Yeah. So. Pankhearst. What’s that all about then?
More than anything else, it’s about learning together. Throughout our first year, we’ve learned a lot. Many of our experiences were hard and surprising. Others have been a delight. During our second year, we intend to put those lessons into practice
Our objective is to achieve something with our writing here and now. Banding together like twigs to build something stronger as a group than we could do working alone.
As marvelously good writers we all want agents, bidding wars, movie deals, and crazy Scottish castles. Of course, we do. But the market is changing and no one really knows how it is going to evolve. We have to be flexible. We have to consider that a three month turnaround at an agency and twenty-four months to market at a mainstream publisher is out of step with the speed of the world we’re living in today. We have to understand that the big publishers have less room for new and emerging writers than ever before. We have to attack on more than one front. And we prefer not to do it alone.
So Pankhearst. Faster. Better. Cheaper. A way to write, collaborate, and get ourselves into the market while we continue to hone our talents and wait for our inevitable six figure deal.
The boring but important bit.
Pankhearst welcomes everybody, regardless of age, color, disability, familial or parental status, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and anything else you can think of.
We will admit, however, to a bias against homophobes, misogynists, and Manchester United.