In this interview with Caroline Oakley, we learn about how Honno, the only Welsh women’s press, has succeeded in publishing a continual stream of titles by women over the last thirty years. Caroline, whose career in publishing has included work with Ian Rankin, Michael Moorcock, Tricia Sullivan and Thorne Moore, also provides some insight into how Honno works with its writers.
Laurie Garrison makes sure we’re all aware of the most common (and most galling?) statements made to women writers by sexism deniers. She shows why they’re unfounded and untrue and proposes that we use the online world to show the publishing industry how much we want to read books by women about women.
In this guest post, Jacqueline Saville describes how her native West Yorkshire and other areas of Northern England have influenced her writing. She muses on the use of accents, the trope of the angry working man as well as ways of evoking northern-ness in characters without designating their setting.
In this guest post, Claire Patel-Campbell describes how she drew on childhood memories of Wisconsin to create a setting for her novel that explores the dark underside of the supposedly most innocent of places: small town Wisconsin. Claire’s novel Abernathy is crowdfunding at Unbound, where you can make a pledge to see it published.