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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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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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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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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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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 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 Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters and Maria Venegas’s Bulletproof Vest, 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 6.18.14

July/August 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 Osiris, Two Lines, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Literary Review, and Stonecutter.

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Atavist Books Puts Digital First

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

A new digital-first publisher launched in March of this year with the novella Sleep Donation by best-selling author Karen Russell, signaling a new benchmark in digital literature’s continued march toward prominence.

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A Safe Space for Veteran Writers

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Ron Capps’s Washington, D.C.–based Veterans Writing Project helps military veterans and their families begin to heal through writing workshops around the country.

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Small Press Points: Augury Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Augury Books, an independent poetry press based in New York City that recently expanded to include story collections and nonfiction books to its catalogue.

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A New Home for Defunct Journals

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the online journal Literary Orphans, launches the Rookery, a permanent home for recently shuttered literary magazines whose content would otherwise be lost.  

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