Educational Writers Group
On joining the Society, educational writers automatically become members of the EWG. They are sent a copy of the Educational Writing and Publishing Guidelines, and thereafter receive all EWG mailings.
Nationally the group operates primarily through three or four well-posted annual meetings. Two of these, the AGM (autumn) and the Summer Seminar, feature guest speakers from the worlds of publishing, education and the media whose short papers on topics of current interest form the basis for further discussion.
The other two regular events are a forum, in January, where members can meet informally to discuss matters of common interest, and a party, at which educational writers and their friends, colleagues and guests meet in a convivial atmosphere to swap stories, make contacts and generally enjoy themselves in pleasant company.
The EWG is run by an elected committee and a professional secretary from the Society. The committee welcomes feedback from members on professional issues and sees that relevant information is passed on to other members of the Group. The committee also welcomes members’ comments and feedback about EWG events, or suggestions of topics for future meetings.
New Award for Educational Writing – £2,000
The Society of Authors is instigating a new award for educational writing, to be sponsored by the ALCS.
The award will be given to an outstanding example of traditionally published non-fiction that enhances teaching and learning. The idea is to celebrate books that encourage students to read widely and build up an understanding of the subject, rather than only mirroring examination specifications.
The deadline for entries is 31st May. The award this year will be for books published during 2006 and 2007 for the 12-18 age group.
Download the entry form, which includes criteria for entry and contact details.
If you have any books that are eligible, please pass a copy of the form to your editor so that he or she can be sure they are submitted.