Daily News from Poets & Writers

Six Emerging Women Writers Receive $25,000 Awards

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.8.08

The Rona Jaffe Foundation announced on Wednesday the recipients of their fourteenth annual Writers' Awards, given to recognize emerging women writers "who demonstrate excellence and promise." The winners, nominated by literary professionals and selected by an anonymous panel of established writers, will each receive $25,000 at the awards ceremony, held on September 18 in New York City.

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D.C. Book Festival Spotlights African American Authors

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.5.08

From September 25 through 27, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving African American writers, will host Author Pavilion, a three-day book festival held in the nation's capital in celebration of African American literature and scholarship. The program features opportunities to meet with writers as well as performances of poetry and panel discussions.

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Ecco Lands Two Novels on Merc Center's First Novel Prize Shortlist

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.4.08

The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction recently announced the shortlist for the 2008 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. The annual award is named after the former president and CEO of Doubleday; funded by his family, the prize is worth ten thousand dollars. 

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Louise Glück Wins $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.3.08

The Academy of American Poets announced on Tuesday that Louise Glück has been named the winner of the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award, which carries with it a prize of $100,000.

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Amazon Acquires Shelfari

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.2.08

A little more than three weeks after Amazon bought AbeBooks, the online retailer announced that it has acquired Shelfari, the social networking site for book lovers. 

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Melbourne Named City of Literature

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.28.08

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently named Melbourne, Australia, a City of Literature, three days before the start of the Melbourne Writers Festival. The honor, given for the first time in 2004 to Edinburgh, Scotland, recognizes Melbourne’s thriving literary and publishing communities.

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Current Issue

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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.

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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.

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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.

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