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Jacqueline Lipton

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Jacqui Lipton, LL.B., M.F.A., Ph.D., is an attorney, law professor, literary agent, and sometimes an author. She has a particular passion for young adult and children’s books, as well as romance and sci-fi. She is a member of RWA, AWP and SCBWI. She loves to blog about books, writing, and legal and business issues facing creative artists. She writes regular columns for the SCBWI Bulletin (Legally Bookish), Luna Station Quarterly (On the Books), Catapult Community Page (Legally Speaking), Savvy Authors, and Authors Alliance. She is a frequent presenter on legal issues for authors and artists at writing conferences and organizations around the country as well as teaching fiction and nonfiction courses both online and face-to-face for organizations including Savvy Authors, the William N. Skirball Writer’s Center, the Writing Barn, UGotClass, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Jacqui’s latest book, Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers (University of California Press, 2020) is an attempt to demystify the major legal challenges writers may face in their publishing careers.

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