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Q&A: Brenda Greene Celebrates Black Literature

by Charif Shanahan

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

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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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Agents & Editors: Amy Einhorn

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

The publisher of her eponymous imprint at Penguin Random House, Amy Einhorn discusses her early days as an assistant at FSG, the importance of titles, and how she pushes her authors to make their books the best they can be.

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The Exiles: Report From Literary Syria

by Stephen Morison Jr.

The Literary Life

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

In a continuing series examining the state of literature abroad, poets Amjad Etry and Hala Mohammad and filmmaker Muhammad Bayazid discuss the challenges that writers and artists face amidst ongoing political turmoil in Syria.

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Agents & Editors: David Gernert

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Literary agent David Gernert discusses the bookstore as a key to our culture, what it's like to work with John Grisham, and how big changes in the industry are affecting authors' incomes.

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How to Make a Life, Maybe Even a Living

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

The Practical Writer

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin looks at how Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe are building a literary life—and a bookstore—in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Anatomy of Awards

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

An in-depth look at the numbers behind the grants and awards given to writers in 2013.

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Scribd, Oyster Crack Open E-Reading

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Two new e-book services, the New York City–based Oyster and San Francisco–based Scribd, introduce a Netflix-like service for the literary set, offering unlimited access to digital libraries by subscription.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features YesYes Books, a new poetry press that is paving the way for new forms of multimedia publishing.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 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 1913: A Journal of Forms, Miramar, the Intentional Quarterly, Gigantic Sequins, and China Grove.

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