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Note: Prepared on behalf of the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney; with additional research by Jacinta van den Berg.
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 A Case for Literature: The Effectiveness of Subsidies to Australian Publishers, 1995-2005
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This report presents the findings of a research project that examined the effectiveness, both critical and financial, of Literature Board subsidies to Australian publishers over the ten years 1995-2005. Individual interviews were conducted with eighteen prominent publishers and commissioning editors who were active in the period in Australian-based publishing companies. Detailed case studies were prepared of sixteen books that were assisted into publication by publishing subsidies. The case studies include titles in all literary genres - fiction, poetry, short fiction, non-fiction (including life writing and the essay) and the literary anthology. Some were significant as prizewinners, some as bestsellers; some were socially or culturally significant. The report offers a number of recommendations arising from the research.

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A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 February 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news. Discusses the case for publishing subsidies and the release of the Australia Council for the Arts document 'A Case for Literature'.
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 February 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news. Discusses the case for publishing subsidies and the release of the Australia Council for the Arts document 'A Case for Literature'.
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