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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 Human Library's Many Books

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A Danish organization challenges library patrons worldwide to confront prejudices and change perspectives through conversations with “human books.”

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Byliner Brings Binge Culture to Books

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A digital publisher reinvents itself as a library of short-form works.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 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 Glimmer Train, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, NOON, One Story, and One Teen Story.

 

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 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 Lydia Davis’s Can’t and Won’t and Porochista Khakpour’s The Last Illusion, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Q&A: Benka Banks on Academy's Brand

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

The executive director of the Academy of American Poets discusses the forthcoming rebranding of its website, poets.org, in celebration of the organization’s eightieth anniversary.

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Widbook Widens the Writing Network

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A start-up based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, aims to change the face of digital publishing through a writing-based social media tool.

 

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Small Press Points: Barrelhouse Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Barrelhouse Books, a newly founded independent press launched by the editors of Barrelhouse magazine.

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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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The Written Image: A Bintel Brief

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A new graphic memoir by Liana Finck illustrates real letters sent to Abraham Cahan, the late editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper the Forward.    

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