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A Safe Space for Veteran Writers

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Ron Capps’s Washington, D.C.–based Veterans Writing Project helps military veterans and their families begin to heal through writing workshops around the country.

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Atavist Books Puts Digital First

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

A new digital-first publisher launched in March of this year with the novella Sleep Donation by best-selling author Karen Russell, signaling a new benchmark in digital literature’s continued march toward prominence.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 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 Osiris, Two Lines, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Literary Review, and Stonecutter.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

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 Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters and Maria Venegas’s Bulletproof Vest, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Small Press Points: Augury Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Augury Books, an independent poetry press based in New York City that recently expanded to include story collections and nonfiction books to its catalogue.

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A New Home for Defunct Journals

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the online journal Literary Orphans, launches the Rookery, a permanent home for recently shuttered literary magazines whose content would otherwise be lost.  

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Agents & Editors: PJ Mark

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

PJ Mark, whose clients include Samantha Hunt, Wayne Koestenbaum, Dinaw Mengestu, Maggie Nelson, Ed Park, and Josh Weil, talks about what writers can do to improve their chances of success, why fiction is harder to sell than nonfiction, and the importance of trusting your heart.

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The Written Image: Not Nothing

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Two forthcoming books from Siglio Press collect the art and writing of Ray Johnson, pop artist and founder of the New York Correspondence School.

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Miss the Hiss of Voices on Vinyl?

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz revive the Calliope Author Readings, their series of original recordings from the 1960s by novelists James Baldwin, Philip Roth, John Updike, and others in their early careers—by converting the original vinyl recordings to digital.

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Agents & Editors: Susan Golomb

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

Susan Golomb, whose clients include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, and William T. Vollmann, talks about the ebb and flow of submission season, the art of the preemptive offer, and the gems she finds in her slush pile.

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