Henri Cole's Visit to the Grave of Hart Crane, Neil Gaiman to Write Sandman Prequel, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.13.12

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Melville House has a breakdown of the latest news in the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against publishers and Apple.

Jackson prize-winning poet Henri Cole visits the graveside of a literary hero—the poet Hart Crane. (New Yorker)

The Millions rounds up a list of famous writers who were cast in films (not playing themselves), including George Plimpton, Calvin Trillin, and Maya Angelou.

Following recent news of a five-book deal for books for kids, author Neil Gaiman announced he will publish a prequel to his famed graphic novel, The Sandman. (Guardian)

On her Tumblr, veteran novelist Jami Attenberg offers advice to a young writer who asked what to expect with the publication of her first book: "Stay off the internet if you can help it."

The New York Daily News looks at a popular new Facebook game: Jane Austen's Rogues and Romances.

The Los Angeles Times details a recent Literary Death Match event, at which writers and judges—including former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, and comedian Rob Delaney—shot Silly String at a poster of T. C. Boyle.

For Star Trek fans, John Scalzi has written a novel about the anonymous officers in red shirts whose appearance on camera usually ended in tragedy. (NPR)

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.