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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.06

January/February 2006

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 Paris Review, A Public Space, lyric, Saranac Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Red River Review, the Canary, and River Styx.

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The Contester: More Contest News

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.06

January/February 2006

The University of Georgia Press recently revoked the 2004 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction given to Brad Vice of Starkville, Mississippi, for his short story collection, The Bear Bryant Funeral Train, which was published in September 2005, after learning that one of the stories contained uncredited material from Carl Carmer’s Stars Fell on Alabama, a book of nonfiction published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1934 and later reprinted by the University of Alabama Press.

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.06

January/February 2006

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Action Books, Fence Books, Verse Press, Wave Books, Tin House Books, Bloomsbury USA, Twisted Spoon Press, and White Pine Press.

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Amazon Starts Publishing Program

by Doug Diesenhaus

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

In August, Amazon.com launched a program that offers customers short stories and essays in a digital format for forty-nine cents each.

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

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 Poetry Northwest, the Alaska Quarterly Review, Fence, Black Clock, Ninth Letter, and Eleven Eleven.

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The Contester: Series Editor Retires Amid Controversy

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

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Fueled by allegations of unfairness, Bin Ramke announces his retirement after twenty-two years as editor of the Contemporary Poetry Series.

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That Glittering Possibility: Eighteen Debut Poets Who Made Their Mark in 2005

by Kevin Larimer

Feature

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

The eighteen poets featured here represent only a fraction of the debut books published in 2005, yet they are emblematic of the diverse community of poets who have recently forged their own paths to publication.

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Considering the Value of a Book

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

During a recent trip to New York City, Joseph Bednarik, the marketing director of Copper Canyon Press, noticed something while riding the subway that got him thinking about the ways in which poetry is distributed. 

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from The Jungle Law by Victoria Vinton and Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn.

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Other Voices Books, Soho Press, Paris Press, Curbstone Press, Limberlost Press, Aralia Press, Ugly Ducking Presse, A Rest Press, and Atelos.

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