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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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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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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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Agents & Editors: Susan Golomb

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

Susan Golomb, whose clients include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, and William T. Vollmann, talks about the ebb and flow of submission season, the art of the preemptive offer, and the gems she finds in her slush pile.

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Small Press Points: Curbside Splendor

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.14

March/April 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Curbside Splendor, a recently expanded independent press located in Chicago.

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Architecture for Travelers

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

This spring poets Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu will build a house together after exploring the meaning of home through writing, photography, and a 680-mile walk across Texas.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 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 Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird and Justin Hocking’s The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Art & Words Inspires Writers, Artists

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

An innovative exhibit in Fort Worth, Texas, encourages artists and writers to take inspiration from one another’s work.

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Students Serve as Poet Ambassadors

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

This April, during National Poetry Month, and through September, five high school students will work to promote poetry across the country.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 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 Creative Nonfiction, Brick, the White Review, Little Star, and Ecotone.

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