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BinderCon Grows Into Feminist Force

by Sarah M. Seltzer

News and Trends

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

Now in its second year, the BinderCon professional development conference, held biannually in New York and Los Angeles, works to champion and connect women and gender nonconforming writers.

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Small Press Points: Torrey House Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Salt Lake City–based Torrey House Press. Established in 2010 by Kristen Johanna Allen and Mark Bailey, the nonprofit press releases six to eight fiction titles each year that focus on the American West, specifically as it relates to human relationships and the natural world.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

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 Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am and Monica Youn’s Blackacre, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Anatomy of Awards: September/October 2016

by Staff

Grants & Awards

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings.

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First Fiction 2016: Nine More Notable Debuts

by Staff

Feature

Posted 8.1.16

July/August 2016

As part of our sixteenth annual First Fiction roundup, in which five debut authors—Yaa GyasiMasande Ntshanga, Rumaan Alam, Maryse Meijer, and Imbolo Mbue—discuss their first books, we picked nine more notable debuts that fans of fiction should consider reading this summer.

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Agents & Editors: The Book Group

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Four veteran agents talk about the business of books, the secret to a good pitch, and what authors should do in the lead-up to publication.

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Literary MagNet

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

The newly revamped Literary MagNet highlights an author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features poet Alice Notley, who takes us through five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new collection, Certain Magical Acts (Penguin, June).

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Q&A: Curry, Gould Expand Emily Books

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

The founders of revivalist press Emily Books talk about their recent partnership with Coffee House Press, staying true to their ethics, and sustaining the future of “weird books by women.”

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Reviewers & Critics: Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Agent, Writer, Editor (Reflections From Someone Who’s Been All Three)

by Betsy Lerner

Special Section

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.

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