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Small Press Points: Mongrel Empire Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Mongrel Empire Press, an independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction based in Norman, Oklahoma, recently reopened to submissions following a two-year hiatus.

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The Written Image: Matthea Harvey’s If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

Harvey’s newest collection from Graywolf Press—which features the author’s visual art alongside new poetry—reveals both her visual and verbal imaginings.  

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0s&1s Reinvents E-book Publishing

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

As a digital publisher and distributor of e-books from small presses like Black Balloon, Curbside Splendor, and Tin House Books, 0s&1s Novels is reinventing how authors are paid for electronic material.

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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

by Steve Almond

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

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Living Room: A Profile of Sam Savage

by Kevin Larimer

Feature

Posted 7.21.14

September/October 2011

Sam Savage wrote for decades and eventually gave up completely before his debut novel was published when he was sixty-five. Now he’s an international best-selling author with a third novel, Glass, published by Coffee House Press, and one simple message for all of us: Art can save you.

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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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A Safe Space for Veteran Writers

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

Ron Capps’s Washington, D.C.–based Veterans Writing Project helps military veterans and their families begin to heal through writing workshops around the country.

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Atavist Books Puts Digital First

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

A new digital-first publisher launched in March of this year with the novella Sleep Donation by best-selling author Karen Russell, signaling a new benchmark in digital literature’s continued march toward prominence.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 2014

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 Osiris, Two Lines, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Literary Review, and Stonecutter.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.18.14

July/August 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 Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters and Maria Venegas’s Bulletproof Vest, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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