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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 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 Toni Morrison’s Gold Help the Child and Charles Simic’s The Lunatic, 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 4.15.15

May/June 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 Rattle, Poetry International, the Moth, Grain, and Barrelhouse.

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Small Press Points: Civil Coping Mechanisms

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Fairfax, Virginia–based Civil Coping Mechanisms, whose devotion to writing that “doesn’t shy away” is reimagining what it means to cope.

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Writing an Elegy for a Dead World

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Inspired by the works of Shelley, Keats, and Byron, a new video game challenges its players to get creative with writing-based gameplay.

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The Loft Still Flying High at Forty

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature join forces to launch Literary Hub, a new site with an editorial team dedicated to curating the best literature-related writing on the Web.

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A New Hub for Literary Culture

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature join forces to launch Literary Hub, a new site with an editorial team dedicated to curating the best literature-related writing on the Web.

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Anatomy of Awards: A Decade of Writing Contests

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

A breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards section, including the total amount of prize money given each year, the cost of entry, and how writing contests have changed over the past ten years.

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Reviewers & Critics: Ron Charles of the Washington Post

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Ron Charles of the Washington Post and the Totally Hip Video Book Review series gives his insights on the ethical and practical challenges of being a book critic for a major newspaper.

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The Written Image: Home for an Hour

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

In Home for an Hour, an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Adam Moser, writer Jacob Paul, and photographer Sarah Martin, seven couples are given free rein inside Moser’s apartment, while Paul composes stories about how the guests spend their time there.

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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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