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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Agent, Writer, Editor (Reflections From Someone Who’s Been All Three)

by Betsy Lerner

Special Section

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.

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Anatomy of Awards: The Numbers Behind Grants & Awards

by Melissa Faliveno and Tara Jayakar

Special Section

Posted 4.19.16

May/June 2016

As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings, highlighting the total amount of prize money given each year, the average cost of entry, types of sponsoring organizations, and more.

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Small Press Points: Rescue Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Midwest-based Rescue Press, a publishing house that’s championing fluidity of form in literature.

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Writers on Books That Left a Mark

by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

From Stephen King’s The Body to Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Ig Publishing’s new Bookmarked series offers short personal narratives that explore how a particular work of fiction helped shape a writer’s career.

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Activating Public Space With Books

by Morgan Jerkins

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

Now in its fifth year, the New York City–based Uni Project has installed hundreds of pop-up reading rooms in public spaces, bringing books to underserved communities throughout the city and beyond.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

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 Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel, The Reactive, and Emma Straub’s third novel, Modern Lovers, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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The Written Image: Eda Temucin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

On her Instagram account, German artist Eda Temucin pairs found artwork with book covers, uncovering striking similarities between contemporary visual art and literary design.

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Q&A: ALTA’s Erica Mena Talks Translation

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

The American Literary Translators Association’s executive director discusses the organization’s new administration of the Cliff Becker Book Prize—the only U.S. award that offers publication to a full-length book of poetry translated into English—and the importance of awarding fellowships to emerging translators.

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Recovering the Classics

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

A new project crowdsources redesigned covers for classic works of literature, with the goal of “reviving the canon for a new generation of readers.”

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Literary MagNet

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

The newly revamped Literary MagNet highlights an emerging author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features essayist Angela Morales, whose debut collection, The Girls in My Town, is out in April from University of New Mexico Press; and a selection of print and online journals that first published the essays in her book, including River Teeth, Arts & Letters, 1966, the Baltimore Review, and Literary Mama.

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