“Books are dead,” so declares Elle Griffin, a journalist and debut writer who is preparing to serialise her first novel via a Substack newsletter. Not sure what Substack is, or why you’d publish a book via a newsletter? Disagree (or agree!) about the fate of books? Curious about whether serialised storytelling and publishing might be for you? Simon chats with Elle about emerging new (and returning!) forms and how they relate to traditional and self-publishing.

Meanwhile, Steph and Simon discuss the new Creative Writing Online courses and the revealed 2021 line-up for the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival.

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Lots of useful links this week:

Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/3G39dRW

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival: https://noirwich.co.uk/

Creative Writing Online courses: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/creative-writing-online/

Check out Elle’s newsletter: https://ellegriffin.substack.com/

Simon’s newsletter: https://simonkjones.substack.com/

This is Buttondown: https://buttondown.email/

Music by Bennet Maples.