scientists and activists. However, the experience of climate fiction writers is yet to be investigated, despite the many years such writers must spend deeply focusing on the issue. This project fills this gap by interviewing 16 Australian and New Zealand writers of climate fiction, focusing on how the different stages of the publishing cycle – research, writing and marketing – affected their wellbeing. While there was a diversity of experiences, we have identified a number of trends. Despite some confronting moments, the research and writing phases represented a positive experience, with writers gaining a sense of control and purpose in the face of the immense climate change problem. For many writers, though, the post-publication phase produced more difficult emotions, including feelings of guilt over inaction in the face of the crisis, frustration at reader responses, and the pressure of being construed as climate change experts in interviews and at festival events.' (Publication abstract) 

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    y separately published work icon TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs vol. 27 no. 2 October 2023 27243388 2023 periodical issue 'This edition of TEXT marks the first in the journal’s twenty-seven-year history without Managing Editor, and formerly General Editor, Professor Nigel Krauth, at the helm. Nigel co- founded TEXT alongside Tess Brady in 1997. Earlier this year he announced his intention to step down from the role due to illness, and in this editorial we want to acknowledge his extraordinary leadership and vision.'   (Publication summary) 2023
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