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Agents & Editors: A Conversation With Four Literary Agents

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Four young literary agents meet for an evening of food, drink, and conversation about how they find new authors, what they need to see in a query letter, and the common mistakes writers should avoid.

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Reviewers & Critics: Jennifer Day of the Chicago Tribune

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Jennifer Day, the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday books section, Printer’s Row Journal, discusses her commitment to assembling the best literary criticism on both the local and national level.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 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 Rattle, Poetry International, the Moth, Grain, and Barrelhouse.

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Small Press Points: Civil Coping Mechanisms

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Fairfax, Virginia–based Civil Coping Mechanisms, whose devotion to writing that “doesn’t shy away” is reimagining what it means to cope.

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Writing an Elegy for a Dead World

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Inspired by the works of Shelley, Keats, and Byron, a new video game challenges its players to get creative with writing-based gameplay.

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The Loft Still Flying High at Forty

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature join forces to launch Literary Hub, a new site with an editorial team dedicated to curating the best literature-related writing on the Web.

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A New Hub for Literary Culture

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature join forces to launch Literary Hub, a new site with an editorial team dedicated to curating the best literature-related writing on the Web.

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Miwa Messer’s Great New Writers

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

The director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program talks about the process of searching for the “extraordinary storytelling” that makes a great new book.

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The Written Image: Home for an Hour

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

In Home for an Hour, an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Adam Moser, writer Jacob Paul, and photographer Sarah Martin, seven couples are given free rein inside Moser’s apartment, while Paul composes stories about how the guests spend their time there.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

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 Toni Morrison’s Gold Help the Child and Charles Simic’s The Lunatic, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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