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Fractures Through Time: Our Eleventh Annual Look at Debut Poets

by Dana Isokawa

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

Our eleventh annual Debut Poets roundup highlights ten of the most exciting and inspiring first books of poetry published in 2015.

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Small Press Points: Forest Avenue Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Portland, Oregon–based Forest Avenue Press, a boutique house that publishes just three titles per year, all focusing on “a desire to investigate a subject and to bear witness.”

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AAWW Continues the Conversation

by Arvin Temkar

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

The Asian American Writers Workshop rings in its twenty-fifth year at the forefront of the movement to diversify the publishing industry, and to provide advocacy, education, opportunity, and visibility to Asian American poets and writers.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

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 the Freeman’s, Verse, Masters Review, and Ploughshares.

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Tracking Submission Managers

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

With submission managers like Submittable transforming the ways in which writers submit their work to publications, new online offerings like Literistic are streamlining the process even further. But could the shift to digital-only submissions have a negative impact on the culture of publishing?

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Q&A: Saeed Jones Feeds the Buzz

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

BuzzFeed’s newly minted executive editor of culture discusses his new position at the media company, and his goals for the recently launched BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship.

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The Written Image: Visualization of Narrative Structure

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

In their analysis of three classic texts, two UC Berkeley Neuroscience PhD candidates created an interactive visualization of the emotional relationships between each book’s cast of characters.

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Calling Ishmael

by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

With an app, a website, and a fleet of rotary-style pay phones, the new interactive project Call Me Ishmael allows readers and book lovers to call the fabled sailor and leave him personal messages about their favorite books.  

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Reviewers & Critics: Michael Schaub

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

The latest installment of Reviewers & Critics features Michael Schaub, an incisive—and hilarious—literary critic and former Bookslut contributor.

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Catapult Launches More Than Books

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Catapult, a new literary venture that launched in September, is working to provide resources for writers at every stage of their career—from workshops to self-publishing platforms to traditionally published books—in an effort to create an online community that “conceptually mirrors the ecosystem in which writers and creatives exist right now.”

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