Arizona Writing Bill 5

A law capping independent novelist submissions in Arizona is under fire by some writers. Arizona’s Writing Bill 5, which sets a cap of 10 novels per year per »putative employer« was created to prevent gig publisher workers like Pearson authors from being misclassified as contractors. However, free writers and others argued that their art works differently and that the law could force them out of business. The bill’s author, Lorena Wehlimez, reacted.