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Agents & Editors: David Gernert

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Literary agent David Gernert discusses the bookstore as a key to our culture, what it's like to work with John Grisham, and how big changes in the industry are affecting authors' incomes.

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Motionpoems Gets Moving

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

A Minneapolis-based collaborative brings poetry to life through a series of animated films.

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How to Make a Life, Maybe Even a Living

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

The Practical Writer

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin looks at how Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe are building a literary life—and a bookstore—in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Anatomy of Awards

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

An in-depth look at the numbers behind the grants and awards given to writers in 2013.

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Scribd, Oyster Crack Open E-Reading

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Two new e-book services, the New York City–based Oyster and San Francisco–based Scribd, introduce a Netflix-like service for the literary set, offering unlimited access to digital libraries by subscription.

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Q&A: Ríos Named Arizona Poet Laureate

by Norah Booth

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

This month poet Alberto Ríos, author most recently of the collection The Dangerous Shirt (Copper Canyon Press, 2009), will be sworn in as the first poet laureate of Arizona.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features YesYes Books, a new poetry press that is paving the way for new forms of multimedia publishing.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 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 1913: A Journal of Forms, Miramar, the Intentional Quarterly, Gigantic Sequins, and China Grove.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 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 Chang-Rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea and Olga Grjasnowa's All Russians Love Birch Trees, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Late December's New Beginning

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

After nearly three decades defunct, December magazine, a journal founded in 1958 that published early work by some of the country's literary greats, makes its revival.

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