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A Pair of Presses Join Poetic Forces

by Alex Dimitrov

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Portland, Oregon-based Octopus Books and Tin House Books join forces to collaborate on a new poetry series that carves out a space for a new audience and invigorates the city's poetry community.

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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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A Crucial Collaboration: Reader-Writer-Character-Book

by Ruth Ozeki

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Character calls forth writer. Writer calls forth reader. It seems straightforward—but is it? Novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki explores the relationships embedded in every novel and work of fiction.

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Network: How to Use Pinterest to Connect With Readers

by Charlene Oldham

The Practical Writer

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Charlene Oldham, a freelance writer and professor of journalism and business communications, offers advice to writers about how to use Pinterest to connect with and inspire readers.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 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 Denise Duhamel’s Blowout and Phillip Lopate’s Portrait Inside My Head, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Digital Digest: Indie Retailers and the Amazon Effect

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Some of the nation's largest book sellers are seeing unprecedented global expansion by using digital platforms to their advantage.

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The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt

by Stephen Morison Jr.

The Literary Life

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. reports on the literary community in Cairo, Egypt, interviewing authors, publishers, and booksellers about the ongoing protests, freedom of speech, and the future of Egypt.

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Parents & Writers

by Carrie Neill

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

This spring the San Francisco-based nonprofit Sustainable Arts Foundation launches its residency grant program, which offers support to writers and artists residencies that accomodate writers and artists with children. 

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Campaign for Cash: Crowdfunding Tips for Writers

by Gigi Rosenberg

The Practical Writer

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Gigi Rosenberg provides crowdfunding tips for writers looking to raise money for research trips, workshops, and publication.

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Poetry for Patients and Their Families

by Beth Cranwell Aplin

News and Trends

Posted 2.28.13

March/April 2013

The New Jersey-based publisher CavanKerry Press is helping patients and families awaiting medical attention with The Waiting Room Reader, an anthology of poetry and prose distributed for free to hospitals in select states across the country. 

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