I’ve interviewed syndicate folks before – when I wrote this profile of syndicated cartoonist and Chagrin Falls resident, Jenny Campbell (her Wikipedia entry seems to have borrowed very generously from my original copy, good thing I really love Jenny). It is next to impossible to become syndicated by the biggies, and there are not a lot of biggies out there in the first place. So, being asked to join a syndicate? Something that happens to even fewer people.
Connie Schultz will bring her Pulitzer Prize-winning column to Creators Syndicate next month, while continuing to be distributed by Newhouse News Service.
“I’m not leaving Newhouse,” The Plain Dealer of Cleveland staffer told E&P this morning. “They own The Plain Dealer, and they’ll still circulate me on their list. Creators allows me to cast a much wider net.”
Schultz, whose first column for Creators will be her June 12 piece, said syndicate President Rick Newcombe called her in February and “made a convincing pitch.” That was soon after Schultz returned from an 11-month sabbatical she took to help with the ultimately successful U.S. Senate campaign of her husband, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
Her book, …and His Lovely Wife, comes out June 19.