Self-Publishing Platforms: Women’s Playground or Last Resort?

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Literary publishing is a notoriously cutthroat business. The industry is alarmingly subjective and there are an increasing number of books published each year, making it more difficult than ever to cut through the clutter.

Vagina Chronicles Podcast:  “Until It’s Just About The Art”: An Interview with Janice Sands

| In the Media | Written by : Vagina Chronicles Podcast  |

In this exciting episode of Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we are thrilled to share an incredible opportunity with our listeners who are (or are aspiring to be) professional female artists and writers. We interviewed the Executive Director, Janice Sands, of a 120 year-old nonprofit that intends to facilitate some pretty incredible opportunities for female artists “until it’s just about the art.”

Curator Spotlight:  Carey Salerno, executive editor of Alice James Books

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Carey shares what she has learned throughout her career in publishing and her experience as a poet and a writer. Read on for both installments of our conversation, including Carey’s thoughts on diversity, e-publishing, and challenges that exist in the industry.

Curator Spotlight:  Kate Angus, founding editor of Augury Books

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Kate Angus selected two of our inaugural publications. Here are some of Kate's insights into the need for publishers to support diverse voices, how the Internet has impacted the way we read, and how emerging writers can find success (hint: keep writing!).

Curator Spotlight:  Joni Evans, Founding Member and CEO of

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Pen and Brush is fortunate enough to have Joni as part of the first group of Literary Arts Curators. In a recent conversation with Joni, she shared some important insights into the evolving literary landscape, and how authors, agents and publishers can adapt.