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Agents & Editors: Jennifer Joel

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant and Reif Larsen’s I Am Radar, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

 

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

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 Zoetrope: All-Story, Tweed’s Magazine of Literature & Art, the Normal School, Caketrain, and Irish Pages.

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Small Press Points: Fig Tree Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Bedford, New York­–based Fig Tree Books, which seeks to support the voices of American Jewish authors, publishing both new titles and rereleases of out-of-print works.

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Lambda's San Diego School Initiative

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

In the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program’s first district-wide partnership, Lambda Literary teams up with the second largest school district in California to bring LGBTQ books and authors to students.

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Grotz Leads Bread Loaf Translators

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

The director of Bread Loaf’s new Translators’ Conferences talks about how the conference came about, what shape it will take, and what it means to be a translator in today’s literary culture.

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Kundiman Expands to Fiction

by Ryan Lee Wong

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Kundiman, the New York City–based organization that hosts a prestigious annual retreat for Asian American poets, celebrates its ten-year anniversary by launching its inaugural fiction retreat this spring.

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The Written Image: Jennifer Collier

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

UK artist Jennifer Collier uses repurposed books and papers to sculpt an array of art objects inspired by the very materials used to create them—from stilettos made from the pages of Little Women to gloves fashioned from the illustrated text of Alice in Wonderland—each finished project a reflection of the written words from which it’s made.

 

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Reviewers & Critics: Roxane Gay

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

The second installment of Reviewers & Critics features longtime book critic and culture essayist Roxane Gay, a true powerhouse in literary circles.

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The Telling Room

by Joshua Bodwell

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

The increasing success and growth of a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine,­ reflects the incredible importance of storytelling in the lives of youths.

 

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