Twenty-One Twitter Novels by Famous Authors, Free Edgar Allan Poe E-Books, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.15.12

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 Association of American Publishers (AAP) reports sales rose over 13 percent for the first half of 2012. (Publishers Weekly)

It looks as if Apple will unveil an iPad mini on October 23. (AllThingsD)

On New Hampshire Public Radio, Paris Review editor Lorin Stein speaks with Word of Mouth host Virginia Prescott about the hallmarks of a great short story.

Robert Atwan lists the ten best essays written since 1950. (Publishers Weekly)

Hector Tobar reports on attending San Francisco's famous Lit Crawl, a roving event aligned with the Litquake literary festival. (Los Angeles Times)

The Guardian challenged twenty-one authors—including A. M. Homes, Hari Kunzru, and Helen Fielding—to write twitter-sized novels.

Not one to shy away from anything anachronistic, Baz Luhrmann may use a score including Lady Gaga and Prince for his 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. (Huffington Post)

Halloween is only a few weeks away, so be sure to download your free Edgar Allan Poe e-books. (GalleyCat)

If you missed Food Poem Friday, it was Kevin Young's "Ode to Pepper Vinegar." (Food52)

Flavorwire rounded up a collection of great photos of writers hanging out together (Neil Gaiman gets around).

Literary podcast Other People with Brad Listi has created an app.

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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.