Sandra Beasley's Plagiarist, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.29.13

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:

For WUNC's the Story, Nick Flynn was asked about his early life in Boston, and shares a poem composed the day of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Author Laura van den Berg discusses her wedding, held at a restaurant in Boston's Harvard Square in the wake of the marathon bombing. (Vogue)

Film director Steven Soderbergh is penning a crime novella on Twitter. (Hollywood Reporter)

A handwritten ledger kept by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been made available online by the University of South Carolina. (Library Journal)

Sandra Beasley details the experience of being targeted by a plagiarist. (New York Times)

The Los Angeles Times speaks with Maggie Shipstead about Seating Arrangementsher prize-winning first novel.

Kathy Crowley offers helpful tips for managing time shifts in fiction. (Beyond the Margins)

Publishers Weekly looks at the transformation of Tin House.

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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.