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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 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 Verb, the Relay Project, From the Fishouse, Sonora Review, Bridge, Columbia, Failbetter, and Versal. 

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Evening Ferry by Katherine Towler and Little Beauties by Kim Addonizio.

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Amazon Expands Search Function

by Doug Diesenhaus

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

In case anyone was wondering, the four most frequently used words in T.S. Eliot’s 1943 collection Four Quartets are “time,” “past,” “fire,” and “end.” It is this kind of information that can be found by using one of several new features recently added to Amazon.com’s “Search Inside the Book” function, launched in October 2003. 

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 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, the Southern Review, Swivel: The Nexus of Women and Wit, 6x6, Ninth Letter, and Black Clock

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The Contester: Who's Doing What to Keep Them Clean

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

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Unfortunately, these days it is not the quality of the award-winning writing that gets people talking; it is the way in which contests are run and the manner in which winners are chosen—or not chosen, as the case may be—that attract attention.

 

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Resuscitating Poetry Recitation

by Kevin Canfield

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

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The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation recently completed the pilot phase of a new program designed to raise the profile of poetry in high schools.

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The Transformation of James Frey

by Daniel Nester

Feature

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

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Two years after publishing a brutal, unflinching account of his drug addiction, James Frey is showing signs of becoming a kinder, gentler writer in his second memoir, My Friend Leonard.

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features McSweeney’s Books, Believer Books, Tell Tale Press, and Wings Press.

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Q&A: C. Michael Curtis's Fiction Issues

by Timothy Schaffert

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

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C. Michael Curtis, a senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly, who is known not only for selecting award-winning short stories but also for his considerate and sensible letters of rejection to the thousands of submissions he’s read over the years, spoke about the magazine’s new approach to publishing fiction.

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No Translation Takers

by Joe Woodward

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

Despite a $10,000 incentive from the Association of American Publishers to United States publishers willing to translate, publish, and promote contemporary Iranian fiction, no commercial houses have come forward since the initiative was announced in late 2004.

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