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Hen&ink is a literary studio that aims to work in the traditional publishing arena, but also to encourage and develop work across cultural borders, genres, and media.

Hen&ink founder, Erzsi Deàk, brings her nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, connecting individuals and companies with those around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself.

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News from the Coop

Bridget Marzo Live with Tiz & Ott at the Tate Britain

April 1, 2016

Check out this delightful video of a wonderful reading and workshop with author-illustrator Bridget Marzo at the Tate Britain.

Thank you to all you brave writers and illustrators!

March 5, 2016

Open Coop First Friday for March has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who submitted middle-grade and illustration work. … Continue reading Thank you to all you brave writers and illustrators!

Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

Thank you to all you brave writers and illustrators!

March 5, 2016 | by Erzsi Deak

Open Coop First Friday for March has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who submitted middle-grade and illustration work. … Continue reading Thank you to all you brave writers and illustrators!

OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

February 2, 2016 | by Erzsi Deak

Shut the door!  OPEN COOP DAY Announcing Open Coop First Fridays FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT, Pacific Standard Time (PST) Contemporary … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

The Objective Writer: Managing Character Expectation

March 28, 2015 | by J.M. Lee

Trying to catch up on beta-reading this week. Thinking about writing formulas again. This time, specifically in regard to introducing … Continue reading The Objective Writer: Managing Character Expectation

A Moment of Kindness, or that pivotal moment that keeps the reader reading

January 15, 2015 | by Erzsi Deak

This is a short note about empathy. Character empathy. I see a lot of texts where a character (primary and … Continue reading A Moment of Kindness, or that pivotal moment that keeps the reader reading