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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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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 Written Image: Not Nothing

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Two forthcoming books from Siglio Press collect the art and writing of Ray Johnson, pop artist and founder of the New York Correspondence School.

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Miss the Hiss of Voices on Vinyl?

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz revive the Calliope Author Readings, their series of original recordings from the 1960s by novelists James Baldwin, Philip Roth, John Updike, and others in their early careers—by converting the original vinyl recordings to digital.

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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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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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Scratching Out a Living as a Writer

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

Two editors launch a new digital magazine that explores the business of getting paid to write.

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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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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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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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