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publishing news

As part of a new ongoing section of Write Naked (Publishing News), I’ve compiled statuses that were popular and that you may have missed from my Facebook and Twitter updates. As 2013 comes to an end, here’s what’s been happening the past few weeks:

The American Society of Journalists & Authors Annual Writers Conference is just four months away! Mark your calendars for April 24-26 in New York City and I will see you there. Check out Twitter #ASJA2014 for more scoop. Read my post on last year’s writers conference.

JD Salinger’s never-before-released stories leaked online. They were only available for a short time before they were pulled down. Fortunately, I was able to read all three. If there is ever an opportunity to read them–do it! My favorite was “Paula.” In complete universe serendipity, the stories surfaced just a few days after I watched the documentary of Salinger’s life for the first time.

An anonymous script reader on Reddit (under the handle “profound_whatever”) posted this fantastic infographic showcasing the characteristics of the screenplays they review. Apparently this reviewer is legit, one of the scripts he or she was hired to critique has moved to production: Ron Howard’s Rush.

Hundreds of authors, such as Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan to name a few, are making moves toward establishing an International Bill of Digital Rights.