Gertrude Stein Myths, Jay McInerney on The Great Gatsby, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.11.12

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:

The Israeli government may pass legislation that will make it illegal to lower the price of a book until eighteen months after its release. (Jerusalem Post)

The organizers of Word Up, a volunteer-run bookstore in a "book-starved neighborhood" of New York City are attempting to raise ten thousand dollars in ten days as a means to keep the store open.  (New York Daily News)

Poet and graphic designer Sean Bishop measures the best poetry presses by their design aesthetic and production value. (Ploughshares)

Scott Turow details the history of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a group of best-selling authors who play rock music to support charity. (GalleyCat)

For the Millions, author Edra Ziesk reveals the difficulties of earning a living as a writer, teacher, or party host.

Lambda award-winning author Renate Stendhal attempts to separate myth from fact regarding the legacy of Gertrude Stein. (Tikkun)

Author Jay McInerney explains the enduring appeal of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. (Guardian)

During last week's BookExpo America, Penguin hosted a party at the recently reopened and newly renovated Algonquin Hotel, and novelist Emma Straub was there with a microphone and a camera. (Daily Beast)

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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.