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Sharing Louisville’s Untold Stories

by Adrienne Raphel

News and Trends

Posted 12.14.16

January/February 2017

The Louisville Story Program, a nonprofit dedicated to publishing unheard voices in Louisville, Kentucky, focuses on book projects in which community members tell their stories. Their latest project, We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications From the Kentucky School for the Blind, features essays from seven visually impaired teenagers.

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Q&A: John Freeman Reimagines the Journal

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

John Freeman, founder and editor of the new biannual Freeman’s, discusses his goals for the journal, including durability, an international focus, expansive themes, and superlative storytelling.

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Literary MagNet

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

Literary MagNet highlights an author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features poet Paisley Rekdal, who takes us through five journals that first published poems appearing in her forthcoming collection, Imaginary Vessels.

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Writing Programs That Fit the Form

by Christine Koubek

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

At community writing centers across the country, new workshop models offer sustained support for writers undertaking book-length projects, including novels and memoirs, satisfying a demand left unmet by MFA programs and shorter-term writing courses.

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Small Press Points: Stalking Horse Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

For every book sold by Stalking Horse Press (stalkinghorsepress.com), a portion of the proceeds will go to a charitable organization of the author’s choosing. “The press itself is disinterested in money,” says James Reich, the founder and publisher of the Santa Fe, New Mexico–based press. “I want to publish interesting books and to help people at the same time.”

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The Shakespeare Sonnet Project

by Maya C. Popa

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

The New York Shakespeare Exchange is working with filmmakers and directors to produce collaborative video adaptations of Shakespeare’s sonnets, bringing the Bard’s timeless poems to a new audience.

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Lit Mag Gives Voice to Homeless

by Adrienne Raphel

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

Now in its fifth year, the Pilgrim features original writing from members of Boston’s homeless community, who come together on a weekly basis to share their stories, hone their craft, and support each other’s personal and literary growth.

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Agents & Editors: Rob Spillman

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

Editor Rob Spillman talks Tin House—the magazine, the books, the summer workshop—and the pleasures, perils, and surprises of independent publishing.

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Nine New Lit Mags You Need to Read

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

The next generation of literary journals—including these nine new publications, all founded within the past two years—is bringing new voices and editorial visions to a traditional form.

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The Written Image: The African Svelte

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.12.16

November/December 2016

Writer and editor Daniel Menaker compiles over one hundred amusing verbal blunders in his new book, The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.

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