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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

“I wasn’t going to begin again, having stopped, apparently, and started up again, foolishly, too many times already, attempting to write about my family and Spring Hope and myself there with them and later there without them.” It Will End With Us (Coffee House Press, November 2014) by Sam Savage. Fifth book, novel. Agent: None. Editor: Chris Fischbach. Publicist: Stacie Williams. More

Small Press Points: Tavern Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Portland, Oregon–based Tavern Books, which publishes original, translated, and reprinted poetry, as well as the Honest Pint, a unique take on the literary journal.

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An Old Press Renews Its Mission

by Melissa Faliveno

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Recent restructuring at Alice James Books has allowed the forty-year-old press to strengthen its commitment to supporting the work of women poets.

 

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Libraries Navigate Digital Lending

by Mira Ptacin

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.

 

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All About Skin Resists Singular Story

by Syreeta McFadden

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

A new anthology of short fiction from the University of Wisconsin Press explores the breadth of stories that women of color have to tell.

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features the American Reader, the Atlas ReviewApogeeSlice, and Parcel.

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Lisa Lucas Looks to Guernica’s Future

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The New York City–based art and politics magazine rings in its second decade with its first paid staff position and the launch of a print anthology.

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Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

More

Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

More

Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

More