Freelancing Legislative Update: Understanding the PRO Act

Category: Publishing

Freelancing Legislative Update: Understanding the PRO Act

The House of Representatives passed new legislation February 7th that will go to the Senate for approval if it can get out of committee. The legislation is called the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize). It proposes to amend the Taft-Hartley Act that passed in 1947 that allowed states to opt out of contractor […]

The Story of CWIP’s Roots from First CWIP President Roz Beitler

On the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, it is timely to celebrate a women’s organization that might be compared to, “The Little Engine That Could.” Founded in 1972 and still going strong, Chicago Women in Publishing’s roots defy all expectations of it being so successful.   Its origin began when several female editors at Playboy Magazine wanted to survey […]

Six Questions with Writing Coach Sara Connell

Learn how to get the most out of your online presence, find your target audience, and build an engaged following.

On Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CWIP will welcome author and writing coach Sara Connell at TechNexus, as she leads an interactive workshop on “How to Promote Yourself like a Best-Selling Author.” Through the event, she will help you find your target audience, build a natural and engaged following, and make the […]

Why You Should Attend the CWIP Fall Kickoff

Thursday, September 13, 2018, Career, Events, Guest Blog Post, Motivation, Networking, Publishing
Learn how to spark change in your communities and your lives with Joy’s five easy steps to sparking your flame.

This guest post is courtesy of Kasia Manolas, a writer, marketing manager, and CWIP member since 2015. This year, we’re starting off our year of amazing events with a fall party. Join us for an evening of engaging conversation where you’ll meet writers and publishing experts, and get a swag bag! What is the Fall […]

Lawyers for the Creative Arts Interview with Marci Rolnik Walker

Read Marci Rolnik Walker’s thoughts on LCA’s legal services for artists

Legal Issues in Publishing Q&A: An Interview with Marci Rolnik Walker, Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts Courtesy of poetry editor and CWIP member Carrie Olivia Adams, this guest blog post interview with Marci Rolnik Walker, Legal Director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA), highlights their services, legal changes in the publishing industry, […]

Tiger Stripe Publishing: An Interview with Founder Joy Triche

Learn how Joy Triche created her own independent publishing company for diverse children’s books

Publishing Children’s Books for All: An Interview with Joy Triche, Tiger Stripe Publishing Founder and Publisher Don’t forget that Chicago Women in Publishing’s Fourth Annual Publishing Fair is this Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Roosevelt University (430 South Michigan Avenue). If you have not signed up to attend, there’s still […]

Essentials of Freelance Work: Writing and Editing

Learn how to build your freelance editing business from experienced freelance editors.

As a new year approaches, don’t forget to take stock of your writing and editing aspirations. This guest blog post is courtesy of freelance writer, translator, and educator Nada Sneige Fuleihan. Below she shares useful information on the essentials of freelance work. For all those among us who are taking their first steps in the […]

CWIP’s Mentorship Program: Connecting Leaders and Learners

Saturday, October 14, 2017, Events, Guest Blog Post, Mentorship, Networking, Publishing
Learn more about becoming a CWIP mentor or mentee.

Maybe you underestimate your own abilities to serve as a mentor. You don’t believe you’re enough of a success story to share your insights with others. You don’t have enough time or don’t know how to be a mentor. Chances are, you’re the perfect addition to Chicago Women in Publishing’s Mentorship Program. Join our free […]

CWIP’s August Mixer: Make Publishing Connections that Count

Friday, July 28, 2017, Career, Events, Networking, Publishing
Learn more about the Chicago publishing network at CWIP’s August mixer.

Expand your professional network this summer when you join CWIP for our annual August Mixer. CWIP is partnering with the Chicago Writers Association (CWA) for this social mixer, which is open to members of both organizations, as well as students of the Writer’s Studio at the University of Chicago and those enrolled in the UC […]

2017 CWIP Publishing Fair: Event Recap and Testimonials

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Career, Events, Networking, Publishing, University Press
Networking, socializing and learning about Chicago’s publishing industry at CWIP’s Publishing Fair.

Chicago Women in Publishing’s 2017 Publishing Fair was a great success this year with a wide variety of exhibitors and attendees. Our new location at Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge was much larger than previous years and their catering options were delicious. It was a night of networking, socializing, and gaining resources and exposure for many. […]