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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

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 Sophie Cabot Black's The Exchange and Brian Kimberling's Snapper, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

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 Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, Booth, West Branch, and Pleiades. 

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Where Freedom Grows

by Carrie Neill

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

The biennial Gift of Freedom Award, sponsored by the Placitas, New Mexico-based A Room of Her Own Foundation, transcends competition by acting as an agent for change in the lives of women writers.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist press based in Fairfax, Virginia, that publishes one title each year as part of its annual poetry and hybrid-prose chapbook contest.

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Digital Digest: Algorithms for What to Read Next

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

As online book reviews and user-sourced suggestion models have become increasingly important to the bookselling industry, publishers are developing new digital platforms for reviews and recommendations. 

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Q&A: The New Publisher of Little, Brown

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Reagan Arthur, the new publisher of Little, Brown, discusses her new role and the health of the company she now leads through these uncertain times in publishing.

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Bon Appétit: How Food Writing Fed My Fiction

by Aaron Hamburger

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Fiction writer Aaron Hamburger got more than he bargained for when he signed up for a class in food writing. Instead of simply learning about a new genre, he also learned some valuable lessons about the one he'd been practicing for years.

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The Smart Approach to Contest Submissions

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Here are seven strategies for a more efficient (and hopefully more effective) process of submitting your work to contests.

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The Anatomy of Awards

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

With a total of more than $9 million, Poets & Writers Grants & Awards section saw an increase of more than $3 million from tens years earlier.

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The Written Image: Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil starts a book art project in honor of Baghdad's literary community affected by a 2007 car bombing. 

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