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From the Editor in Chief: Why the Spoonie Authors Network is still on the Twitters
Activism and Advocacy / Social media

From the Editor in Chief: Why the Spoonie Authors Network is still on the Twitters

Because of That Person with the Sink, there was a huge exodus from Twitter over the course of 2022. And, yeah, I totally understand that. I’d also quickly created other author accounts on social media in case the birdsite burst into microns. But when a lot of people left last year—and believe me, I have … Continue reading

Fat Studies and Body Celebration: An Interview with Derek Newman-Stille
Activism and Advocacy / body celebration

Fat Studies and Body Celebration: An Interview with Derek Newman-Stille

Editor’s note and disclaimer: For our first post of 2023, I’m so excited to bring you this interview with Derek Newman-Stille, a professor at Trent University in the field of Disability Studies who has also taught a class in Fat Studies. For many of us Spoonies, our weight is often brought up, sometimes as a … Continue reading

New event! The [RE]LAUNCHPAD book launch, January 15, 2023!
Activism and Advocacy / book launch / Books/Anthologies / Events

New event! The [RE]LAUNCHPAD book launch, January 15, 2023!

When: Sunday January 15, 2023 at 2:30pm EST Register through Eventbrite as of December 1, 2022! Tickets are limited! We’re so thrilled to be piloting this new initiative where we will offer a virtual space for disabled creatives to launch or relaunch their works! Our goal is to feature only small press or indie authors … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Beverly Bambury, Publicist
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Beverly Bambury, Publicist

Editor’s note: We thought it would be useful to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Beverly Bambury answers some of our questions about publicity and marketing! SpAN: Can you describe the services you offer?Beverly B: I do publicity and … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Robert Kingett, Audio Description Writing Services, Accessibility and Usability Consulting, Sensitivity Editing for Blind and Visually Impaired Characters
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Robert Kingett, Audio Description Writing Services, Accessibility and Usability Consulting, Sensitivity Editing for Blind and Visually Impaired Characters

Editor’s note: We thought it would be useful to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Robert Kingett answers some of our questions about user accessibility and representation of Blind characters in fiction! SpAN Editor: Can you describe the services … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Dianna Gunn, Marketing Mentor and Consultant
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Dianna Gunn, Marketing Mentor and Consultant

Editor’s note: We thought it would be useful to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Dianna Gunn answers some of our questions about marketing and branding! SpAN: Can you describe the services you offer? Dianna G: I offer a … Continue reading

Publishing Professionals: Éric Desmarais, Book Layout Designer
Publishing Professionals

Publishing Professionals: Éric Desmarais, Book Layout Designer

Editor’s note: We thought it would be good to feature publishing professionals who manage spoons! You can also check out our Writing Resources menu for more tips and consultants! This week, Éric Desmarais answers some of our questions about being a book layout designer! SpAN: Can you describe the services you offer? Éric D: I … Continue reading