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The Miracle of Mentors: From the Hard Life to the Writing Life

by Jay Baron Nicorvo

Special Section

Posted 12.31.13

January/February 2014

After years of personal struggles including drug abuse and run-ins with the law, a poet meditates on the mentors who helped carry him toward the creative life.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

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 Fence, Sleepingfish, PANK, Eleven Eleven, and Hobart.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

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 Daniel Alarcón's At Night We Walk in Circles and Carmen Giménez Smith's Milk and Filth, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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The Written Image: Heart of Darkness

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Visual artist Matt Kish follows up his celebrated Moby-Dick in Pictures with another illustrated classic, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, which will be published in November by Tin House Books.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Midwestern Gothic, a Chicago–based micro press dedicated to publishing new writing by Midwestern writers. 

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Self-Publishing Perspectives: A Successful Author, Agent, and Publisher Discuss the Revolution in Progress

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Self-published author Jennifer Ciotta, literary agent Kristin Nelson, and independent publishing entrepreneur Richard Nash discuss the creative opportunities, challenges, and rewards of self-publishing.

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Q&A: Kate Gale Tends to Red Hen Press

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Kate Gale, the cofounder and managing editor of the Pasadena, California–based Red Hen Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, discusses the press's history, growth, and the keys to its success.

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PDF Poetry Gets the New Heave-Ho

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

The New Heave-Ho, a PDF-only poetry press founded by poet Noel Black, aims to deliver poetry collections to the masses in free and by-donation PDF format.

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Unterberg Center Turns Seventy-Five

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

The Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York City kicks off a season of special events in honor of its seventy-fifth anniversary, starting with an exhibit of rare photos, letters, and ephemera from the center's storied past.

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Live Lit Blows Through the Windy City

by Carrie Neill

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

The live storytelling scene, commonly known as Live Lit, has taken off in Chicago, often boasting more than fifty shows a month in the Windy City.

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