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Small Press Points: Forest Avenue Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Portland, Oregon–based Forest Avenue Press, a boutique house that publishes just three titles per year, all focusing on “a desire to investigate a subject and to bear witness.”

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Reviewers & Critics: Michael Schaub

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

The latest installment of Reviewers & Critics features Michael Schaub, an incisive—and hilarious—literary critic and former Bookslut contributor.

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Calling Ishmael

by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

With an app, a website, and a fleet of rotary-style pay phones, the new interactive project Call Me Ishmael allows readers and book lovers to call the fabled sailor and leave him personal messages about their favorite books.  

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 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 Sunil Yapa’s debut novel, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist and Mira Ptacin’s debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Fractures Through Time: Our Eleventh Annual Look at Debut Poets

by Dana Isokawa

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

Our eleventh annual Debut Poets roundup highlights ten of the most exciting and inspiring first books of poetry published in 2015.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

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 the Freeman’s, Verse, Masters Review, and Ploughshares.

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Small Press Points: Deep Vellum Publishing

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Dallas, Texas–based Deep Vellum Publishing, a nonprofit press that focuses on literature in translation and is committed to supporting the growing literary community in Dallas.

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The Written Image: Last Night's Reading

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

In her new book, illustrator Kate Gavino—author of the popular Last Night’s Reading blog—brings hundreds of literary readings to life by pairing illustrations of authors with selected quotes from each event.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

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 the Black Warrior Review, Granta, the Asia Literary Review, the Burnside Review, and the Dark Horse.

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Scouting Out New Books of Poetry

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Frustrated by a reviewing culture that they found to be increasingly insular—and as such, less honest—two poets decided to create a safe new space for reviewers to write candidly—and anonymously—about new collections of poetry.

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