The Guild advocates for authors on issues of copyright, fair contracts, free speech and tax fairness, and has initiated lawsuits in defense of authors’ rights, where necessary. It represents authors on the Hill, in state legislatures, and in government agencies. Recently, it has fought in several major court battles to protect authors’ copyrights, including its lawsuits against Google Books and HathiTrust, and it has worked to establish fair royalty rates for both e-books and print books.

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Ducts is a free, community-supported magazine published at We produce two issues a year, in December and June. Founded in 1999, we’re proud of our decade-plus history in the world of online literary journals, and of our free, New York City reading series Trumpet Fiction

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New York Writers Resources is the parent corporation of New York Writers Workshop, a collective of writers and teachers working in New York City and elsewhere, Ducts, a literary webzine, and Greenpoint Press, an independent publishing house devoted to quality non-fiction.


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