Budding young journalists wanted!


ALCS has launched the 2015 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shadowing Competition for students and this year is asking budding young journalists to tell us: "What reading means to me!"

Members' Poll - please complete to ensure your income is preserved!


Over the past few months we have been asking Members to complete a short poll regarding Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) which will affect decisions made to protect your copyright. If you have not yet completed the poll, we would be grateful if you would do so, thereby helping us to gather this important feedback.

New agreement between the CLA and SyndiGate sees boost to CLA repertoire


The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has announced an agreement with news aggregator SyndiGate, which will see the addition of 1,000 online news services and blog sites to the CLA repertoire.


Copyright Licensing Agency agrees copyright arrangement with Department for Education


A "cost saving" new copyright arrangement has been made between the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and the Department for Education.

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SAA unveils second Authors' Rights and Remuneration White Paper


The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) which represents over 120,000 screenwriters and directors in 18 European countries, has unveiled the second edition of its white paper: Audiovisual Authors' Rights and Remuneration in Europe.


Wise Up to Copyright: a writers' guide


ALCS has developed a new guide to help writers navigate the minefield that is copyright in the 21st century.


Writing the Future: Black and Asian Writers and Publishers in the UK Market Place


The London Book Fair was the venue for the launch of Writing the Future, writer development agency Spread the Word's report on the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers and professionals in the publishing industry. 

ALCS Support and Sponsorship Fund 2015


In 2015, ALCS is once again providing support to a number of organisations through its Support and Sponsorship Fund to enable their projects, ideas and campaigns to come to fruition.


Kathy Settle appointed CEO of the Leadership for Libraries task force


Kathy Settle, currently Director for Digital Policy and Departmental Engagement in the Government Digital Service (GDS), has been officially appointed as Chief Executive of the newly formed Leadership for Libraries task force, recommended by last year's Sieghart Report.

ALCS proud to sponsor Guild of Health Writers event


ALCS was proud to sponsor a recent Guild of Health Writers event, aimed at helping their members get their ideas and books published.The event tackled the subjects of working with a publisher, self-publishing, agents, fees and contracts.