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The panel is called Feminism and Publishing a discussion held at this years first Feminist Writers Festival at the Network Day Friday August the 26th in Melbourne, Australia. ‘Feminist writers need feminist publishers. But not all feminist writing is a manifesto, and not all feminists would agree with it anyway. So how do editors navigate the complexities of publishing as a feminist act? With Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex Press), Zoya Patel (feminartsy) & Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant Egmont)’

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So what is Feminist Publishing/Publishers and what makes them different from the mainstream publishers and publications? And in Australia who are some of those feminist publishers and what kind of things do they promote? How do they include Diversity and why is it important to feminist publishers? What of the past, and what of the future of feminist publishing?

Listen to this ‘live’ podcast to find out, hosted by Stephanie Convery.

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Left to Right: Zoya Patel,Susan Hawthorne and Marisa Pintado.

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Stephanie Convery is a Melbourne based writer and the deputy editor of Overland. Her work has appeared in Overland ,The Guardian,Meanjin, ABC’s The Drum and Kill Your Darlings,The Lifted Brow,The Big Issue and other local and international publications. gingerandhoney.com|@gingerandhoney

Susan Hawthorne is a poet, novelist, political commentator and publisher who has worked in publishing for more than 30 years. She co founded Spinifex Press with Renate Klein and is English language coordinator of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers.Her most recent book is Bibliodiversity:A Manifesto For Independent Publishing.Hawthorne has written numerous articles on feminist publishing and made submissions to government about free trade, copyright and parallel importation restrictions.   susanspoliticalblog.blogspot.com.au|@susanha

Zoya Patel founded online feminist journal Feminartsy in 2014, following four years as editor in chief of Lip. She was highly commended in the Scribe Publishing Non Fiction Prize in 2015, was the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, and was named the 2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year.She is also the inaugural ACT Stella Prize Schools Ambassador. feminartsy.com |@zoyajpatel

Marisa Pintado is the commissioning editor of children’s and YA fiction at Hardie Grant Egmont. She has worked with a variety of emerging, commercially successful and award-winning writers, and recently spent a year in London with Egmont UK’s children’s fiction team. In 2011 she founded the Ampersand Prize for YA and middle-grade debut novels, which has rapidly gained recognition as a leading award for unpublished writers. Before she was a children’s books editor, Marisa was the YA fiction reviewer for the Canberra Times and worked with the Public Libraries Unit at the State Library of Victoria.


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