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Detroit's New "Writers Residency"

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

As part of a plan to revitalize Detroit’s literary community, the nonprofit Write a House will begin awarding writers with refurbished houses in the Motor City this fall.

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Poet Lore Still Going Strong at 125

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

The oldest continuously published poetry journal in the country celebrates a landmark anniversary in September.

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McCabe on the Rona Jaffe Awards

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

The director of the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Awards discusses the program’s twenty-year effort to support emerging women writers.

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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

by Steve Almond

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 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 Jess Row’s Your Face in Mine and Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory, 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 8.20.14

September/October 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 Parnassus, FIELD, Conduit, Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose, and Southern Humanities Review.

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Small Press Points: Mongrel Empire Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Mongrel Empire Press, an independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction based in Norman, Oklahoma, recently reopened to submissions following a two-year hiatus.

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The Written Image: Matthea Harvey’s If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

Harvey’s newest collection from Graywolf Press—which features the author’s visual art alongside new poetry—reveals both her visual and verbal imaginings.  

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0s&1s Reinvents E-book Publishing

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

As a digital publisher and distributor of e-books from small presses like Black Balloon, Curbside Splendor, and Tin House Books, 0s&1s Novels is reinventing how authors are paid for electronic material.

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Living Room: A Profile of Sam Savage

by Kevin Larimer

Feature

Posted 7.21.14

September/October 2011

Sam Savage wrote for decades and eventually gave up completely before his debut novel was published when he was sixty-five. Now he’s an international best-selling author with a third novel, Glass, published by Coffee House Press, and one simple message for all of us: Art can save you.

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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.

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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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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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