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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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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 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 Chang-Rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea and Olga Grjasnowa's All Russians Love Birch Trees, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Late December's New Beginning

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

After nearly three decades defunct, December magazine, a journal founded in 1958 that published early work by some of the country's literary greats, makes its revival.

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Motionpoems Gets Moving

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

A Minneapolis-based collaborative brings poetry to life through a series of animated films.

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The Miracle of Mentors: From the Hard Life to the Writing Life

by Jay Baron Nicorvo

Special Section

Posted 12.31.13

January/February 2014

After years of personal struggles including drug abuse and run-ins with the law, a poet meditates on the mentors who helped carry him toward the creative life.

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Q&A: Kate Gale Tends to Red Hen Press

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Kate Gale, the cofounder and managing editor of the Pasadena, California–based Red Hen Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, discusses the press's history, growth, and the keys to its success.

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Self-Publishing Perspectives: A Successful Author, Agent, and Publisher Discuss the Revolution in Progress

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Self-published author Jennifer Ciotta, literary agent Kristin Nelson, and independent publishing entrepreneur Richard Nash discuss the creative opportunities, challenges, and rewards of self-publishing.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Midwestern Gothic, a Chicago–based micro press dedicated to publishing new writing by Midwestern writers. 

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The Written Image: Heart of Darkness

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

Visual artist Matt Kish follows up his celebrated Moby-Dick in Pictures with another illustrated classic, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, which will be published in November by Tin House Books.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 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 Daniel Alarcón's At Night We Walk in Circles and Carmen Giménez Smith's Milk and Filth, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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