New legal service for writers and illustrators

Authors Legal is a new service that will provide legal advice on publishing matters.

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has recently announced the launch of Authors Legal, a new non-profit law firm that will offer low-cost legal advice for ASA members.

Designed for writers and illustrators at any stage of their careers and headed by Managing Lawyer and Director Victoria Chylek, the service seeks to provide assistance on contractual matters, in particular:

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on