Submission Phobia, Legacy of Samuel Greenberg, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.28.12

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:

Partnering with Author Solutions, Simon & Schuster has created Archway Publishing, a self-publishing service. (MediaBistro)

Meanwhile, Melville House weighs in on Simon & Schuster's new imprint.

A copyright law that allows authors to purge thirty-five-year-old publishing contracts will take effect in 2013. (paidContent)

Slate's staff picked their favorite books of 2012, including Shani Boianjiu's The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo.

Author and writing instructor Michelle Seaton explains how to get past your submission phobia. (Review Review)

Jacob Silverman looks at the legacy of poet Samuel Greenberg—admired by Hart Crane, Greenberg died almost a century ago at the age of twenty-three. (Poetry Foundation)

A new service to help authors supplement books tours has launched—Booktalk Nation.

Julia Fierro tells the story of helping her aging parents salvage their Long Island house in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Underwater New York)

Today is William Blake's birthday.

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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.