Michael C. Donaldson

Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles–based entertainment attorney who has been dubbed the “‘legal Obi Wan Kenobi’ and fair use guru of the documentary film set” by the American Bar Association. His award-winning books have been translated into 11 languages. They include Clearance & Copyright, a standard industry reference book; The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking, written with his law partner Lisa Callif; and Negotiating for Dummies. Michael’s recent article “Refuge from the Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor for Non-Fiction Works” appeared in the Spring 2012 Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA.


The Letters of Learned Hand

FOR ANYONE INTERESTED in 20th century American history, Constance Jordan’s collection of Judge Learned Hand’s personal letters ...

The Letters of Learned Hand
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Tomás Rivera Book PrizeSubmit your manuscript to be entered to win

Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

AWARD: $1,000 prize, publication of manuscript by LARB Libros, and ten copies. Additionally, winner will receive a stipend to assist with travel to Southern California for a reading and book signing at UC Riverside during Writers Week.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. Apply via Submittable Here.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.